Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The End of Molasses Classes, Part 3
Ron Clark also talks about what it has taken to get and to keep the Ron Clark Academy going. He has worked 24/7 and has given up many things for his success, including a family. As much as I love his enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to our profession and I see dozens of things that he is doing that I can infuse into my own daily teaching life, I don't think we should ask teachers to lay it all on the line to be successful with children. I am glad that there are educators like Ron Clark, but we must find a way to have his success without risking the other, balanced parts of our lives. We will only have global success if we can find that balance.