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The live webinar has been reposted for on-demand viewing. This course will remain active until July 23, 2020.

Interested in getting college credit for this course? 1 graduate level credit is available from the University of San Diego for $75. Registration will remain open until July 14. Course must be completed by July 21. Sign up here or learn more in our FAQ.

Webinar Agenda

This training will cover the whole of Tools for Teaching - Discipline, Instruction, and Motivation.

Below is a list of section topics and general agenda. There will be short 5 to 10 minute breaks between sections in addition to lunch.

Day 1

  • Working the Crowd and Room Arrangement
  • The Helpless Handraisers and Corrective Feedback
  • Praise, Prompt & Leave
  • Visual Instructional Plans

45 minute lunch break


  • Say, See, Do Teaching
  • Calm Is Strength
  • Meaning Business & Body Language

Day 2

  • The Importance of Consistency
  • Dealing with Backtalk
  • Moving In & Moving Out
  • Rules & Routines

45 minute lunch break


  • Responsibility Training
  • Preferred Activity Time
  • Omission Training

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Lead Trainer

Patrick Jones

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.