Reaching Hard to reach students with Ron Clark

Reaching Hard to Reach Students with Passion and Tough Love with Ron Clark

Teaching hard to reach students can be so frustrating. Master teacher and motivator Ron Clark shares his secrets for reaching kids and staying motivated to teach. I especially LOVED the advice he has about what we should remember before we start complaining!

Reaching Hard to reach students with Ron Clark

I'm curious how many of you listeners out there agree with Ron about how he doesn't necessarily give cookies to every kid in his class. Or how you feel about his statement that only the MVP deserves the trophy at the sports banquet. But whether you agree or disagree, I guarantee, Ron Clark is going to make you think (and laugh) in this episode of Every Classroom Matters. This was so much fun to record! (With his new viral video [below], lots of people are talking about Ron Clark right now.)

Essential Questions: Reaching Hard to Reach Students with Passion and Tough Love

  • Do some teachers just have more energy than others?
  • What do we do when we have a critical colleague bringing us down?
  • One important thing we should all remember before complaining to a colleague.
  • Timeless advice about one of the most important relationships every teacher has.

Resources for Teachers relating to Ron Clark

Yes, the Matthew Perry movie about Ron's early teaching career is very inspirational. I watch it when I need some motivation. I love it that he's still in the classroom and teaching.

Ron Clark quote about hard to reach kids

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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