Originally Posted by mstnteacherlady
I have been doing some searching online and thought I could get some first-hand experience information from the best site out there!
What do you know about Fred Jones and his philosophy? What does his "Tools for Teaching" suggest? If there's anything else you'd like to share about Jones and his philosophies, I'd appreciate your input!
I have read Jones' volumes many times, attended his seminar four times, in-serviced several schools, facilitated on-site once a week continuation groups using video course of study.
Jones' states in a nutshell (sorry), "I am not a discipline nut rather a time on task nut." His philosophy basically points at the teacher as the
management system and determining factor whether a class of students reach their full potential.
1) "You will never control a bunch of squirmy kids until, first, you learn to control yourself."
2) "The number one discipline technique in every classroom, at every grade level, in every school is nag-nag-threaten-punish
3) "Any successful discipline technique will self-eliminate."
4) "There is no reason a teacher should work him/herself to death while the students sit back and watch. Effective teachers work the students to death while they sit back and watch."
5) "Without a standard of excellence (quality control) a teacher's standard will be determined by the sloppiest piece of work teacher is willing to accept."
6) "The art on 'meaning business' is 99% body language."