Products and Resources by Dr. Jane Bluestein
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Books (in alphabetical order)
Effective ways to manage student behavior, build your support team, connect with kids, learn the system, and grow your career. For new teachers and veterans, all grades.
The original survival manual for new teachers and veterans. A classic book with everything you need for managing the basic realities of teaching. Special sale price, 30% off.
Nearly three decades’ worth of information in 25 articles written for educators and parents on a wide range of topics, including 2 bonus articles for aspiring writers and speakers.
Same as the above, available as a download in PDF form.
From the Best of Corwin series, here are excerpts from 9 best-selling books (including 2 from Dr. Bluestein) with ideas for improving student behavior and classroom climate.
The many factors that impact the emotional climate of a school, with research and practical ideas for making schools safe for everyone.
Complete collection of handouts offered in Dr. Bluestein’s seminars and programs for educators, counselors and other professionals. License to print one copy.
Complete collection of handouts offered in Dr. Bluestein’s seminars and programs for educators, counselors and other professionals. License to print up to five copies.
License to print additional copies with purchase of full license above.
A vivid and realistic picture of what high school is all about written from a teen perspective. With stories, quotes, resources, and practical tips to get the most out of high school.
Más de 1.000 tips para motivar la cooperación, reducir las fricciones, solucionar problemas, y crear relaciones seguras y afectuosas con los niños de todas las edades!
A gratitude journal to help notice the blessings in your life, focus on the positive, and find the silver linings in challenges. Quotes, stories, and activities; for personal use or with groups.
How to avoid the most common management misconceptions and mistakes— and what to do instead! Positive, effective alternatives that take into account how students learn today.
Stories of teachers, counselors, coaches, and others who made a difference in students lives. Personal stories and ideas from kids about what makes a great teacher.
Thousands of simple, kid-tested ideas to avoid power struggles, increase school success, motivate cooperation, solve problems, and create loving relationships with children of all ages!
20 ingredients for positive, win-win authority relationships with teens. Strategies to build cooperation, responsibility, commitment, and mutual respect.
Everything you need to create an individualized, prescriptive system for painlessly managing handwriting instruction. Teach and remediate any system of cursive or printing.
Great examples, guidelines, charts, and anecdotes to positively impact classroom climate and manage student behavior. Build a positive social culture within your school and classroom.
An essential guidebook for anyone teaching college courses or leading training programs on classroom management. Chapter-by-chapter activities, questions, handouts, and more. All grades.
Practical Strategies for Working Successfully with Difficult Students. Live, full-day seminar on 4 CDs. Tons of ideas for preventing problems and building success.
Nearly 2 hours’ worth of simple, practical ideas for building relationships with your kids. Entertaining and dynamic program for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.
Two CDs with simple, practical ideas for building relationships with your kids. Entertaining and dynamic program for parents and caregivers of children of all ages.
90-minute recording of a fun and funny keynote presentation to 1200 educators that addresses the magic ingredients of successful teaching. Two-part mp3 download.
Video Programs on DVD
Responsibility, Respect, and Relationships
The complete staff development video package includes 15 self-contained, 30-minute seminars with units that are engaging, entertaining and geared toward action—not theory!
Additional presentations by Dr. Bluestein on DVD
Dr. Bluestein joins Dr. William Glasser & Dr. Hanoch McCarty to discuss the importance and impact of positive relationships with students and their parents. 2 DVDs.
2 DVDs with a presentation that examines how a teacher’s approach to discipline can affect learning. Includes boundaries to meet both teacher and student needs.
4 DVDs with tips on offering choices, setting boundaries, dealing with feelings, and school involvement.
Ten pages of blackline masters, each 8 1/2" x 11", plus one page of instructions in a PDF download. Grades K-5, also approrpirate for middle school. Great Gift Idea!
Nine pages of blackline masters, each 8 1/2" x 11", plus one page of instructions in a PDF download. Recommended for grades 6-12. Great Gift Idea!
5-pack of 50-page Post-It® notes with ten different messages for you to complete. In 5 rainbow colors to inspire recognition and positive communication in ANY relationship.
Establishing positive, productive relationships with other teachers and administrators is an essential ingredient of teacher success. This article tells you how!
A great alternative to advice giving to help kids take responsibility for resolving their own problems. Tips to avoid getting in the middle of kids’ conflicts or solving problems for them.
Effective alternatives to powering and authoritarianism that really inspire commitment, cooperation, and self-control from students.
How several parents solved their bedtime problems. Looks at routines, boundaries, staying in bed, even monsters in the closet.
How to listen, accept, and validate children’s feelings and help them solve their own problems. Constructive alternatives to non-supportive responses that can shut down communications.
Ways to respect and encourage childrens’ hopes, goals and dreams, and how to avoid adult behaviors that can get in the way.
Making limits work! How to avoid warnings, excuses, giving in, giving up! Effective strategies for use with children of all ages, and adults as well!
Good news for beginning teachers! This article tells how to turn your dreams into achievable goals. A great way to start your career! Copy available on this site.
How involved should you get in problems that arise between your kids and their teachers? Written from an educator’s point of view to help support both teacher and child.
Order taker or decision maker? This article tells what’s wrong with obedience and how to teach kids to make positive choices when you’re not there.
Minimize power struggles by creating a win-win home environment. Positive alternatives to powering or permissiveness to assert parental authority without making kids “lose.” All ages.
What to do when you want some time to yourself— and your children want YOU! How to take care of yourself without abandoning or neglecting your kids.
Positive comments, outcomes, focus, and attitudes to build commitment. Alternatives to negativity, including a new, effective way to look at consequences!
Stop reacting and start avoiding conflict by anticipating and communicating! Positive alternatives to reactivity that build commitment and cooperation with kids of all ages.
How to express your loving feelings for your children—without hooks or hangups, and without worrying about how they’re going to respond.
An article by Dr. Bluestein that describes characteristics of effective mentors, to help if you’re looking for a mentor or aspire to be one yourself. Also tips for spotting a bad mentor.
Thoughts and ideas on teacher appreciation, and how acknowledging and validating someone’s contribution helps us, too!
Positive ways engage cooperation from your children without resorting to familiar expressions of conditional approval and love.
When you’re having a problem with the kids, here’s how you can respond without making them responsible for your feelings or behaviors.
No more excuses! Alternatives asking why kids feel what they feel (or did what they did), with alternatives that protect emotional safety and development.
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