Fred Jones Tools for Teaching : Discipline, Instruction, Motivation

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Fredric H. Jones & Associates, Inc.
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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

Prefacep. iii
Acknowledgementsp. vi
The Study Group Activity Guidep. vii
Tools for Teaching Videosp. viii
Research and Developmentp. ix
Building a Classroom Management System
Learning from the "Natural" Teachersp. 1
Focusing on Preventionp. 13
Exploiting Proximity
Working the Crowdp. 29
Arranging the Roomp. 37
Creating Independent Learners
Weaning the Helpless Handraisersp. 51
Praise, Prompt and Leave: The Verbal Modalityp. 59
Visual Instructional Plans: The Visual Modalityp. 71
Say, See, Do Teaching: The Physical Modalityp. 83
Raising Expectations
Creating Motivationp. 103
Providing Accountabilityp. 119
Building Classroom Structure
Succeeding from Day Onep. 133
Teaching Routinesp. 145
Learning to Mean Business
Understanding Brat Behaviorp. 161
Staying Calm: Our Emotionsp. 171
Being Consistent: Our Thoughtsp. 183
Setting Limits: Our Actionsp. 193
Following Throughp. 207
Eliminating Backtalkp. 223
Dealing with the Unexpectedp. 241
Producing Responsible Behavior
Building Cooperationp. 251
Teaching Responsibilityp. 263
Turning Problem Students Aroundp. 283
Initiating Preferred Activity Timep. 295
Positive Classroom Management
Dealing with Typical Classroom Crisesp. 309
Exploiting the Management Systemp. 321
Indexp. 335
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