Beginning Teachers

Book: Managing 21st Century Classrooms

February 11, 2014 Avoiding power struggles

How do I avoid ineffective classroom management practices? You know all those behavior management strategies we learned to use? Well guess what! Some of them are actually making things worse! It’s long past time for our approach to classroom management to catch up to the kids we’re teaching. This book explores common misconceptions about classroom management […]

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Why Teachers Quit, part 6

October 19, 2013 Beginning Teachers

Part 6: Issues of Autonomy and Discretion Note: The following is an excerpt from Becoming a Win-Win Teacher: A Guide for First-Year Teachers, chapter three, “Climate Advisory: Entering Win-Lose Territory.” Although this book also elaborates on why teachers stay in the profession (in my case, since 1973), I believe it is important to also address some of […]

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Why Teachers Quit, part 5

October 19, 2013 Beginning Teachers

Part 5: Value and Status Note: The following is an excerpt from Becoming a Win-Win Teacher: A Guide for First-Year Teachers, chapter three, “Climate Advisory: Entering Win-Lose Territory.” Although this book also elaborates on why teachers stay in the profession (in my case, since 1973), I believe it is important to also address some of the issues […]

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Why Teachers Quit, part 4

October 19, 2013 Beginning Teachers

Part 4: Difficult Students, Difficult Parents Note: The following is an excerpt from Becoming a Win-Win Teacher: A Guide for First-Year Teachers, chapter three, “Climate Advisory: Entering Win-Lose Territory.” Although this book also elaborates on why teachers stay in the profession (in my case, since 1973), I believe it is important to also address some of the […]

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Why Teachers Quit, part 2

October 19, 2013 Beginning Teachers

Part 2: It’s Harder than it Looks Note: The following is an excerpt from Becoming a Win-Win Teacher: A Guide for First-Year Teachers, chapter three, “Climate Advisory: Entering Win-Lose Territory.” Although this book also elaborates on why teachers stay in the profession (in my case, since 1973), I believe it is important to also address some of […]

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Why Teachers Quit, part 1

October 19, 2013 Beginning Teachers

Part 1: Financial Realities Note: The following is an excerpt from Becoming a Win-Win Teacher: A Guide for First-Year Teachers, chapter three, “Climate Advisory: Entering Win-Lose Territory.” Although this book also elaborates on why teachers stay in the profession (in my case, since 1973), I believe it is important to also address some of the issues that […]

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Why Teachers Quit, part 3

October 19, 2013 Beginning Teachers

Part 3: Lack of Support Note: The following is an excerpt from Becoming a Win-Win Teacher: A Guide for First-Year Teachers, chapter three, “Climate Advisory: Entering Win-Lose Territory.” Although this book also elaborates on why teachers stay in the profession (in my case, since 1973), I believe it is important to also address some of the issues […]

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Product: Article Reprints

September 25, 2012 Avoiding power struggles

Articles by Dr. Jane Bluestein This is a complete listing of the article reprints available on this site. The articles are listed in alphabetical order and cover a wide range of topics, primarily for parents and educators, with some subjects

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Audio: TeacherTapes mp3 download

September 19, 2012 Audio products

Being a Successful Teacher MP3 file or Audio cassette featuring Dr. Jane Bluestein A lively and very funny presentation taped in front of 1200 teachers in a keynote presentation that addresses the magic ingredients of successful teaching, from instruction and management to relationships with students, parents, administrators, and colleagues. Tons of great ideas for minimizing […]

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Book: Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor

September 19, 2012 Beginning Teachers

Stories of Teachers Making a Difference compiled by Dr. Jane Bluestein Remember that special teacher who touched your heart and mind, who inspired you, believed in you, or maybe just gave you a glimpse of what you might achieve and who you might become? This book honors teachers, as well as counselors, coaches, and other […]

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Book: Being a Successful Teacher

September 19, 2012 Assessment and Testing

The Original Survival Manual for New and Veteran Teachers by Dr. Jane Bluestein A classic book that has launched— and saved— thousands of teaching careers, with everything you need for managing the basic realities of teaching! 39 chapters to help establish

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Book: The Book of Article Reprints

September 19, 2012 Avoiding power struggles

A collection of articles for educators, counselors, and parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein This collection is available in print and as a PDF eBook download. Here, finally, is a collection of nearly three decades worth of articles by Dr. Jane Bluestein, including several several made available through I.S.S. Publications for the first time.

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On the Right Foot with J. Victor McGuire

August 16, 2012 Beginning Teachers

Support for beginning teachers Episode Summary: Important information about the special challenges and needs of people entering the teaching profession, whether coming in straight out of college, starting as a second career, or

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Presentation: “You Can’t Make Me!”

August 13, 2012 Avoiding power struggles

Using boundaries to build responsibility, cooperation, and mutual respect Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein Few things are as aggravating or exhausting as power struggles with kids. If you find yourself nagging, arguing or threatening, being ignored by your children (or students) or having your authority challenged, then

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Presentation: Great Beginnings

August 13, 2012 Avoiding burnout

Special Workshop for Beginning Teachers, Resturning Teachers, and Preservice Teachers Presentation for educators by Dr. Jane Bluestein A special presentation for new teachers that focuses on management and discipline issues, which can often overwhelm a newcomer to the profession (or someone who has been away for a long time).

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Presentation: Being a Successful Teacher

August 13, 2012 Avoiding power struggles

The “Nuts & Bolts” of Classroom Management Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein What does it take to be a successful teacher? Whether developing effective discipline and instructional techniques or

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Great Expectations!

August 12, 2012 Avoiding burnout

Good News for Beginning Teaachers No one knows better than a first year teacher that the beginning of the school year bristles with anticipation—and not just for the kids.

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Book: Becoming a Win-Win Teacher

August 3, 2012 Assessment and Testing

A Guide for First-Year Teachers by Dr. Jane Bluestein Becoming a Win-Win Teacher presents some of the challenges of becoming an educator in today’s fast-changing world. With practical ideas and honest cautions, this book encompasses a wide range of helpful topics

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