Our "Essentials" course includes the core Discipline and Instruction strategies of Tools for Teaching. The focus is on Discipline Management with emphasis on the prevention and remediation of discipline problems.
- Working the Crowd and Room Arrangement
- The Helpless Handraisers and Corrective Feedback
- Visual Instructional Plans
- Calm Is Strength
- Meaning Business and Body Language
- Dealing with Backtalk
Patrick Jones has been working with Fred since the mid-nineties and giving workshops since 2006. Since Fred retired in 2014, Patrick has been the lead trainer and consultant for Tools for Teaching. He has a Masters of Education from UC Santa Cruz and was a secondary teacher many years, as well as Director of Title I. He was also a long-time girls and boys varsity basketball coach. He worked side-by-side with Dr. Jones to produce all of the Tools for Teaching courses and materials.