Class Climate & Learning Support Part III

Engagement Description


Dr. Jane Bluestein continues to provide practical ways to engage and sustain students’ attention, focusing on meeting tactile needs including different types of fidgets or seating, for example, as well as their needs for talking, movement, or chewing (oral motor needs).

Learning Objectives

  1. Consider the impact of physical (biological and neurological) needs on attention and learning.
  2. Learn a variety of practical, non-disruptive ways of accommodating (and allowing) students' needs for movement and touch.
  3. Understand the value of oral-motor needs in learning and concentration, as well as management tools to allow their use in the classroom.

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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