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Tools for Teaching 4th edition is here!

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Tools for Teaching

Learn How to Reduce

  • Student Disruptions

  • Backtalk

  • Helpless Handraising

  • Dawdling

Learn How to Increase

  • Time on Task

  • Responsible Behavior

  • Motivation

  • Independent Learning

Preview Chapter One:
Learning from the "Natural" Teachers
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What's new in the 4th edition?

The 4th edition is streamlined to focus on how the skills of Tools for Teaching are presented to the reader, with an emphasis skill building. As a result, some of the more foundational research material has been used to create two new appendices outlined below. In addition, we've included newly developed strategies for using Tools for Teaching in remote learning settings throughout.


Appendix 1: Coaching versus Exploration, reviews the ground-breaking work of John Hattie, Ph.D. Dr. Hattie places the extensive outcome research regarding different teaching methodologies onto a common scale so that their effectiveness can be directly compared. Many of the sacred cows of education do not fare so well, whereas variations of Say, See, Do Teaching do extremely well.

Appendix 2: Practice and Mastery, reviews the latest findings of neuropsychology concerning the amount of work needed to create mastery. Once again, Say, See, Do Teaching leads the way. This new research provides critical information for teachers when making decisions about how to teach a given lesson.

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. These skills are made accessible through practical, down-to-earth language and detailed examples and illustrations. To truly master the tools for teaching, combine the Tools for Teaching book with our FREE Study Group Activity Guide, or our Video Toolbox and master these skills. Learn more.

Tools for Teaching ISBN's:

  • FOURTH EDITION 0-9650263-6-1 (shipping February 2024)

  • Fourth Edition eBook (coming soon)

  • Third Edition 0-9650263-3-8

  • Third Edition eBook 0-9650263-5-2

  • Second Edition 978-0-9650263-2-1

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