THE FOLLOWING IS A REPRINT FROM THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011We’ve been like kids waiting for Christmas morning. When will the day ever arrive… But to our surprise, three weeks ahead of schedule, we received notice yesterday that the new book “The Fundamental Five: The Formula for Quality Instruction” is now available on (here’s the link to the page – ). If you are interested in buying campus or district sets of the book (as some of you have already requested) call the LYS offices at (832) 477-5323 and Jo will take your order. Thank you to all of the LYSers who have sent us congratulatory notes and below are just a couple of the positive comments we have received. “In a time when both institutions and individuals in education are universally being challenged to ‘do more with less,’ we find two fresh new voices [Cain and Laird] ready to take the challenge by delving into the idea that it is the small changes in instructional practice that makes college-ready learning in every classroom a real possibility…The story and practice that Cain and Laird bring to a new generation of teachers and principals is as exciting as anything I have witnessed.” – E. Don Brown, past president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals “ The Fundamental Five: The Formula for Quality Instruction is more than a theoretical treatise, and it is certainly not a book that re-covers the well traveled paths so often used as talking points in public education. Solidly anchoring one corner of Cain’s Foundation Trinity, the Fundamental Five has the power and ‘how-to’ tone that can transform America’s schools.” – Dr. Michael Seabolt, High School Principal If you are not familiar with the Fundamental Five, this is a must read. The workshops can change the way one teaches, the way a principal does walk thru’s, and the way your students learn. We did this in my district this year and it has transformed our many ‘good’ teachers into ‘outstanding’ teachers.” Andy Peters, Superintendent Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Now Available on! “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction” Follow Sean Cain on Upcoming Presentation Schedule June 11 (TASB) – The Fundamental Five; Improve Now! June 15 (TASSP) – Improve Now! June 16 (TASSP) – Conference Breakfast, hosted by E. Don Brown (LYS travel tumblers for the first 1000 attendees, last year we ran out); Fundamental Five; Tech Tools for the 2.0 Principal June 17 (TASSP) – PowerWalks June 18 (TASB) – The Fundamental Five; Improve Now!