The Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Background and ESSA Context The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA—now also coined as the “Every Student Succeeds Act”—ESSA) was passed by Congress and signed by the President on December 10, 2015. It will be phased in over the next two years, and will not be fully in place until the 2017-18 school year when…

Bearing Witness

Support for children in crisis Excerpt from “Emotional Safety: Personal and Character Development,” from chapter 15 of Creating Emotionally Safe Schools by Dr. Jane Bluestein © 2001, Health Communications, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL. This excerpt was extracted from the manuscript for this book and may be slightly different from the actual printed copy. The entire bibliography of Creating Emotionally Safe…

Questions, Not Answers

Benefits of asking questions instead of giving answers • Questions help children explore dimensions of a problem. • Questions help children explore their available options.

Book: Becoming a Win-Win Teacher

A Guide for First-Year Teachers by Dr. Jane Bluestein This book will be shipped directly from the publisher for as long as it’s available. We no longer have copies of this book in stock.  A great gift for new graduates, beginning teachers, returning teachers, and anyone who needs a shot in the arm after a challenging…