Respect, Reflection, and Resources

Tips to Improve Teacher Efficacy Guest blogger, Dr. Jared Scherz, offers some ideas for teachers to enhance their professional growth and their experience as a professional educator. Respect Teachers need to be treated like professionals, offered meaningful feedback but allowed and encouraged to provide input of their own. If adjustments are needed, they are informed…

Playing Well With Others

Not all it’s cracked up to be When I was in second grade, I got a minus next to “plays well with others.” In my family, this was a terrible thing, worse even than getting a bad grade in the content areas. (This also wasn’t allowed, but somehow getting a “B”— the equivalent of failure…

Students: Worth the Investment

Creating connections with kids Excerpt from chapter 10, “All Are Welcome Here: The Need for Community,” Creating Emotionally Safe Schools by Dr. Jane Bluestein (Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc., 2001.) This material was taken from the final manuscript for this book and may be slightly different from the actual publication. The numbers correspond to footnotes in…

Creating an Environment of Resiliency in School with David Friedli

Three ingredients for success Episode Summary: Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with principal David Friedli about resiliency from the standpoint of how a balanced approach of

Product: Article Reprints

Articles by Dr. Jane Bluestein This is a complete listing of the article reprints available on this site. The articles are listed in alphabetical order and cover a wide range of topics, primarily for parents and educators, with some subjects

Book: Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor

Stories of Teachers Making a Difference compiled by Dr. Jane Bluestein This book is included in our Free Book listing. Shipping charges will apply. OR order below at 85% off. This price includes free Media Mail shipping in the continental US. Remember that special teacher who touched your heart and mind, who inspired you, believed…

Book: The Book of Article Reprints

A collection of articles for educators, counselors, and parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein The print version of this book is included in our Free Book listing. Shipping charges will apply. OR order below at 80% off. This price includes free Media Mail shipping in the US. This collection is available in print and as a…

Presentation: Secrets of Successful Mentorship

Practical Ideas for Great Leaders Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein If you are fortunate enough to be a mentor, whether to a colleague, a trainee, a newcomer to your field, or a child in your life, there are certain

Ways to be an Effective Mentor

This list was originally developed to help parents mentor their children. The suggestions listed below are equally relevant to mentor relationships with students, employees, and other adults. • Accept your children unconditionally, just the way they are. Begin with them wherever they