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

Guidelines for Offering Choices to Students

Practical Tips for Teachers • Choices build responsibility and commitment, and communicate the teacher’s respect for students’ needs and preferences.

Teacher Self-Assessment

Evaluate your approach In each pair of statements below, mark the one you identify with most strongly:

Dealing Successfully with Your Students’ Parents

Building Supportive Relationships Parents and guardians can provide a great deal of support and reinforcement. For the most part, they want to know what’s happening in school, how their children are doing, and

Presentation: The Win-Win Classroom

A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management Presentation for educators by Dr. Jane Bluestein When it comes to student behavior challenges in the classroom, conventional practices and punitive discipline codes often fail to motivate students to change their attitudes or behavior. Old win-lose patterns (whether authoritarian or permissive) often do little more than

Presentation: “You Can’t Make Me!”

Using boundaries to build responsibility, cooperation, and mutual respect Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein Few things are as aggravating or exhausting as power struggles with kids. If you find yourself nagging, arguing or threatening, being ignored by your children (or students) or having your authority challenged, then

Presentation: Great Beginnings

Special workshop for beginning teachers, returning teachers, and preservice teachers Presentation for educators by Dr. Jane Bluestein A special presentation for new teachers that focuses on management and discipline issues, which can often overwhelm a newcomer to the profession (or someone who has been away for a long time).

Presentation: Being a Successful Teacher

The “Nuts & Bolts” of Classroom Management Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein What does it take to be a successful teacher? Whether developing effective discipline and instructional techniques or

Presentation: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools

Is Your School an Emotionally Safe Place? Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Emotional safety is critical to learning and achievement, and a key component of an atmosphere that discourages passivity, aggression or acting out for revenge or self-protection.

Great Expectations!

Good News for Beginning Teachers No one knows better than a first year teacher that the beginning of the school year bristles with anticipation—and not just for the kids.