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

ISBN-10: 0786888164
ISBN-13: 9780786888160
Edition: 2003
Authors: Ron Clark
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
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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