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

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Jane Bluestein
SAGE Publications, Apr 21, 2010 - Education - 275 pages
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Becoming a Win-Win Teacher: A Guide for First-Year Teachers offers beginning teachers a balanced, positive framework for creating an effective, successful, and satisfying teaching experience.

Jane Bluestein shows how new and veteran teachers alike can use a win-win approach to teaching that involves thinking, planning, and making decisions in ways that take the needs of others into consideration-students as well as other members of the school community-while meeting personal and professional goals.

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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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