If you have not read a book by Ron Clark, then you are truly missing out. His books are a super simple read that will having you laughing and completely inspired. I recommend starting with The Essential 55. It is a book of 55 rules that Clark recommends for helping students to be successful. I was most inspired by the rules about manners and etiquette. Reading about how he teaches his students proper manners was an eye opener. I worked hard with my class this year and was so proud when we repeatedly received comments from staff, subs and parents about manners. It just made our year so much more fun and I think it helped us to grow even closer as a classroom family. After you read this book, you must read all of the rest of Ron Clark’s books. They won’t let you down and you will have a pep in your step when you head back to school.