Class Climate & Learning Support Part IV

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Summary

Dr. Jane Bluestein shares examples of how different students learn academic content and progress through the curriculum at different rates and in different ways, offering concrete strategies to start with the student and raising the hurdles to move everyone forward.

Learning Objectives

  1. Consider the relationship between academic success (including the perceived access to academic success), dignity and safety, and student behavior.
  2. Recognize the critical importance of discovering what students already know and understand, and starting instruction from where they are.
  3. Explore examples of practical ways to accommodate students' academic needs and experiences, focusing on progress (and a different version of "fairness") to build success.

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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