Class Climate & Student Behavior Part II

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Summary

Is there a way to simultaneously meet the needs of both student and teacher? Using the "win-win" model can reduce resistance, build cooperation, increase engagement, and improve relationships. This approach can be effective in meeting needs without the power struggle that so often results in a "win-lose" scenario.

Learning Objectives

  1. Consider various examples of teacher behaviors that have successfully reduced conflicts and power struggles in the classroom (without compromising the teachers' authority).
  2. Discover the best ways to accommodate students' needs for autonomy within limits.
  3. Examine the true intentions behind win-win (cooperation vs. compliance) as well as examples of what win-win is not.

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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