Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rule # 1, We Are Family

Salam alayk..

Just now I got the chance to watch "The Ron Clark Story". It is really a great story. I can't forget the scene where Tayshawn is been hit and punched at face by his foster father. Alas..I enjoy watching it since I get so many ideas on how teaching is actually about--reality can't all be written,anyways.

So, here's go the details...;)

The Ron Clark Story (also known as The Triumph in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the UKand the Philippines) is a 2006 television film that premiered on TNT on Sunday, August 13, 2006. Based on the real educator Ron Clark, it centers on the title character, a teacher from a small town, who moves to New York City and tries to make a difference in the lives of his students, despite nobody, including the students themselves, believing in them. The film was sponsored byJohnson & Johnson.<---unfortunately, i can say..:(

The Ron Clark Story follows the inspiring tale of an energetic, creative and idealistic young teacher who leaves his small North Carolina hometown to teach in a New York City public school. Through his passionate use of special rules for his classroom, highly innovative teaching techniques and an undying devotion to his students and helping them cope with their problems, Clark is able to make a remarkable difference in the lives of his students. For one young girl trying to attend school while helping to raise her siblings, he offers a chance for her to overcome her situation and become one of the class' top students.For a young man with a penchant for graffiti, he offers an ideal outlet for artistic expression.

Even when he is almost overcome by pneumonia, Clark continues to work with his students, hoping that he can raise their test scores to an acceptable level, or possibly even higher. However, when Mr Clark returns, he finds out his class did not deliver the goods but he remains optimistic about their chances. The kids sit in the state exams and a few days later, Mr Clark takes the kids to see the Phantom of Opera. In the end, Principal Turner reveals that Mr Clark's class got the highest average in the state and Mr Clark was regarded by his students as their best teacher in the world.

Additional notes:

Ron has written two books. The first, called The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child (2003), is being published in 25 countries. In 2004 he followed with The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children.

In December 2008, Oprah Winfrey donated $365K to Ron Clark, for the Ron Clark Academy [you see, he has just found a learning academy when in Malaysia we have Singing Academy..<---you know it better than me.
] and for his profound dedication in teaching.

I hope I can be a really patient teacher like him. I think New Yorkian youngsters are very unimagined teenagers. I wonder how are the youngsters can act in future if at the moment, they can already treat their teacher like that!

But one thing I am sure is, if I practise it here in our country, the people would just straight away mad at me--to go into your student's house without their parents' permission at the first place! LOL..

Alright, I think that's all for now.



1 comment:

  1. watched this at astro some time ago.
    an inspiration, this is. :)