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RIC to present workshops by Fred Jones on successful teaching methods, Oct. 12, 13.  


Fred Jones
Fred Jones, author of "Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation," will lead two days of workshops – free and open to the public – that will address the teaching practices of highly effective educators.

Each of the three different workshops builds upon the other. The first session will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, from 4-6 p.m., with two sessions set for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. All sessions will be held in Gaige Hall Auditorium on the Rhode Island College campus.

Jones has developed research-based methods of group management that free the teacher to focus on instruction rather than discipline. This workshop will help teacher candidates develop classroom management skills that will boost their confidence and benefit student learning.

The author received his PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA, specializing in work with schools and families. While on the faculty of the UCLA Medical Center, Jones developed methods of helping children with severe emotional disorders as head of the Child Experimental Ward of the Neuropsychiatric Institute.

He also began pioneering research in classroom management in both regular and special classrooms. While on the faculty of the University of Rochester, he continued to develop the non-adversarial management procedures that were to become the books "Positive Classroom Discipline" and "Positive Classroom Instruction." Jones’ most recent book, "Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation," offers an updated description of classroom management enriched by two decades of teacher training.

The event is presented by the Rhode Island College Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education with help from the RIC Performing and Fine Arts Commission and the Committee on College Lectures.

For further information, contact Denise Guilbault at (401) 456-9517 or dguilbault@ric.edu.