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Positive Classroom Management Series

Positive Classroom Discipline & Positive Classroom Instruction

All of what is in Tools for Teaching can be found in Dr. Jones's first set of books, Positive Classroom Discipline and Positive Classroom Instruction. When these books were updated and turned into Tools for Teaching it was impossible to condense all of the information into one volume. The decision was made to have Tools for Teaching focus on the teacher's role inside the classroom. As a result, some of the elements in both PCD and PCI were omitted - but we found a home for them here in our web site! Below you will find chapters that have been out of print since the mid-nineties ranging in topics from managing the lunch room to staff training.

Positive Classroom Discipline

Tools for Teaching deals with discipline management inside of the classroom. It deals with both prevention and remediation - the integration of discipline, instruction and motivation. It does not, however, deal with discipline management outside of the classroom. It does not address, for example, noise in the halls, management of the lunch room, rowdy assemblies, etc.


Discipline management outside of the classroom is addressed more thoroughly in Dr. Jones' previous book, Positive Classroom Discipline. During workshops, questions often focus on discipline management outside of the classroom as teachers apply their new learning to school site problems. As an aid to answering these questions while supplying additional information to readers of Tools for Teaching, the relevant chapters from Positive Classroom Discipline are posted below.






Positive Classroom Instruction

Tools for Teaching integrates discipline management with instruction to create a comprehensive picture of classroom management. Dr. Jones' first described those aspects of instruction which impacted discipline management in his previous book, Positive Classroom Instruction. An updated version of this material comprises the first half of Tools for Teaching.


Positive Classroom Instruction also contains a section on staff development in which correct instructional methodology is applied to staff training. These chapters, posted below, are most relevant to trainers responsible for implementing Tools for Teaching at the school site or district level. They may also serve as enrichment for the Study Group Activity Guide, a comprehensive program for training a faculty to use Tools for Teaching.




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