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 three decades and can speak to a number of issues for general audiences, as well as parents and educators. We offer the following links to make your job easier, including specific questions for her most popular interview topics. These are here only to help. You are welcome to ask Dr. Bluestein any questions related to topics that are relevant to your program, or to headlines, trends, or specific events in your area. Please check our media policy for guidelines.
Click here for questions and brief answers about the difference between the quest for perfection versus the healthier—and more achievable—healthy striving for excellence. A range of questions that 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.
Click here for 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.
Click here for questions 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. Click here for the full interview (with answers).
Click here for auestions about the reality that thousands of young people face every day—good and bad. Learn about what kids are trying to tell us, in their own words, about where they hurt, 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. Click here for the full interview (with answers).
Click here for questions about the topics addressed in this life-affirming book intended 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.
Click here for questions about this inspiring collection of stories about teachers who made a difference in a young person’s life. 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.
Click here for questions about the nearly 100 lists in this book—and the hundreds of ideas they present—to 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.
Click here for 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.
Click here for 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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