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.
From the man whom The New York Times calls “a genius and a saint” comes a revelatory program for educating today’s youth. In Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire!, Rafe Esquith reveals the techniques that have made him one of the most acclaimed educators of our time. The two mottoes in Esquith’s classroom are “Be Nice, Work Hard,” and “There Are No Shortcuts.” His students voluntarily come to school at 6:30 in the morning and work until 5:00 in the afternoon. They learn to handle money responsibly, tackle algebra, and travel the country to study history. They pair Hamlet with rock and roll, and read the American classics. Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire! is a brilliant and inspiring road map for parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about the future success of our nation’s children.
Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increaseteacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book showsprincipals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-widethrough high-impact inservices lasting only tenminutes—incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings.Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and AnnetteBreaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested,mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. Thebook covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parentengagement to motivating students and making lessonsmeaningful.Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacherimprove on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inserviceworkshopsOffers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators,mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effectivetraining sessionsEach of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips onhow to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, andimplementation activities to ensure lasting learningWhitaker and Breaux are bestselling education authors with aproven track record improving teacher effectiveness
This handy resource contains a simple and effective method forimproving teacher effectiveness school wide.