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, now 70% off by Dr. Jane Bluestein The original survival manual for new teachers and veterans. Special closeout price, 70% off. A classic book that has launched—and saved—thousands of teaching careers, with everything you need for managing the basic realities of teaching! 39 chapters to help…

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 Save 30% ! A special price on a great gift for new graduates, beginning teachers, returning teachers, and anyone who needs a shot in the arm after a challenging year! Becoming a Win-Win Teacher presents some of the challenges of becoming an educator in today’s fast-changing world. With…