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Class Climate & Learning Support Part II

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Summary

Dr. Jane Bluestein offers a variety of practical tips and tools for gaining and sustaining students’ attention, focusing this segment on tools that include visual adaptations and orientation, lighting and adjusting contrast on printed work, and using music, white noise, and other auditory cues to regulate alertness.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the relationship between classroom climate and successful learning and growth.
  2. Explore practical ways to address visual needs to sustain attention and increase success.
  3. Learn a variety of effective tools that can accommodate needs for auditory input to increase time on task and level of engagement, as well as cues to get their attention.

About the Author

Jane Bluestein, Ph.D.

Jane Bluestein, Ph.D.

A dynamic and entertaining speaker, Dr. Bluestein has worked with thousands of educators, counselors, healthcare professionals, parents, childcare workers, and other community members world-wide. She has appeared internationally as a speaker and talk-show guest, including several appearances as a guest expert on CNN, National Public Radio and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dr. Bluestein specializes in programs and resources geared to provide practical and meaningful information, training and hope in areas related to relationship building, effective instruction and guidance, and personal growth and development. Much of her work focuses on interactions between adults and children, especially children at risk. Her down-to-earth speaking style, practicality, sense of humor, and numerous stories and examples make her ideas clear and accessible to her audiences.

Jane is an award-winning author whose books include The Win-Win Classroom; Becoming a Win-Win Teacher; Managing 21st Century Classrooms; Creating Emotionally Safe Schools; High School’s Not Forever; Parents, Teens, & Boundaries; The Parent’s Little Book of Lists: Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Parenting; Mentors, Masters, and Mrs. McGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference; and Magic, Miracles & Synchronicity : A Journal of Gratitude and Awareness. Dr. Bluestein’s latest book is The Perfection Deception: Why Trying to Be Perfect is Sabotaging Your Relationships, Making You Sick, and Holding Your Happiness Hostage.

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