Ron Clark?

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  1. a2z

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    My comment had to do with the comment I quoted which was a generalized comment.

    I did find your information interesting though. So, Ron Clark schools keep kids who will not behave in class just because they are troubled? They can disrupt the learning environment for all students?
     
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    They aren't likely to get kicked out for disrupting, but they do have a strict discipline policy with silent lunch and other consequences. Also with so many fun things to do such as trips to other countries, there is a lot more to lose than most schools if one chooses to misbehave.
     
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  4. TeacherNY

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    So this school makes the students accountable for their actions. Acknowledging that their behavior is a CHOICE rather than making excuses for them is probably what makes the school work.
     
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    I went to high school with him (small, rural, public high school...I actually teach there now), and honestly it doesn't surprise me that he's so successful. I haven't really followed him all that closely since he became well-known, but what little I have, he's being exactly who he is. Still Ron from school. I'm proud of him and find him inspiring, though that's not true of everyone here "back home". I chalk it up to jealousy. He loves what he does and he does it well. Nothing wrong with that.
     
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    Aug 14, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Nothing but respect for him and his school. I don't care if everything is transferable to any school. That's true of literally any institution that ever existed. You take what you can use and use it. I have read a couple of his books and they help me to stay motivated. Though I don't ooze confidence or charisma I can definitely take some tips that I can use to make my class more engaging and exciting.
     
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    Aug 14, 2019 at 11:55 PM

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  9. mathmagic

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    Aug 15, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Might want to diversify with your gif usage ;)
     
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    Aug 15, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    I taught in a small rural school for decades. We did our best to hold children accountable for their actions and that lead to having a great school with many A grades (in Florida) and parents were very satisfied with our methods. IF you can manage behaviors and understand the root causes for disruptive students AND show them you care you have a chance. I swear when my first year teaching in 1978 I thought my kids were wacked till I found out about their lives away from school. Then I realized they were actually doing pretty well all things considered.
     
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    Aug 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    You’re probably right! I’ll switch it up, haha! :)
     
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    How did I miss that he was on SURVIVOR?! LOL
     
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    Aug 16, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Don't feel bad. I missed it too lol. I haven't watched tv since 2009
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    Aug 16, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    You haven't missed anything.
     
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    Aug 16, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    Amen to that! We are in kind of an isolated place. I had never heard of him when I first saw this post. I found a couple of you tube videos on his schools out of curiosity. It works for his schools.
    I would like to work in a school like I saw his schools to be. If he wasn't arrogant which I think I read above from a PP. I know best foot forward when you are recording. There is a lot that probably goes on behind the scenes that we don't see.
     
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