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Review: Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life

Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life by Ron Clark
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a re-read of one of my favorite books from one of my favorite educators/authors/people. Below is the review I wrote in 2015 and I find it still holds true today. Highly recommended for anyone in the business or education world, looking to up their game.

"Full disclosure, I am a giant Ron Clark fan. There are very few people in the world that I have followed to an almost religious level and Ron is certainly one of them. I have read all of his books, but Move Your Bus is my favorite.

While his first three books provided a laundry list of awesome instructional and general teaching ideas, Move Your Bus acted as an inspirational read for me. My mission this is year is to funnel energy into positive change, and this book totally reinforced it. To relay the message of the book, there is a bus. On this bus are five groups of people: Drivers (who steer the bus,) Runners (who constantly work hard to improve all,) Joggers (lesser versions of Runners, but still moving in the right direction,) Walkers (not really contributing anything,) and Riders (who ruin the momentum for the rest.)

After reading this, I honestly had to ponder what I am. I like to think that I am definitely not a Walker, Rider, or Driver. I would say I am a mix of a Runner and a Jogger. I always do want to do my best, but it's not always to improve everyone. As you read the book, think about what you might be.

One message I really enjoyed was that you shouldn't pour your energy into a Rider. Chances are, this energy would be wasted. I have seen this first hand and agreed. Some people just want to bring others down and there's no fixing that. However, it is important to note that this is only true for helping adults. We should never give up on students, regardless if they are Riders."

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