His informative lectures are witty, insightful, and wonderfully entertaining.
Emanuel Shargel
Professor Emeritus, College of Education, Florida State University

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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.

(As Frederick passes, Mr. Harrison spies the note on his back and pulls it off.) Here, read this. Mr. Donald: "Frederick Lynn-Special Ed-I need help to get out so please help me because I cannot get no girlfriend like this." (They both crack up) Here, hang on to this one; it's a keeper.
Mr. Harrison's Classroom

7 Minute Lecture Series


01. Introduction
(7 minute Lectures)

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

03. The Phone Call
(Reward Effort)