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The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers

The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers

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by Ron Clark
     
 

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A new book from the award-winning teacher and bestselling author, Ron Clark, providing rules for parents and teachers to help kids succeed in school.

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A new book from the award-winning teacher and bestselling author, Ron Clark, providing rules for parents and teachers to help kids succeed in school.

Editorial Reviews

America's infrastructure isn't just highways and piping systems; it is also the young people who will be our future. Author and American Teacher of the Year Ron Clark (The Essential 55) has made it his mission to make classrooms places of lively interaction and learning. Like his Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, his new book is designed to teach parents and teachers how to teach better and how to empower students for the real world. With its 101 successful strategies, The End of Molasses Classes provides abundant remedies for lackluster classes and flagging motivation. One of the summer's most inspiring reads.

Publishers Weekly
Clark, founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, award-winning teacher and author (The Essential 55), interweaves the history of his school with advice for teachers and parents; the text is rife with heart-warming anecdotes and inspiring ideas. The author explains how he used funds from his first book to turn an abandoned factory into a school for fifth through eighth graders that hosts 3,000 teachers annually for training programs.. Rewards are given only to the deserving (to wit, "Not every child deserves a cookie" is the opening core principle). Kids must "earn" their school jackets, and not every child receives his or hers at the same time. Some, Clark admits, may say the practice is "cruel" or damaging to self-esteem, but he offers proven results, with test scores rising and children who love learning. "The End of Molasses Classes," the author explains, is a call to make education fun, interesting, and anything but "slow." Clark installs a slide in the lobby, jumps up on desks while teaching, encourages kids to sing and chant in class as they learn their lessons, and urges teachers to take a personal interest in each student. Clark's ode to his academy is overloaded with glowing testimonials, but educators and parents will find much to emulate in this passionate, motivating tool book. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451639728
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Edition description:
Simon & Schuster
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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Ron Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Essential 55, 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 10,000 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.

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