Class Climate & SEL Part III

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Dr. Jane Bluestein explores the social and emotional aspects of classroom climate, including ways to ask for what we want, with alternatives to harmful (but familiar) patterns such as making people wrong or using I-messages, for example, that can also prevent meanness and bullying.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the social and emotional aspects of classroom climate and how our attention to these aspects can positively impact behavior and achievement.
  2. Learn ways to ask for what we want that avoid familiar patterns that can block communications, ignite defensiveness and mistrust, and negatively impact behavior and learning.
  3. Recognize ways to monitor the social environment, build collaboration, encourage positive interactions, and prevent meanness and bullying among students.

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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