Only Someone who has maintained an attentive heart throughout many years in the urban educational arena could write with this degree of insight, compassion and humor about the real challenges faced by teachers, students, and parents alike...... I pick up this book whenever I feel alone in my struggle to understand what I am actually doing as an urban school teacher in an age of violent disregard for any kind of gracious interaction or sincere effort. Also, I get to laugh out loud.
Mona Callan
Art Teacher-22 years

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 - 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.

It used to be that you looked forward to seeing parents at a parent-teacher meeting.....Now you find yourself sitting at the wrong side of the table asking yourself two questions: Is that a microphone over there and why is it pointed at me?
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)