Questions about Dr. Jane Bluestein’s most requested topics and titles
Dr. Jane Bluestein is a dynamic, entertaining, and well-informed speaker and talk show guest. She has participated in hundreds of interviews over the past four decades and can speak to a number of issues for general audiences, as well as parents and educators.
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Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Twenty years after its initial publication, we need—maybe more now than ever—to explore dimensions of school safety, including bullying, teasing, and social violence, as well as school policies, discipline issues, and learning needs that can compromise a positive school climate. Includes brain research to help keep adults and kids out of survival. This interview is also available with author responses to the same questions.
The Beginning Teacher’s Survival Guide: Win-Win Strategies for Success
Questions about the practical realities faced by new teachers—whether straight out of college, returning after an absence, or coming to the profession from another career. A great resource for discussing the reasons 50% of new teachers leave the profession within the first few years, as well as why some of us hang in for decades. Topics include building a support system, countering common win-lose practices with win-win alternatives, discrepancies between schools and the economy (or society in general), and taking care of yourself.
The Perfection Deception
Questions and brief answers about the difference between the quest for perfection versus the healthier—and more achievable—healthy striving for excellence. Let’s examine where perfectionism comes from, what it looks like, how our culture and media influence its development, and its impact on relationships, as well as our mental and physical health. The questions explore the connection between perfectionism and fear, as well as ways we can encourage others without placing unrealistic demands on them—or pushing them to place similar demands on themselves.
High School’s Not Forever
Do you get questions about the reality that thousands of young people face in school every day? Here is feedback from hundreds of high school students and “survivors” sharing their experiences—good and bad. Learn about what kids are trying to tell us, in their own words, about where they hurt, and what they need to feel confident and successful. For anyone living or working with students, Grades 8-12. This interview is also available with author responses to the same questions.
Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity
Interview questions for media interested the topics addressed in this life-affirming book. Start a conversation to inspire reflection, affirmation, and documentation on gifts such as intuitive insights, “coincidences,” beauty, growth, accomplishment, help and support, and day-to-day miracles that occur in people’s lives, and why such activities are so important.
Mentors, Masters & Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference
This inspiring collection of stories will remind us of teachers who made a difference in young people’s lives and remind audiences why teachers are such an important part of our culture and society. Look at the themes and patterns that adults can use to mentor and support kids of all ages, and to create the kinds of relationships and environments for which they, too, will be remembered.
The Parent’s Little Book of Lists: Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Parenting.
If your audience has questions about the best ways to deal with their kids (all ages), the nearly 100 lists in this book—and the hundreds of ideas they present—will help parents and caregivers of children of all ages effectively establish their authority, build skills and responsibility, solve problems, encourage cooperation and mutual respect, and enhance the quality of their relationships.
Parents, Teens & Boundaries: How to Draw the Line
Questions to help parents and caregivers create effective authority relationships by setting clear, positive boundaries, emphasizing positive consequences, and following through consistently. Reduce stress in parent-child relationships, and build cooperation and mutual respect. These questions can be applied to children of all ages, and is appropriate for parents, educators, youth workers, and other caregivers.
The Win-Win Classroom
Questions concerning a wide range of issues related to classroom climate, preventing discipline problems, effective power dynamics, learning issues, social and emotional concerns, and the types of teacher behaviors that create learning environments in which success, cooperation, and mutual respect are likely to occur.
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