Dr. Jane Bluestein

Guest Blogger Offers Tips to Improve Teacher Efficacy

Guest blogger, Dr. Jared Scherz, offers some ideas for teachers to enhance their professional growth and their experience as a professional educator with respect, reflection, and resources.

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Respect

Teachers need to be treated like professionals, offered meaningful feedback but allowed and encouraged to provide input of their own. If adjustments are needed, they are informed, not punished or demeaned. They need administrators who recognize their job is to support the learning process, not micromanage it. A little bit of appreciate goes a long way for an educator.

How can teachers help their administrators offer more respect: Read more… 

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The following combination of resources were originally offered as specially priced product bundles exclusively for newsletter subscribers, Facebook friends, and Twitter and Linked In followers. They are now available to all site visitors.

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About this site:

I’ve had a continually growing Web site since 1997. This is the 4th version of the site, launched at the beginning of December 2012 with a new look and a lot of new features. I have since added a good bit of content as well— material that was on the old site as well as some brand new stuff. Although the appearance and structure of the site has changed over the years, my intentions have not. The point of my work has always been to inspire positive and practical ways to connect with one another in caring, emotionally safe environments. With an emphasis on adult-child relationships, nearly all of the material on culture and community, learning, teaching and parenting, motivation and behavior, and self-care can be applied to adult relationships as well. (Read more…)

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• In addition to several hundred free Web pages on this site, we also offer books, articles, audio, video, and stationery and gift items for sale for parents and teachers of children of all ages, new teachers, administrators, counselors, and the general public. Click here for a list of resources.

• We now have 23 free podcasts on various topics relevant to educators and parents and have three more in the can, which I hope to post in the next few weeks. Click here for the full listing by topic of the podcasts on the site so far. Be sure to click on the  Program Notes above the photo. They’ve all been updated with new graphics and new links. (Note: We’ve had some reports of the podcasts not playing on Firefox on some Macs. You can still download the files to your hard drive and listen from there.)

Click here for information “The ‘Core’ of the Matter: Creating a Community for Making Common Core State Standards Work,” this month’s featured presentation.

Click here for free downloads of our “Pads” on the Back™ Templates with 8 different ways to acknowledge the people you value and appreciate in your life. We now have 43 templates available in 41 different languages!

• Oh, and if you don’t know who I am yet, click here for my bio, here to see where I have spoken, or here to see a short video.

Or just click on one of the links in the navigation bar and find an article, handout, blog, podcast, presentation, or product you can use. There is plenty more to come in the coming weeks, as I look forward to continuing to convert pages from the old site and add new content here as well.

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