Becoming a Win-Win Teacher: Survival Strategies for the Beginning Educator

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SAGE Publications, Apr 21, 2010 - Education - 275 pages
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Get your teaching career off to a winning start!

This book helps you become an established, effective member of a school community—without sacrificing your personality, intentions, or ideals. Bluestein addresses the challenges new teachers face and provides practical ideas and honest cautions. These valuable insights and strategies, backed by years of experience and research, help you: 

  • Establish your professional identity
  • Understand the culture, environment, and politics of today’s schools
  • Build your own support team with mentors, administrators, and colleagues
  • Connect with students and create win-win classrooms
  • Take care of yourself and grow in your career

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A dynamic and entertaining speaker, Jane Bluestein has worked with thousands of educators, counselors, health care professionals, parents, child care workers, and other community members worldwide. 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.

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 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.

Bluestein is an award-winning author whose books include Creating Emotionally Safe Schools; High School’s Not Forever; 21st Century Discipline; Being a Successful Teacher; Parents in a Pressure Cooker; 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 Daily Riches: A Journal of Gratitude and Awareness. Bluestein’s latest book is entitled The Win-Win Classroom.

Formerly a classroom teacher in inner-city Pittsburgh, PA, a crisis-intervention counselor, a teacher training program coordinator, and a volunteer with high-risk teens at a local day treatment program, Bluestein currently heads Instructional Support Services, Inc., a consulting and resource firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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