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The Excellent 11


Title: The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children

Author: Ron Clark

Publisher: Hyperion Books; June 2004

Overview: Ron Clark identifies 11 qualities shared by children who love to learn -- and shows that the same qualities can be found in the very best teachers and parents. Discover what those qualities are, why they work, and how you can incorporate them into your teaching and parenting.

Excerpt: Common Sense

About the Author: Ron Clark, author of The Excellent 11, is a native of North Carolina. He began his teaching career in 1995 at an elementary School in rural North Carolina, later moving to an inner city school in New York City. Since the publication of his first book, the New York Times bestseller The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child, Clark has been traveling around the United States, speaking to -- and learning from -- students, parents, teachers, and administrators in 49 states. For more about Ron Clark and his work, see the Education World articles The Essential 55: Rules for a Lifetime and Rules Are Back in Style.

Article by Linda Starr
Education World®
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09/20/2004