The End of Molasses Classes

Ever since I started teaching, I have loved to read books written by other teachers.  I find them informative and inspirational.  Some of my favorites include Educating Esme, The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter, and a Room With A Different View.  

This summer I was lucky enough to read The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark.  I read much of this book with tears falling down my cheeks as I became immersed in the lives of the people who make the Ron Clark Academy an extraordinary place for teaching and learning.  The End of Molasses Classes is "filled with the magic, the successes, the heartbreaks, and the triumphs that are the Ron Clark Academy." The vignettes are a snapshot of how the Ron Clark Academy seeks to ignite a passion for learning in and out of the classroom.  At times followed by a Do This suggestion, it told how you could apply this method in your classroom or school.

The End of Molasses Classes could not have come at a more timely manner as our school is going through a period of change; new leadership, lower than expected test scores, and perhaps, a much needed time for our school to self reflect about our current practices.

This was my favorite quote in the book.

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Happy Teaching and Learning!

I received a copy of The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark.  This did not affect my opinions about this book.  


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  3. Ron Clark is my absolute FAVE!!! Have you ever seen him speak? He actually got up on the table top - SO passionate!!! I have to get this book; thanks for the tip.



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