Fred Jones Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation [With DVD] / Edition 2by Fredric H. Jones, Brian T. Jones, Patrick Jones
Pub. Date: 03/28/2007
Publisher: Frederic H. Jones & Associates, Inc.
- Frederic H. Jones & Associates, Inc.
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- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 11.02(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.81(d)
Table of Contents
The Study Group Activity Guide vii
Tools for Teaching Videos viii
Research and Development ix
Building a Classroom Management System
Learning from the "Natural" Teachers 1
Focusing on Prevention 13
Working the Crowd 29
Arranging the Room 37
Creating Independent Learners
Weaning the Helpless Handraisers 51
Praise, Prompt and Leave: The Verbal Modality 59
Visual Instructional Plans: The Visual Modality 71
Say, See, Do Teaching: The Physical Modality 83
Creating Motivation 103
Providing Accountability 119
Building Classroom Structure
Succeeding from Day One 133
Teaching Routines 145
Learning to Mean Business
Understanding Brat Behavior 161
Staying Calm: Our Emotions 171
Being Consistent: Our Thoughts 183
Setting Limits: Our Actions 193
Following Through 207
Eliminating Backtalk 223
Dealing with the Unexpected 241
Building Cooperation 251
Teaching Responsibility 263
Turning Problem Students Around 283
Initiating Preferred Activity Time 295
Positive Classroom Management
Dealing with Typical Classroom Crises 309
Exploiting the Management System 321
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I coach new educators every day and this book is invaluable. It has clear techniques, shares the reasons behind the rules, and it is funny too. I strongly recommend it if you are struggling to manage your group or keep having trouble with 'helpless handraisers' or 'backtalk.'
Simply put: This book covers all the bases. If you are a new teacher stressing out, this book is a must. If you are a veteran teacher searching for that spark you had a few years ago, this book is the answer. For whatever reason, colleges do a really poor job preparing this country's soon-to-be teachers. All I remember learning about in my EDU classes was theory after theory. Once I started teaching I quickly realized that my college professors didn't prepare me for the realities of teaching. (All of you veterans out there know exactly what I am talking about.) Anyhow, if you are looking to be more successful in the classroom, at any point in your career, pay the $30 and if this book takes away just one headache during your next month of teaching then it was worth it.
Fred Jones offers a helpful and easy way for teachers to manage his or her classroom. This book is useful for beginning or veteran teachers. While the book may sound like it is geared for teachers, it also help students because it all about effective management and engagement. There are tips about how to set up your classroom to how to deal with chronic problem students. All teachers can relate to these situations as described in the book. Ultimately, each teacher must decide what works best for his or classroom, but there are great ideas and suggestions in this book. I highly recommend this book for ALL teachers of ALL levels.
I love this book. It is very informative and presents its pertinent information with a humorous delivery. The illustrations will make you laugh. The book reveals useful techniques of classroom management and teaching. I highly recommend Tools for Teaching.
This book has some great ideas but seems to discuss skills and techniques in opposite order. Written for upper grades. Seems author does not have immediate knowledge about what a primary classroom is like.