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.
- Explore the social and emotional aspects of classroom climate and how our attention to these aspects can positively impact behavior and achievement.
- 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.
- Recognize ways to monitor the social environment, build collaboration, encourage positive interactions, and prevent meanness and bullying among students.
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