"the essential 55" book by Ron Clark: principle in Georgia who is doing great things with the kids & school. its about not just teaching reading & math but teaching the kids to be good people, inside & out, to be respectful of themselves & others etc. he uses 55 main essential points to accomplish this. they made a movie about this amazing man & his accomplishments.
Using Ron Clarks "Essential 55" has dramatically impacted my classroom for the better. The students in my class are kind, gracious and respectful. Administrators and other colleagues are blown away with my students courtesy throughout the building. Parents are raving about their new kids.