Class Climate & SEL Part II

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Summary

Dr. Jane Bluestein offers more practical strategies for increasing positivity, reinforcing effort and progress, and engaging parent support. She will differentiate between acknowledgement and praise, as well as recognition vs. approval, and address the importance of connectedness in our schools.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discover positive alternatives to praise and conditional approval, and learn how depending on these familiar behaviors can compromise safety for all students.
  2. Learn ways to recognize and reinforce student behavior and achievement by keeping the focus on them and the outcomes they can access (rather than the impact on you).
  3. Explore the value of connectedness and building strong alliances with students' parents.

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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