Motivating the Unmotivated

Getting past defenses, disinterest, and disengagement Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Of all the challenges teachers face, the one mentioned most consistently over the years has been, “How do I engage kids who aren’t motivated and just don’t care?” Few things are more frustrated that having your planning and enthusiasm met with groans, shrugs, or eye…

Presentation: Dealing with Difficult Students

Practical Strategies for Success with Defiant, Defeated and other At-Risk Kids Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein We all know who they are: The unmotivated student who performs below his capabilities. The student with weak social skills who has a hard time getting along with her peers. The nontraditional learner who

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.

Book: The Win-Win Classroom

A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management by Dr. Jane Bluestein Hundreds of practical ideas for success in any classroom or school. Great gift for a beginning teacher, or anyone wanting to up their game and grow their career. Description When it comes to behavior challenges in the classroom, conventional practices and punitive discipline…

Presentation: “My Brain Doesn’t Work Like That”

Creating success with non-traditional (and traditional) learners by accommodating learning needs Presentation for educators or parents by Dr. Jane Bluestein We all have individual preferences and needs when it comes to learning. Some of us like it quiet, while others need music or other noises in order to concentrate. Some need