Books & Videos
February 28, 2018
Dr. Fred Jones
This article was originally posted in October of 2015. However, while topic is worth repeating, it also acts as a "part 3" to our two previous articles: January's "Exploiting Structured Practice" and February's "Adding Motivation to Mastery".
A Spanish Teacher’s Epiphany
It had been a month since training with Tools for Teaching, and our agenda for the follow-up meeting was to fine-tune and problem...
July 8, 2016
Types of Rules
Different kinds of rules serve different functions. In the classroom, there are two basic types of rules.
General Rules: General rules spell out the teacher’s overall expectations for good work and good behavior within the classroom.
Specific Procedures: Specific procedures spell out exactly “how to do this” and exactly “how to do that” in the classroom.
Cell Phones and Omission Training
March 5, 2019
No matter where I go, teachers are looking for answers to the cell phone problem. Students are using their phones at inappropriate times to say the le...
The Process of Growth and Change
April 13, 2016
Focus on Process
It's spring, and that means schools and school districts are planning their professional development trainings for next year. It is ea...
Substitute Teachers and Tools for Teaching
July 1, 2019
There are two different perspectives to consider when applying Tools for Teaching to the job of substitute teaching. The first is when you are about t...
Visual Instructional Plans
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first days of school
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