Dr Jane Bluestein
Dr Jane Bluestein
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Dr Jane Bluestein
Dr Jane Bluestein has worked with thousands of educators and parents on the topic of positive adult-child relationships, particularly with regard to children at risk. She has appeared internationally as a speaker and talk-show guest, including appearances as a guest expert on CNN, National Public Radio and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dr. Bluestein is an award-winning author of numerous articles and books, including Creating Emotionally Safe Schools, 21st Century Discipline, Being a Successful Teacher; Parents, Teens, & Boundaries; Mentors, Masters & Mrs. MacGregor (Stories of Teachers Making a Difference); The Parent's Little Book of Lists (Do's & Don'ts of Effective Parenting), High School's Not Forever, and a Gratitude Journal entitled Magic, Miracles & Synchronicity. Her latest book is entitled The Win-Win Classroom. Jane has been a classroom teacher, crisis-intervention counselor, teacher training program coordinator and volunteer with high-risk teens.

Available Courses
1. The Win-Win Classroom: A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management
2. Dealing with Difficult Students: Practical Strategies for Success with Defiant, Defeated and other At-Risk Kids

Course Synopsis:

  • The Win-Win Classroom: A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management
    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 add fuel to the fire.

    Here, finally, is a nontraditional approach to successfully preventing discipline problems, building student accountability, and ending frustrating power struggles with kids of all ages.

    We'll look at practical, powerful, and effective strategies to help you establish win-win authority relationships while defusing conflict and opposition; set and maintain positive, win-win boundaries; build a positive, caring, emotionally safe classroom climate; eliminate defiance, dependence and disinterest; build relationships with parents; reduce stress and burnout, and make your work more enjoyable.

    We'll also examine strategies that will minimize problems associated with poor academic performance, non-traditional learning styles, and social and emotional issues.

    The Win-Win Classroom will change the way you interact with students and help you build a positive social culture within your school and classroom.

    To find out more about the above course, or to engage us to conduct a session for your organization, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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  • Dealing with Difficult Students: Practical Strategies for Success with Defiant, Defeated and other At-Risk Kids

    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 has a hard time with the academic demands of the classroom. The disruptive student whose misbehaviors and bad attitude make our work even more difficult. The quiet child who fades into the woodwork. The one who can't stay awake in class. Suspicious kids. Defensive kids. Indifferent kids. And kids who want to do well but just can't seem to get it together.

    This program offers dozens of effective, classroom-proven strategies to help you reach a wide range of students— all the while minimizing stress in the classroom environment! Learn simple, practical ways to avoid power struggles, defuse conflict and in-your-face challenges, engage kids who have all but given up, eliminate passivity and helplessness, improve parent involvement and support, and build student responsibility, commitment and self-management.

    Topics include creating win-win authority relationships, making success possible for all students, accommodating a wide range of learning behaviors and academic abilities, making a connection, increasing positivity, changing the school culture, supporting the needs of non-traditional learners and putting the fun back in teaching!

    These are techniques that can work with all kids at any grade level, but are especially appropriate for students who are particularly challenging.

    To find out more about the above course, or to engage us to conduct a session for your organization, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Other Courses

  • Positively Positive: Keeping the Focus You Want
  • "You Can't Make Me!" Using Boundaries and Win-Win Power Dynamics in the Classroom
  • 21st Century Discipline: Building Responsibility, Cooperation and Self-Management
  • Grownups, Kids & Boundaries: How to Draw the Line
  • Being a Successful Teacher: The "Nuts & Bolts" of Classroom Management
  • Getting Off on the Right Foot: Special Workshop for Beginning Teachers, Resturning Teachers and Preservice Teachers
  • Conflict in the Classroom: Attacking Problems, NOT People!
  • Creating Emotionally Safe Schools (also entitled "Is Your School an Emotionally Safe Place?")
  • The "I Can" Classroom: Building for Success and Achievement for ALL Students
  • "No, Really! I'm Fine!" Connecting with Kids in Emotional Distress
  • "My Brain Doesn't Work Like That!" Creating Success with Non-Traditional Learners by Accommodating Learning Differences
  • Testing, Testing: Surviving the Pressure
  • Secrets of Successful Mentorship
  • Character Counts: Building Relationships that Build Character

To find out more about the above courses, or to engage us to conduct a session for your organization, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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