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Resources and instructional programs for educators, counselors, parents, and the general public.

We are dedicated to providing practical, meaningful, and helpful information—as well as inspiration, encouragement, and hope—in areas related to relationship building, effective instruction and guidance, and personal development.

We offer consultation and speaker services, print and other resources, as well as numerous articles, book excerpts, podcasts, handouts, and links on this site.

Educators

Discipline, motivation, win-win authority and power dynamics, cooperation and responsibility, recognition and reinforcement, rules and boundaries, and intervening negative behavior. Learn more...

School climate and culture, safe schools, social and emotional learning, schools and society, increasing positivity, health and safety, bullying, and problem solving. Learn more...

Instruction, content and curriculum, beginning teachers, assessment and testing, leadership, classroom management, parent-teacher alliances, effective mentorship, and career development. Learn more...

Differentiating instruction, learning styles, body and brain, movement and learning, special needs, non-traditional learners, and homework. Learn more...

Parents

Discipline, motivation, win-win authority and power dynamics, cooperation and responsibility, recognition and reinforcement, rules and boundaries, follow-through, and intervening negative behavior. Learn more...

Social and emotional growth, cultural and social influences, health and safety, bullying and friendship, and independence and problem solving skills. Learn more...

Parenting styles, attitudes, and behaviors, plus specific skill development, increasing positivity, building financial literacy, and divorce. Learn more...

Learning styles, movement and the body-brain connection, special needs, non-traditional learners, relationships with teachers, homework, and other school-related issues. Learn more...

Everybody

Stress and health, self-care, feeling good, happiness, self-worth, perfectionism and authenticity, healing old hurts, water and the body. Learn more...

Communication, acknowledgement, appreciation, support and encouragement, personality types, supportiveness, setting and maintaining boundaries. Learn more...

Gratitude, optimism, staying in present, kindness, staying hopeful, looking for the good stuff, silver linings. Learn more...

Difficult colleagues, effective mentorship, meaningful feedback, dealing with burnout, organizational dysfunction, learning preferences, growing your career. Learn more...

About Dr. Jane Bluestein

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Recent Articles

Tired of Nagging Your Kids?

Here’s What you Can Do Instead

You’ve probably heard them all. “Awww, Mom!!” “Do I have to.” Or my all-time favorite, “You can’t make me!”

Or maybe your kids’ routines are more along the lines of pouting, arguing, ignoring you (or agreeing and then ignoring you).

Either way, in the day-to-day dealings with children, there are few things more frustrating than dealing with resistance, power struggles, or outright refusals to do what you want.

On a bad day, even the most reasonable requests can trigger an uncooperative, passive-aggressive, or even hostile response. More...

What I Learned When I Started Teaching

And why I write books for beginning educators

frustrated teacher, new teacherIn retrospect, I was one of the lucky ones. I did my student teaching and first-year internship at two tough inner-city schools, the professional equivalent of learning to swim by jumping off a ship a mile from shore. As solid as my teacher training classes had been, I discovered a number of gaping holes in my preparation once I was actually facing my students for the first time.

At the very least, I was surprised to discover that the majority of my students were not easily-engaged, self-managing, traditional learners who wanted to be there and who wanted to learn, which described the kind of students  More...

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  fa-quote-left  I have never been so inspired to be a better teacher then I have by listening to Jane. She is so down-to-earth, and leads by example. She is incredible, as she has drawn from many experiences to help the teachers—and more importantly, the students.  fa-quote-right  —Grade 1 teacher, Hay Lakes, AB, Canada

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