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    Essential 55 An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child

    ISBN-10: 0786888164
    ISBN-13: 9780786888160
    Author(s): Ron Clark
    Description: ow many authors would travel coast to coast on a bus to get their book into as many hands as possible? Not many. But that's just what Ron Clark, author of The Essential 55, did to keep his book and message in the public eye. And it worked. After his  More...
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    Publisher: Hyperion Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.638
    Language: English

    ow many authors would travel coast to coast on a bus to get their book into as many hands as possible? Not many. But that's just what Ron Clark, author of The Essential 55, did to keep his book and message in the public eye. And it worked. After his Oprah appearance, sales skyrocketed: we've sold more than 850,000 copies in six months! The book sat tenaciously on the New York Times bestseller list for 11 weeks. Ron Clark was featured on the Today show, and in the Chicago Tribune, Good Housekeeping, and the New York Daily News-not to mention the calls we've received from teachers and parents who want to get their hands on Ron's guidelines for teaching children.Now in paperback, The Essential 55 will be the perfect book for parents and teachers to slip into their own backpacks, to read on the train or at lunch, and to highlight the sections that resonate for them. And with an author who is truly a partner in getting his message to the masses, we just can't lose.

    Ron Clark is the New York Times bestselling author of The Essential 55, which has sold more than one million copies in twenty-five different languages. He has been named "American Teacher of the Year" by Disney and was Oprah Winfrey's pick as her "Phenomenal Man." He founded The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, which more than 25,000 educators from around the world have visited to learn about the extraordinary ways that teachers and parents of RCA have helped children achieve great success. Clark has been featured on the Today show and CNN, and his experiences have been turned into the uplifting film, The Ron Clark Story, starring Matthew Perry.

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Responding to adults
    Making eye contact
    Congratulating a classmate
    Respect other students' comments, opinions, and ideas
    If you win, do not brag; if you lose, do not show anger
    If you are asked a question in conversation, ask a question in return
    Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough and say excuse me
    Do not show disrespect with gestures
    Always say thank you when given something
    When you receive something, do not insult the gift or the giver
    Surprise others by performing random acts of kindness
    When grading other students' papers, give only the correct grade
    Follow along when we read together in class
    Answer all written questions with a complete sentence
    Do not ask for a reward
    You must complete your homework every day
    Subject transitions will be swift, quiet, and orderly
    Be as organized as possible
    When homework is assigned, do not moan or complain
    When a substitute teacher is present, all class rules still apply
    Follow the specific classroom protocols
    You may bring a bottle of water to class, you may not leave for a drink of water during class
    Know other teachers' names and greet them in the hall by name
    Keep yourself and the bathrooms clean and germ-free
    Greet visitors and make them feel welcome
    Do not save seats in the lunchroom
    Do not stare at a student who is being reprimanded
    Call me if you have a question about homework and leave a message--once
    The ABC's of etiquette
    After dining in the cafeteria or elsewhere, be responsible for your trash
    In a hotel room, leave a tip for the hotel workers who clean your room
    On a bus, always face forward
    When meeting new people, shake hands and repeat their names
    When offered food, take only your fair share
    If someone drops something and you are close to it, pick it up
    Hold the door for people rather than letting it close on them
    If someone bumps into you, say excuse me, even if it was not your fault
    On a field trip, enter a public building quietly
    On a field trip, compliment the place you are visiting
    During an assembly, do not speak or call out to friends
    At home, answer your phone in a polite and appropriate manner
    When returning from a trip, shake the hands of every chaperone
    On escalators, stand to the right, walk to the left
    When walking in line, keep your arms at your sides and move quietly
    Never cut in line
    No talking in a movie theater during the movie
    Do not bring Doritos into the school building
    If anyone is bullying you, let me know
    Stand up for what you believe in
    Be positive and enjoy life
    Live so that you will never have regrets
    Learn from your mistakes and move on
    No matter the circumstances, always be honest
    Carpe Diem
    Be the best person you can be
    A Few Tips for Dealing with Children
    Tips for Dealing with Parents
    Tips for Setting Punishments and Rewards
    In Closing ...

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