As a former teacher, I am heartened by the way Proffessor Johnson, (Bill Hoatson's alter ego) deals with his difficult charges, employing both ingenuity and warmth. Mr. Hoatson obviously feels that curbing ill-considered and inappropriate behavior without damaging spirit is of paramount consideration.
Patricia Schaaf
Former Teacher- North Ft. Myers, FL

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7 Minute Lecture Series

7 Minute Lecture Series - 1. Introduction

This video introduces Bill Hoatson and the Seven Minute Lecture Series. He discusses his mission to help the struggling student by using proven techniques every teacher should know.

7 Minute Lecture Series - 2. How to Create a Dropout

Bill illustrates how "raising the bar" is an ineffective method of motivating children to learn. He proposes a method that has worked for him in his many years as a teacher to the children others deemed unteachable.

7 Minute Lecture Series - 3. The Phone Call

Learn how Bill Hoatson discovered a simple and highly effective strategy to diffuse a potentially volatile interaction with a student. This technique led to a fundamental change in how he managed his students from that point forward.

A lot of kids have turned complaining about life into an art form. I don't really care as long as it is done on paper, using correct grammar. The heck with a teacher's aide. What every classroom really needs is a school psychologist. Preferably two.
Professor Johnson Unhinged - Section on Teaching

7 Minute Lecture Series

 

01. Introduction
(7 minute Lectures)

02. How to Create a Dropout
(Positive Behavior Shaping)

03. The Phone Call
(Reward Effort)