He is a powerful speaker with deep insights into the educational process.
Reginald James
Superintendent of Schools-Gadsden County, FL

Bill's Books

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.

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.

During any game you are accomplishing four things: spending time with your children, which is love and bonding, having fun, imparting knowledge, and getting out of chores. "Honey, would you mow the lawn, please?" "I can't right now, because I'm playing with our precious daughter."
Professor Johnson Unhinged - Section on Parenting

7 Minute Lecture Series

 

01. Introduction
(7 minute Lectures)

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

03. The Phone Call
(Reward Effort)