After listening to Mr. Hoatson's lectures on Parent/Student Success, I was able to understand that it did not matter where I came from, or what my family income situation was. All that mattered was that if I truly believed in myself I could become whatever I want to be.
Student, Gadsden County, FL

Bill's Books

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Transform the school, transform society.

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.

Your main problem is that you are not insane. You are a normal guy getting caught up in something stupid. Not everyone is normal. In a fight you've got crazy, crazier and craziest. Which one is going to win? Except you can't use the word "win" because the crazier you are, the more jail time you get.
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)