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When The Essential 55 was published, Ron Clark became a tireless promoter, traveling the country to speak to large groups of teachers and fans. And when his Oprah appearance shot the book onto the New York Times bestseller list, he kept the heat on. We can expect the same tenacious commitment to promoting his follow-up book, The Excellent 11.The Excellent 11 contains eleve When The Essential 55 was published, Ron Clark became a tireless promoter, traveling the country to speak to large groups of teachers and fans. And when his Oprah appearance shot the book onto the New York Times bestseller list, he kept the heat on. We can expect the same tenacious commitment to promoting his follow-up book, The Excellent 11.The Excellent 11 contains eleven sections, with each one focusing on a theme directly related to teaching and raising children. Ron Clark draws from his own experience to give advice, telling personal stories that demonstrate the significance of each theme within the learning environment--an environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the larger world. Using themes ranging from Adventure, Ingenuity, and Humor to Dedication, Creativity, and Love, Clark provides a road map for both parents and teachers who want to enrich their children's learning experiences.


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When The Essential 55 was published, Ron Clark became a tireless promoter, traveling the country to speak to large groups of teachers and fans. And when his Oprah appearance shot the book onto the New York Times bestseller list, he kept the heat on. We can expect the same tenacious commitment to promoting his follow-up book, The Excellent 11.The Excellent 11 contains eleve When The Essential 55 was published, Ron Clark became a tireless promoter, traveling the country to speak to large groups of teachers and fans. And when his Oprah appearance shot the book onto the New York Times bestseller list, he kept the heat on. We can expect the same tenacious commitment to promoting his follow-up book, The Excellent 11.The Excellent 11 contains eleven sections, with each one focusing on a theme directly related to teaching and raising children. Ron Clark draws from his own experience to give advice, telling personal stories that demonstrate the significance of each theme within the learning environment--an environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the larger world. Using themes ranging from Adventure, Ingenuity, and Humor to Dedication, Creativity, and Love, Clark provides a road map for both parents and teachers who want to enrich their children's learning experiences.

30 review for The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children

  1. 5 out of 5

    teacupsandunicorns

    The overall premise and enthusiasm and wisdom of the book I like. He states a trait, explains why it’s important, and then gives an example of how he showed this to/students and further elaborates on why it works. However there are points in the book that he explains what he did to fix or heal a situation and then turns around and says “but what I did was really inappropriate. You probably shouldn’t do this.” So I was sometimes left feeling like, “ok, then can you give me an appropriate example The overall premise and enthusiasm and wisdom of the book I like. He states a trait, explains why it’s important, and then gives an example of how he showed this to/students and further elaborates on why it works. However there are points in the book that he explains what he did to fix or heal a situation and then turns around and says “but what I did was really inappropriate. You probably shouldn’t do this.” So I was sometimes left feeling like, “ok, then can you give me an appropriate example to learn from rather than this one?” Like, if he’s going to turn around tell the reader NOT to do what he did, but it’s not used a cautionary tale, why is he including a problematic example showing how he demonstrated an admirable trait that we should strive for? Doesn’t he have others to choose from? I found this mixed signal confusing and annoying. I want to see an appropriate way to learn by example. Why would he include something he did and how well it worked and then tell the reader not to do it? Other than that you can tell this guy loves students and loves wha the does, and it helped encourages me as I go to school to become a teacher. I recommend this, but sometimes I feel like you gotta take what he says with a grain of salt.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    It was very inspirational, but the one thing I kept thinking was: "I would so do that if I only had 30 kids instead of 140!" Most of the ideas in this book are just unrealistic for middle school and high school teachers. We teach only one specific subject to dozens and dozens of different students each day. Some of the ideas could be adapted to fit into our classrooms, but most cannot (unless you have hundreds of free hours and dollars at your disposal). Great ideas for elementary teachers though It was very inspirational, but the one thing I kept thinking was: "I would so do that if I only had 30 kids instead of 140!" Most of the ideas in this book are just unrealistic for middle school and high school teachers. We teach only one specific subject to dozens and dozens of different students each day. Some of the ideas could be adapted to fit into our classrooms, but most cannot (unless you have hundreds of free hours and dollars at your disposal). Great ideas for elementary teachers though and very inspirational overall. If you are a teacher, this book makes you feel like you felt back in college before you ever actually stepped foot into a classroom. That same fire and passion comes back to you after reading Clark's stories.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Another great book from Ron Clark. If every teacher in the country could get half as inspired and passionate as him, our future would be so BRIGHT! This book has wonderful tips for teachers and parents. Anyone with kids or going into teaching should take a look at this book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Audra

    I had high hopes for this book. Clark's enthusiasm for learning drew me into the book. His personal experiences give anecdotal examples of how he applies his Excellent qualities. However, the book soon becomes a treatise of extraordinary activities and unrealistic field trips that underscore what a phenomenal teacher he is. After two or three chapters, the self aggrandizement becomes droll and redundant. Personal experiences are wonderful examples, but humility should be one of his Excellent Qua I had high hopes for this book. Clark's enthusiasm for learning drew me into the book. His personal experiences give anecdotal examples of how he applies his Excellent qualities. However, the book soon becomes a treatise of extraordinary activities and unrealistic field trips that underscore what a phenomenal teacher he is. After two or three chapters, the self aggrandizement becomes droll and redundant. Personal experiences are wonderful examples, but humility should be one of his Excellent Qualities! Giving realistic illustrations of classroom techniques and using additional case examples of other successful instructors would temper the egotism and make for a more realistic expectation of classroom management.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Mester

    More anecdotal than 55, still lacking some cultural awareness.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Megan Nielsen

    Ron Clark is always an inspiration! Great reminders about keeping the main things in priority and teaching with passion!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    More anecdotal than evidential but it is a motivating guide to being a top-quality teacher. "The Excellent 11" qualities - enthusiasm, adventure, creativity, reflection, balance, compassion, confidence, humor, common sense, appreciation, and resilience - are as applicable in the business world as they are in the classroom. More anecdotal than evidential but it is a motivating guide to being a top-quality teacher. "The Excellent 11" qualities - enthusiasm, adventure, creativity, reflection, balance, compassion, confidence, humor, common sense, appreciation, and resilience - are as applicable in the business world as they are in the classroom.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kirsten Foti

    Although I agree with the overall message, there is a lot on this book I disagree with. Clark sets some unrealistic goals expectations based on his own choices, things many of us are completely incapable of achieving. He also focuses on testing as a measurement of success. In a day wen our kids are severely over tested, this is concerning.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Finally, a "teacher memoir" book that actually contains useful suggestions and advice without talking down to teachers! Finally, a "teacher memoir" book that actually contains useful suggestions and advice without talking down to teachers!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Knierim

    Right when I'm burned out and not loving teaching, this book lifted me back up and gave me new ways to approach my students and what I'm teaching them. Right when I'm burned out and not loving teaching, this book lifted me back up and gave me new ways to approach my students and what I'm teaching them.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Savanna Moore

    Great book for teachers and parents. Goes over 11 topics to help in the classroom and be successful. It is a good book to refer to when needing advice.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tishea

    It was an interesting read although it didn't resonate as deeply with me as it may have with other people. It was an interesting read although it didn't resonate as deeply with me as it may have with other people.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay

    This seemed more like a chance for Ron Clark to write about himself than his students. I was more annoyed than inspired.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ana

    I stop reading at "...I told them that I would be only giving two grades: one hundred or zero. Even if they only forgetting one name of forty one presidents, they would only get zero. It sounds harsh, I know. I believe as a teacher we must set the bar as high as possible...." I don't think it's an era of "memorizing" anymore, no? I don't like that he seems too focused on the result rather than the process (I know, I know he also gave some efforts to make his students memorizing all 41 president n I stop reading at "...I told them that I would be only giving two grades: one hundred or zero. Even if they only forgetting one name of forty one presidents, they would only get zero. It sounds harsh, I know. I believe as a teacher we must set the bar as high as possible...." I don't think it's an era of "memorizing" anymore, no? I don't like that he seems too focused on the result rather than the process (I know, I know he also gave some efforts to make his students memorizing all 41 president name) but that kind of "punishment" (100 of 0) won't do either. During reading this book, I feel like I'm reading a proposal where he tried to get a job or something? He wrote so much about himself, it's getting boring.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Renee Patzek

    Ron Clark is such an inspirational speaker to teachers and parents! As a teacher, I value his advice on building relationships with students and modeling respect, humility, integrity, etc. I first read The Essential 55 after learning about it from the school I am student teaching in. We implement the “rules” into our classroom Social Emotional learning time and students have responded incredibly well to it! I highly recommend picking up both books!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mike Menth

    You can just feel the passion for education that Ron Clark has in every page of his book. While the audience of The Excellent 11 various, as an educator I was able to walk away with many new tools for my own classroom. Beyond providing insight into education and equipping teachers with new ideas, the biggest impact Ron Clark has in his writing is creating a fire for teachers! This book will spark you to enter your classroom with energy, compassion, and a drive to succeed. Highly recommend!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cori Dantio

    I absolutely love Ron Clark, and this book didn't disappoint. There are definitely some common sense practices in this book, but it also has a few key peices of insight that may not always be at the forefront of the teachers mind. Great and quick read! I absolutely love Ron Clark, and this book didn't disappoint. There are definitely some common sense practices in this book, but it also has a few key peices of insight that may not always be at the forefront of the teachers mind. Great and quick read!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Connie

    You will not be disappointed when you read this book. Ron Clark reminds you why you became an educator and how to rejuvenate your classroom.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kelly White

    Practical, inspiring, and just what an educator needs during the summer to get ready for a new school year.

  20. 5 out of 5

    James

    I really enjoyed this book. It's kind of preachy but in a good way - absolutely full of practical advice and guidance. I really enjoyed this book. It's kind of preachy but in a good way - absolutely full of practical advice and guidance.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Yvette N.

    Easy read. Great book for those in the teaching profession or interested in going into the field.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Allen

    There’s lots of good advice in this book, but I don’t think that he has been in the shoes of a lot of us who teach.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn

    Love it!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    Great information for teachers and parents of raising successful kids. Wonderful qualities to have at any age.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Claudia Guerrero

    Excellent book for ideas in the classroom. Great strategies and honest experiences.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    This book is filled with character traits for teachers (& parents) AND to inspire within students for their success. So many great traits that align with what I believe and what our network teaches.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    I really enjoyed reading this. I made lots of notes so I can skim through and find the important information I wanted to use in the future.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    Not as good as his other books.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alana Stanton

    I have read all of Ron Clark's books and this one has always been my very favorite. Wonderful read!!! I have read all of Ron Clark's books and this one has always been my very favorite. Wonderful read!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kristin Raap

    Easy read. Great stories and easy to relate too. It is a great book that gives examples and stories that are sometimes funny and always very true. Nice to see others feel the same way.

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