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The End of Molasses Classes

Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 13, 2011 – 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.

Customer Reviews


This book is very inspiring. It's a book that would refresh every teacher struggling or even looking for another breath of fresh air. Great book Ron Clark!

The End of Molasses Classes

This is a must read for anyone wanting a change to the education system in this country. Ron Clark, Kim Bearden, the staff of RCA, and of course the students are changing the educations system and the world. This book will make you laugh and cry and if you are anything like me, you will shout out saying "amen brother!". Mr. Clark is brilliant and as you read this book you become part of his world. You will leave this book wanting more and unable to lay it down. Please purchase and read this book...not only will you gain some valuable advice but you will be helping these teachers of RCA make a difference in these student's lives and in turn make our world's future brighter.


I have tears streaming down my face, and I've only just read the introduction!

The End of Molasses Classes
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Education
  • Published: Jul 26, 2011
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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