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Book Description In Tools for Teaching, Dr. Jones describes the skills by which exceptional teachers make the classroom a place of success and enjoyment for both themselves and their students. Tools for Teaching integrates the management of discipline, instruction and motivation into a system that allows you to reduce the stress of teaching by preventing most management headaches. Dr. Jones helps you reduce student disruptions, backtalk, helpless handraising and dawdling while helping you increase responsible behavior, motivation and independent learning. These skills are made accessable by practical, down-to-earth language and many examples and illustrations that provide the next best thing to attending one of Dr. Jones' workshops. From the Author Tools for Teaching is a training program between two covers. It describes the skills of classroom management in practical, down-to-earth terms that makes sense to practicing teachers.
Table of Contents
|The Study Group Activity Guide||p. vii|
|Tools for Teaching Videos||p. viii|
|Research and Development||p. ix|
|Building a Classroom Management System|
|Learning from the "Natural" Teachers||p. 1|
|Focusing on Prevention||p. 13|
|Working the Crowd||p. 29|
|Arranging the Room||p. 37|
|Creating Independent Learners|
|Weaning the Helpless Handraisers||p. 51|
|Praise, Prompt and Leave: The Verbal Modality||p. 59|
|Visual Instructional Plans: The Visual Modality||p. 71|
|Say, See, Do Teaching: The Physical Modality||p. 83|
|Creating Motivation||p. 103|
|Providing Accountability||p. 119|
|Building Classroom Structure|
|Succeeding from Day One||p. 133|
|Teaching Routines||p. 145|
|Learning to Mean Business|
|Understanding Brat Behavior||p. 161|
|Staying Calm: Our Emotions||p. 171|
|Being Consistent: Our Thoughts||p. 183|
|Setting Limits: Our Actions||p. 193|
|Following Through||p. 207|
|Eliminating Backtalk||p. 223|
|Dealing with the Unexpected||p. 241|
|Producing Responsible Behavior|
|Building Cooperation||p. 251|
|Teaching Responsibility||p. 263|
|Turning Problem Students Around||p. 283|
|Initiating Preferred Activity Time||p. 295|
|Positive Classroom Management|
|Dealing with Typical Classroom Crises||p. 309|
|Exploiting the Management System||p. 321|
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