Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: A Guide for Educators and Parents

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Health Communications, 2001 - Education - 496 pages
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Something is terribly wrong withour schools. How did a place that should be a sanctuary for kids becomes asource of fear and intimidation? What has happened?

In CreatingEmotionally Safe Schools, Jane Bluesteinoffers a plan to return schools to havens of nurturing and learning. Sheexamines environmental, historical, developmental, psychological, sociological,interpersonal, instructional and administrative factors that contribute to theemotional climate of an educational institution. This is a comprehensive view ofwhat makes a school feel the way it feels, and what we can do to make it feelsafe for every child-and every adult-who walks through its doors.

Emotional safety has manydimensions, such as: the impact of the family and early development, childhoodstress and coping, the changing role of the school, acceptance and emotionalsupport, respect and belonging, temperament and labels, gangs and violence,instructional strategies, learning styles and multiple intelligences, teachertraining and support, and the inherent need for a sense of community.

The message Jane Bluestein brings ispositive: information, programs and solutions are available that can ultimatelymake our schools inviting, inspiring, and, yes-safe.

Includes:

  • Comprehensive list of references and resources
  • Complete index

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Emotional safety in American schools is not only about guns and violence and getting kids to and from school in one piece but also about learning styles, social interactions, discipline, and the ... Read full review

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What a WONDERFUL book! I love the fact that it complements the work of Dr. William Purkey (Invitational Education) and Dr. William Glasser (Quality School). It is filled with so many great concepts and ideas that I look forward to implementing. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Jane Bluestein, Ph.D., is a dynamic and entertaining speaker who has worked with thousands of educators, counselors, health-care professionals, parents and child-care workers. She specializes in programs and resources that provide training and hope for relationship building, effective instruction and guidance, and personal development. A former classroom teacher, crisis-intervention counselor and teacher training program coordinator, Bluestein is the award-winning author of 21st Century Discipline; Being a Successful Teacher; Parents, Teens & Boundaries and Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference. She heads Instructional Support Services, Inc., a consulting and resource firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Visit Jane Bluestien online at www.janebluestein.com

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