Respect, Reflection, and Resources

October 23, 2014 Avoiding burnout

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. 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 […]

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Playing Well With Others

June 14, 2014 Creativity and independence

Not all it’s cracked up to be When I was in second grade, I got a minus next to “plays well with others.” In my family, this was a terrible thing, worse even than getting a bad grade in the content areas. (This also wasn’t allowed, but somehow getting a “B”— the equivalent of failure […]

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Creating an Environment of Resiliency in School with David Friedli

September 30, 2012 Behavior Management

Three ingredients for success Episode Summary: Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with principal David Friedli about resiliency from the standpoint of how a balanced approach of

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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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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: 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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Presentation: Secrets of Successful Mentorship

August 13, 2012 Counselors

Practical Ideas for Great Leaders Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein If you are fortunate enough to be a mentor, whether to a colleague, a trainee, a newcomer to your field, or a child in your life, there are certain

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Ways to be an Effective Mentor

August 12, 2012 Counselors

This list was originally developed to help parents mentor their children. The suggestions listed below are equally relevant to mentor relationships with students, employees, and other adults. • Accept your children unconditionally, just the way they are. Begin with them wherever they

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Win-Win Ideas for Administrators

August 5, 2012 Behavior Management

A Positive Approach For most of us, the word “discipline” conjures up thoughts of reactive and controlling measures for

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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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Book: The Win-Win Classroom Facilitator’s Guide

August 3, 2012 Beginning Teachers

A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management by Dr. Jane Bluestein An essential guidebook for anyone teaching college courses or leading training programs on classroom management. Help teachers establish win-win authority relationships with students and improve the overall climate in their classrooms, schools, and districts!

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