Education

Atlanta’s Ron Clark On The Excitement Of Teaching

Founder of the Ron Clark Academy, Ron Clark has had over 3,000 educators a year come to observe some of the most innovative teachers in the world. CREDIT ALEX MARTINEZ
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In this installment of “Valerie Jackson: In Conversation,” WABE talked with “America’s Teacher” Ron Clark, co-founder of the Ron Clark Academy.

Over 3,000 educators a year visit Clark’s nonprofit school to observe some of the most innovative teachers in the world. He is the best-selling author of “The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck” and has a newly released book “Move Your Bus, An Extraordinary Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life.”

 

  Host Valerie Jackson sat down with Clark for a conversation on what makes his school so successful and his focus on engaging teaching tactics and rigorous standards. They discuss how it can be replicated in K-12 classrooms everywhere, as well as how America’s schools are failing us and what needs to be done about it.