I am writing to let you know how thankful I am that you took the time to speak to some parents of our students. Your classroom experiences along with personal stories relating to student achievement were extremely uplifting and will be remembered for a long time. Thank you for sharing your book"Professor Johnson Unhinged." It is full of humor.
Demetria Clemons
Principal, Tallahassee, FL

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Support and learn about Bill's efforts to instill his humane and effective teaching methods, in the home and in the school, by purchasing one of his books.

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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.

I live at an intersection in the switching yard of race, religion, poverty, wealth, politics, power, and culture. What a glorious train wreck it is, what we call the American school system, and it has made my life rich. Besides, dysfunction is a gold mine for humor. (From the introduction.)
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)