Products and Resources for School Personnel by Dr. Jane Bluestein
The following list includes items specifically for teachers, counselors, administrators, and others working in a school setting. This list includes a few items originally written for parents or a more generic audience, but with topics relevant to educators. For the complete list of products, click here. (For a list of products specifically for parents, click here.)
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Books (in alphabetical order)
Effective ways to manage student behavior, build your support team, connect with kids, learn the system, and grow your career. For new teachers and veterans, all grades. Save 72% on a great gift for new graduates, beginning teachers, returning teachers, and anyone who needs a shot in the arm after a challenging year!
The original survival manual for new teachers and veterans. A classic book with everything you need for managing the basic realities of teaching. This book is free. The price helps cover our shipping cost.
Nearly three decades’ worth of information in 25 articles written for educators and parents on a wide range of topics, including 2 bonus articles for aspiring writers and speakers. This book is free. Price helps cover shipping charges.
Same as the above, available as a download in PDF form. Save 50% off regular price.
From the Best of Corwin series, here are excerpts from 9 best-selling books (including 2 from Dr. Bluestein) with ideas for improving student behavior and classroom climate. Save 50% off regular price, shipping included.
The many factors that impact the emotional climate of a school, with research and practical ideas for making schools safe for everyone.
Complete collection of handouts offered in Dr. Bluestein’s seminars and programs for educators, counselors and other professionals. Available as download in PDF format only. License to print one copy.
Complete collection of handouts offered in Dr. Bluestein’s seminars and programs for educators, counselors and other professionals. Available as download in PDF format only. License to print up to five copies.
License to print additional copies from PDF download with purchase of full license above.
A vivid and realistic picture of what high school is all about written from a teen perspective. With stories, quotes, resources, and practical tips to get the most out of high school. This book is free. The price helps cover the shipping charge.
A gratitude journal to help notice the blessings in your life, focus on the positive, and find the silver linings in challenges. Quotes, stories, and activities; for personal use or with groups. This book is free. The price helps cover our shipping costs.
Stories of teachers, counselors, coaches, and others who made a difference in students lives. Personal stories and ideas from kids about what makes a great teacher. This book is free. The price covers our shipping cost.
Everything you need to create an individualized, prescriptive system for painlessly managing handwriting instruction. Teach and remediate any system of cursive or printing. This book is free. The price helps cover shipping costs.
Great examples, guidelines, charts, and anecdotes to positively impact classroom climate and manage student behavior. Build a positive social culture within your school and classroom. 20% off retail price.
An essential guidebook for anyone teaching college courses or leading training programs on classroom management. Chapter-by-chapter activities, questions, handouts, and more. All grades. Save 50%.
Practical Strategies for Working Successfully with Difficult Students. Live, full-day seminar on 4 CDs in large plastic case with free handbook. Tons of ideas for preventing problems and building success. Save 10% off regular price.
90-minute recording of a fun and funny keynote presentation to 1200 educators that addresses the magic ingredients of successful teaching. Two-part mp3 download.
Responsibility, Respect, and Relationships
70% off original price!! The complete staff development video package includes 15 self-contained, 30-minute seminars with units that are engaging, entertaining and geared toward action—not theory!
More than guns and violence, safety is also about learning styles, social interactions, discipline and the roles schools assume in our society and economy. Build a positive school culture.
Deal with feelings and problems effectively with constructive, supportive strategies for dealing with emotional issues and outbursts, encourage problem solving.
Success-oriented techniques for creating success for a wide range of learners’ needs and preferences. Engage all students, including non-traditional learners.
Win-win discipline strategies to teach students responsible behavior with boundaries instead of rules, and with positive outcomes rather than penalties. 6 DVDs in set.
Additional presentations on video
Dr. Bluestein joins Dr. William Glasser & Dr. Hanoch McCarty to discuss the importance and impact of positive relationships with students and their parents. 2 DVDs.
2 DVDs with a presentation that examines how a teacher’s approach to discipline can affect learning. Includes boundaries to meet both teacher and student needs.
Ten pages of blackline masters, each 8 1/2" x 11", plus one page of instructions in a PDF download. Grades K-5, also approrpirate for middle school. Great Gift Idea! Save 75% off original price.
Nine pages of blackline masters, each 8 1/2" x 11", plus one page of instructions in a PDF download. Recommended for grades 6-12. Great Gift Idea! Save 75% off original price.
5-pack of 50-page Post-It® notes with five different messages for you to complete. In 5 rainbow colors with one message in each color to inspire recognition and positive communication in ANY relationship. Note: Colors may vary from display. $2 off while supplies last.
Establishing positive, productive relationships with other teachers and administrators is an essential ingredient of teacher success. This article tells you how!
A great alternative to advice giving to help kids take responsibility for resolving their own problems. Tips to avoid getting in the middle of kids’ conflicts or solving problems for them.
Effective alternatives to powering and authoritarianism that really inspire commitment, cooperation, and self-control from students.
How to listen, accept, and validate children’s feelings and help them solve their own problems. Constructive alternatives to non-supportive responses that can shut down communications.
Ways to respect and encourage childrens’ hopes, goals and dreams, and how to avoid adult behaviors that can get in the way.
Making limits work! How to avoid warnings, excuses, giving in, giving up! Effective strategies for use with children of all ages, and adults as well!
Good news for beginning teachers! This article tells how to turn your dreams into achievable goals. A great way to start your career! Copy available on this site.
Order taker or decision maker? This article tells what’s wrong with obedience and how to teach kids to make positive choices when you’re not there.
Positive comments, outcomes, focus, and attitudes to build commitment. Alternatives to negativity, including a new, effective way to look at consequences!
Stop reacting and start avoiding conflict by anticipating and communicating! Positive alternatives to reactivity that build commitment and cooperation with kids of all ages.
An article by Dr. Bluestein that describes characteristics of effective mentors, to help if you’re looking for a mentor or aspire to be one yourself. Also tips for spotting a bad mentor.
Thoughts and ideas on teacher appreciation, and how acknowledging and validating someone’s contribution helps us, too!
Positive ways engage cooperation from your children without resorting to familiar expressions of conditional approval and love.
When you’re having a problem with the kids, here’s how you can respond without making them responsible for your feelings or behaviors.
No more excuses! Alternatives asking why kids feel what they feel (or did what they did), with alternatives that protect emotional safety and development.
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