Book: The Beginning Teacher’s Survival Guide

Win-Win Strategies for Success by Dr. Jane Bluestein At the start or your career or at the end of your rope… Get your teaching career off to a winning start—or recharge your passion for your work! The new & revised 2021 edition of Dr. Jane Bluestein’s pivotal guide for your teaching career! A great gift for…

Jane Bluestein Discusses Emotionally Safe Schools

Interview by Kate Bedford ©2001 Kate Bedford, Six Seconds Jane Bluestein is an award winning author and speaker. Her newest book, Creating Emotionally Safe Schools, is a comprehensive look at how we can make any educational institution safer— from an emotional, academic, behavioral, social, and physical standpoint. Formerly an inner-city classroom teacher, crisis-intervention counselor, and…

Test Time

Bringing balance and sanity to our schools How often do you hear yourself urging a student, “Come on, you have to learn this. It’s going to be on the test!”? I hear this appeal in classrooms all the time, and am certainly guilty of having uttered it myself. Still, I have to laugh, because after…

“Testing, Testing…”

And the impact on school climate High scores—not high standards—have become the holy grail. — Barbara Kantrowitz and Daniel McGinn [43] Excessive emphasis on testing can lead to low teacher morale, a narrowed curricular focus, a diminished sense of professionalism among teachers and unethical placement practices. — Larry Lashway [44]

Book: Being a Successful Teacher

The Original Survival Manual for New and Veteran Teachers by Dr. Jane Bluestein This book is included in our Free Book listing. Link for shipping charge only. This price includes free Media Mail shipping in the continental US.  (Please see information for international shipping if you are ordering from outside the U.S.) The original survival…

Raves for Creating Emotionally Safe Schools

What People Are Saying about this Book by Dr. Jane Bluestein Finally a voice of reason arises from the din. School safety transcends debates on metal detectors and surveillance cameras. Within the walls of our schools exists

Book: Becoming a Win-Win Teacher

A Guide for First-Year Teachers by Dr. Jane Bluestein This book is no longer in print. For an updated version of this book, please see The Beginning Teacher’s Survival Guide, available in print and Kindle versions. This book was 8 1/2” x 11”, 288 pages. $42.95. The updated release is $19.99 for print on demand, $9.99…