Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation

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fredjones.com, Jan 1, 2007 - Education - 339 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - maryoverton - LibraryThing

The educational guru I most admire. A behaviorist who is compassionate. His strategies can work wonders. "Good behavior management always has relationship building as its primary objective. You want ... Read full review

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The book is very useful and is one of the most highly regarded for classroom management for all grade levels. Lots of examples of what to do and what not to do in a huge range of situations. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
13
Chapter 3
29
Chapter 4
37
Chapter 5
51
Chapter 6
59
Chapter 7
71
Chapter 8
83
Chapter 15
183
Chapter 16
193
Chapter 17
207
Chapter 18
223
Chapter 19
241
Chapter 20
251
Chapter 21
263
Chapter 22
283

Chapter 9
103
Chapter 10
119
Chapter 11
133
Chapter 12
145
Chapter 13
161
Chapter 14
171
Chapter 23
295
Chapter 24
309
Chapter 25
321
Index
335
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For over 30 years Dr. Jones has studied highly successful teachers - the "naturals" - to see how they make success look easy. During that time he has conducted extensive research and constant experimentation in classrooms. His objective has been to perfect methods of classroom management that are both powerful and affordable for the teacher. Successful teaching is neither "magic" nor is it a collection of handy hints - the proverbial "bag of tricks." Rather, successful teaching is built around a handful of core competencies that are expressed in everything the teacher does. Once mastered, they bring rapid relief from teacher exhaustion for one simple reason: Responsible students who have learned to manage themselves require much less management from the teacher. Dr. Jones has focused upon providing quality professional development that builds an on-going process of growth and change among faculty and administrators at the school site. He has developed books, videos and other support media to ensure a consistent quality of training and follow-through by school site personnel. Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA specializing in work with schools and families. While on the faculty of the UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Jones developed methods of helping children with severe emotional disorders as head of the Child Experimental Ward of the Neuropsychiatric Institute. At that time he also began pioneering research in classroom management in both regular and special classrooms. While on the faculty of the University of Rochester, Dr. Jones continued to develop the non-adversarial management procedures that were to become Positive Classroom Discipline and Positive Classroom Instruction. Dr. Jones most recent book, Tools for Teaching, offers an updated description of classroom management enriched by two decades of teacher training.

Patrick Jones has experience of teaching in both primary and secondary schools, and subsequently became a head teacher of a primary school. He has undertaken advisory work and run local authority courses on music education. Most recently he has joined the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University as a senior lecturer teaching music education for generalists and specialist music courses, as well as art education and professional studies. He is leader for the PGCE Primary Programme at the MMU Didsbury site.

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