About Me

While teaching children reading and math for 35 years, I have developed strategies which I would like to pass along to other teachers and parents. With experience in K – 8, I have created a wide range of activities, and I am excited about the opportunity to share those here at Teacher Support Force.

My name is Patricia Hall Jones, and I am originally from Young Harris, Georgia. I attended Young Harris College as a music major, graduated in 1974, and went on to Shorter College in Rome, GA where I had the honor of studying piano with Elizabeth Buday.

I graduated with a B. Mus. in Piano Performance in 1977, married Phil Jones, and moved to Carroll County, GA where I attended the University of West Georgia and earned an M.Ed. in Early Childhood and an Ed.S. in Middle Grades.

For 23 years I taught in the Carroll County School system teaching children reading and math. Over 20 of those years were spent in eighth grade teaching reading, Prealgebra, and Algebra I.

During my time in Carroll County I was privileged to study and work with Dr. Fritz Mengert of Neuro Cognitive Application Protocols. Dr. Mengert taught me about the brain and changed my approach to teaching and learning. His research has guided my work ever since.

When we moved to North Carolina in 2005, I became the Title I Reading Specialist for Graham County Schools where I worked with teachers, parents, and children to improve reading skills.

Six years ago I returned to middle school math where I am applying brain science in my sixth grade classroom in North Carolina.


Recent Articles

  1. Reset Button as a Classroom Management Strategy

    Aug 28, 17 09:14 AM

    I am always excited to share something new that works, and the Reset Button works like a charm! My husband just attached a drawer pull to a piece of board, and I wrote "Reset Button" on the plank. So…

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  2. Here We Go Again!

    Aug 26, 17 09:59 AM

    And we're off! This is year 36 for me as a public school teacher. One of the most important things I do at the beginning of each year is make sure my classroom environment supports brain function. Hop…

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  3. Summer Learning Activities

    Jun 30, 17 09:54 AM

    It's summer, and here at Grannie's Summer Camp we set aside time for reading, math, PE, and art! Our craft time is probably our favorite. I am trying to provide as many experiences as I can for my gra…

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Thank you so much for visiting my website. My goal is to pass along some of the things I have learned to other teachers and parents, too.

Many wonderful students have passed through my classroom, and I still consider all of them "my" children. The games, activities, and strategies on this website have been tested and approved by them.

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