First of all, Laird and I have been humbled by all of the calls, e-mails and texts congratulating us on the book. Thank you very much for all of the kind words. Second, because of the LYS Nation after just one day the book shot up to number 18,526 on Amazon’s best seller list. Look out number 18,525 – we’re coming after you. Here’s the link to the book – Third, we will have our first book release event at the TASSP conference. If you are in Austin, Texas on Thursday, June 16 come by and see us at the convention center. We will be on the fourth floor in the common area from 8:30 to 11:15. We will sign books and the first 250 people with a book in hand will receive a Soon to be World Famous Fundamental Five Coffee Tumbler. Fourth, if you are interested in buying campus or district sets of the book (like four campuses did yesterday) call the LYS offices at (832) 477-5323 and Jo will take your order. Fifth, here are just a few more comments about the Fundamental 5 that LYSers have recently sent us: Cain and Laird have identified a new paradigm, which will transform the education of children by distilling research and applying the basic fundamentals of blocking and tackling to the classroom. Within a year, Cain and Laird’s formula has dramatically taken many Texas schools from worst to first. Cain and Laird hold the keys to the future of transformative education…The Fundamental Five is simply the best teaching system I have seen. It will change education. And with it, the lives of a generation of children.” Robert Brezina, President – United States Academic Decathlon “We implemented the Fundamental Five on my campus this school year. Right after spring break, one of my most veteran teachers told me that she had come to the conclusion that implementing the practices in her room had brought an increased sense of rhythm and purpose to her teaching. She added that lessons that were always difficult for students in prior years, were less so this year. Bottom line, the Fundamental 5 made a noticeable impact in her ELA classroom.” Unnamed LYS Principal “Since I have heard you (Cain) talk about “five for five”, I have not seen it until today. Ms. Holland, a 5th grade teacher at Johnson Elementary in GPISD, nailed all of the Fundamental Five practices in the time span of just one short observation. When I acknowledged her effort and expertise, her class gave her a round of applause. How cool is that?” Jim Davis, LYS Coach “Though skeptical at first (I’ve been to lots of trainings by lots of big names) The Fundamental Five works! There is a big difference between telling teachers that they should do something different and providing them with the tools that allows them to do something different. The Fundamental Five are the tools that every teacher needs. Thank you.” Unnamed LYS Teacher “Purposeful discussion and positive emotions are vital to supporting educational achievement. I loudly applaud the authors in offering teachers practical advice as to how this can be achieved in their classroom.” Dr. Rich Allen, author, international speaker and trainer 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!