Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, August 14, 2015

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

About The Book:  New York Times bestselling author and educator Ron Clark challenges parents, teachers, and communities everywhere embrace a difference in the classroom and uplift, educate, and empower our children.  Read this book to find out why so many across the country have embraced these powerful rules.
· Set the electric tone on day one
· Teach your children how to study—don’t expect it to come naturally
· Don’t constantly stress about test scores
· Not every child deserves a cookie
· Lift up your teachers. No, really, lift them up!
· If kids like you all the time, you’re doing something wrong
· Don’t be a penny parent
Be different. Be bold. Join in.
About The Author:  Ron Clark is widely known as “America’s Educator” and was Oprah Winfrey’s first pick as her “Phenomenal Man.” He is a New York Times bestselling author and has been featured on the Today show, CNN, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. For more, please visit
My Thoughts On The Book:  This summer some of our reading specialists were allowed to attend a Ron Clark training.  When they got back they were so excited and decided to have a Facebook book study.  We were called Educational Runners.  We were each given a chunk of the book to read and then five questions about that particular chunk.  I had never heard of Ron Clark prior to this and I was sold hook, line, and sinker.  As a teacher of 25+ years sometimes we find ourselves getting stale in the classroom.  Times change.....and things need to be shaken up a bit.  I loved the practical teaching strategies Ron Clark provided in the book.  "No More Molasses Classes" was just the inspiration I was looking for to rid myself of the stales.   Our school is going to do a book study on Moving the Bus next and I was the first one to sign up for it.  I cannot wait!   If you are an educator, parent, or anyone who works with youth, this book is a must read.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I did not receive this book free from anyone.  I paid for it from Amazon.  It was just so amazing I felt as if I needed to write a review so that other teachers would catch the fire and read it too.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” !

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