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3.00524934383202 out of 53.00524934383202 out of 53.00524934383202 out of 53.00524934383202 out of 53.00524934383202 out of 5 3.01 (381 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ron Clark Narrator: Ron Clark Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9781401385453
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The Excellent 11 contains eleven sections, with each one focusing on a theme directly related to teaching and raising children. Ron Clark draws from his own experience to give advice, telling personal stories that demonstrate the significance of each theme within the learning environment—an environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the larger world. Using themes ranging from adventure, ingenuity, and humor to dedication, creativity, and love, Clark provides a road map for both parents and teachers who want to enrich their children’s learning experiences.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Stephens | 2/11/2014

    " This was yet another book I read to broaden my understanding of the teaching process. While it does present a lot of good advice for aspiring teachers, I only gave it 3 stars because of its touchy-feely nature. I want information, not motivational harangues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Z | 2/8/2014

    " I wasn't half as excited about his second book than The Essential 55, but still, I appreciate Ron Clark's contagious energy as it relates to finding ways to reach students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/7/2014

    " A very quick read. I took a bunch of notes, but he says what all the great teachers with books out say: Be creative and passionate about who and what you are teaching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katee | 2/5/2014

    " Good book full of practical ideas for teachers with all types of experience. This book also encouraged me to keep teaching even when the going gets tough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/20/2014

    " This was an easy read the whole staff of my school read and discussed. Lots of stories but only a few worthwhile tips. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bri Rinehart | 1/18/2014

    " Great teaching book. This guy is crazy. He has guts adn I can see why kids love him! Very inspiring. This book is a keeper! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 1/13/2014

    " I was looking for some insightful advice to make me a better teacher and only found common sense. As a National Teacher of the Year I thought he would have profound insights to share, but the things he mentions seem very superficial. Painting your classroom electric blue???Without permission???? I'm sure the children thought he was a blast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronnie | 12/31/2013

    " I really enjoyed listening to the audio book version of this one. After reading The Essential 55-- and then being fortunate enough to visit the Ron Clark Academy this past spring--hearing Ron narrate was just another way to pretend I was still there and soak up all the "Ron Clark-edness" that I could. This second book is surprisingly still full of good advice (especially, I thought, his piece on the incorporation of vocabulary), and I plan to listen to the third when it comes out in July as well. Truly an inspiration to those teachers who sometimes feel they are "going it alone"... Ron's testimonies are a reminder to commit to excellence in our responsibilities and gifts as teachers, and be satisfied with nothing less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindy | 12/28/2013

    " I saw a somewhat low-budget TV movie about Ron Clark (The Ron Clark Story) and loved it! He is an excellent educator and I thought his book was great for teachers of all kinds. He motivated me to be more creative in Anya's "lessons." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 12/28/2013

    " Great reminder and refresher for teachers, new and experienced. Has some great thoughts/ideas for parents as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Nobel Fields | 11/6/2013

    " Finally, a "teacher memoir" book that actually contains useful suggestions and advice without talking down to teachers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin | 10/25/2013

    " This book is full of wonderful anecdotes and tips for teachers and parents alike. As someone who works with kids, it helps to revitalize you after the bad days and feeds the enthusiasm on good days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 9/21/2013

    " Another great book from Ron Clark. If every teacher in the country could get half as inspired and passionate as him, our future would be so BRIGHT! This book has wonderful tips for teachers and parents. Anyone with kids or going into teaching should take a look at this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene King | 9/7/2013

    " I needed some fresh ideas and inspiration. This book makes me love teaching even more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheney | 6/7/2013

    " I really didn't have any "oh my gosh I am so trying that!" moments but I will say that it did give me the enthusiasm and motivation that I needed to get back into the swing of things. I enjoyed reading this book and the way he told stories of some of his experiences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 5/26/2013

    " Same enthusiasm, but isn't it interesting that in order to be the teacher he aspired to be, he had to start his own school and leave public education. Doesn't that say something about the public schools? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 apwebb83 | 4/11/2013

    " This teacher is full of youthful optimism and energy. I can tell that he is enjoying himself and it makes me happy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janalyn | 4/8/2013

    " If you are a any kind of a teacher-read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Knierim | 1/13/2013

    " Right when I'm burned out and not loving teaching, this book lifted me back up and gave me new ways to approach my students and what I'm teaching them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 1/4/2013

    " Every educator should read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Schuster | 11/23/2012

    " I love him and hate him at the same time. I want to be him but know I couldn't stand to be around him. Weird. I'm certainly glad I read the book. I'm not Ron Clark, but I've learned from him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 8/25/2012

    " Every teachers should read this book. A lot of his general ideas are commen sense for teachers, but he has a lot of really good ideas to use in the classroom. It also has a section on tips for principals, parents, and superintendents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 6/18/2012

    " This book got me all fired up and reminded me why I wanted to be a teacher in the first place...the kids! Must read for any NEW teacher or even an experienced teacher wanting to re-kindle the passion for teaching they had as a newbie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 4/27/2012

    " Clark offers motivational activities to help students succeed. I like that he includes what parents can and should do in addition to teachers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/7/2012

    " Had to read this for a class. Though I'm not a teacher, it was a valuable quick read to remind anyone in education about the foundations that we all need to build our approach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 3/18/2012

    " chicken soup for the teacher's soul or something like that. Zig Ziglar sort of thing. except there are good ideas in here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elainendean | 2/9/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. Ron shares some wonderful ideas for teachers and parents in motivating, inspiring, and educating children. Another great read for teachers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audra | 10/4/2011

    " As much for parents as teachers. Read the entire thing at the airport. Very inspiring, gives you good ideas to get your kids to do the right things without "punishing". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J | 5/1/2011

    " Pretty decent book in the way of advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/15/2010

    " A very quick read. I took a bunch of notes, but he says what all the great teachers with books out say: Be creative and passionate about who and what you are teaching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheney | 8/14/2010

    " I really didn't have any "oh my gosh I am so trying that!" moments but I will say that it did give me the enthusiasm and motivation that I needed to get back into the swing of things. I enjoyed reading this book and the way he told stories of some of his experiences.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 4/20/2010

    " This was an easy read the whole staff of my school read and discussed. Lots of stories but only a few worthwhile tips.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 apwebb83 | 1/13/2010

    " This teacher is full of youthful optimism and energy. I can tell that he is enjoying himself and it makes me happy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/29/2009

    " This was yet another book I read to broaden my understanding of the teaching process. While it does present a lot of good advice for aspiring teachers, I only gave it 3 stars because of its touchy-feely nature. I want information, not motivational harangues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Deering | 12/23/2009

    " Same enthusiasm, but isn't it interesting that in order to be the teacher he aspired to be, he had to start his own school and leave public education. Doesn't that say something about the public schools? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janalyn | 10/27/2009

    " If you are a any kind of a teacher-read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitchengrrl | 7/4/2009

    " I got some really great ideas and inspiration from this one. This seemed to have more practical applications for me than the Essential 55 for some reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindy | 6/3/2009

    " I saw a somewhat low-budget TV movie about Ron Clark (The Ron Clark Story) and loved it! He is an excellent educator and I thought his book was great for teachers of all kinds. He motivated me to be more creative in Anya's "lessons." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 4/11/2009

    " Right when I'm burned out and not loving teaching, this book lifted me back up and gave me new ways to approach my students and what I'm teaching them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Z | 3/8/2009

    " I wasn't half as excited about his second book than The Essential 55, but still, I appreciate Ron Clark's contagious energy as it relates to finding ways to reach students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bri | 10/12/2008

    " Great teaching book. This guy is crazy. He has guts adn I can see why kids love him! Very inspiring. This book is a keeper! "

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About the Author
Author Ron Clark

Ron Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Essential 55, 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 ten thousand 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.