About this Site

About Dr. Jane Bluestein’s Web Site

The first version of this web site launched in 1997 as a place to share information and resources that would be relevant and helpful to educators, counselors, and parents, and to support and enhance the work I was doing in my presentations and seminars, as well as in my writing and research. This is the fourth iteration of this site, with a different color scheme, design, and architecture than any previous site, this latest version built to accommodate the rapidly growing site content as well as current protocols and trends in Web design. (To view screen shots of earlier versions of this site, click here for a history of this company.)

It is my intention to offer as much information and resources free of charge to anyone who can benefit from them, and to keep this site free of advertisements indefinitely (or at least for as long as possible). The site does invite donations and contributions to help offset the ongoing costs of training, support, software, hosting, and translation. (See bottom of this post for more information.)

For this current version of the site, it was necessary to hire a developer (bless him!) especially for the one-time set-up challenges I hadn’t encountered before working in a WordPress environment. Nonetheless, in terms of what you find on these pages (or posts or whatever), the site is designed and maintained by me, Jane Bluestein (via Father Sky Graphics) pretty much for lack of reliable or affordable help. With regard to content (and much of the design), whatever you find on this site, for better or worse, is my doing.

Let me know…

There are so many ways to mess up a web page, it boggles the mind. As I’m typing this message, I’m anticipating a switchover in a couple of weeks from an established HTML/CSS Web site to a bunch of WordPress posts and pages that are currently sitting in a folder on the server. I have no idea how smoothly this transition is likely to go and the fact is, even if the transition is seamless, once the new site launches, every page that had been on the old site will have a different URL than on the WordPress site.

As I create the content for this new site, I have included internal links to pages that I haven’t constructed yet. Needless to say, there is nothing to connect these links to, so for the moment, they are just a bunch of words that can’t take you anywhere until I a) build the page they’re supposed to go to and b) go back to each page to make the link work. This could take a while.

That said, as I attempt to reconstruct nearly 700 pages, it’s easy to miss things. The search feature, available on this site for the first time, should help, but if you can’t find something, email me. Likewise, if you find anything that requires my attention—a bad link, a missing ALT tag, a typo, or any weird casualty of cut-and-paste, email me.

Be aware that I’m very likely going to launch the new site before all 700 of the old pages (or all the links on the new pages) are set up. In fact, I expect to still have more than 400 pages still to reproduce here by the time this new site goes live. You may well find a link to a page that doesn’t yet exist here. It’s coming. If you have an immediate need for something you don’t see (or can’t get to, email me. I’ll get to it as soon as I can. Meanwhile, thanks for your patience.

Privacy

If you trust me enough to give me your email or other contact information, you can be sure that I will never share this information with anyone. Ever. This includes sign-ups for my newsletter, whether done online or at one of my presentations, or any orders we receive for products for sale on this site. I have had this site since 1997 and a mailing list since well before that, and despite several invitations to share (or sell) my lists, I never have and never will.

If you contact me…

I keep email addresses from people who sign up for my newsletter, order products from this site, or otherwise share their contact information, unless otherwise advised. At the current time, I am sending out a newsletter once a month with links to content on various themes. It is here that I will announce the release of new products or significant changes or additions to this site.

The only other reason I might ever contact you is if I am working on a project that requires outside feedback, opinions, experiences, or other input.

About requests to forward information

I’ve made it a policy for years not to pass on information in batch forwards, no matter how bad my luck is supposed to get if I don’t. If I see or receive something I like, something that feels consistent with the mission of this web site, I will post it (eventually) somewhere on these pages.

Related Links:

Click here for more information about Instructional Support Services, Inc. (our mission and purpose)
Click here for a history of this company.
Click here for information about the photos in the footer (bottom of the page).
Click here to find out what’s new on this site.

Please support this site. Click here for more information.

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