Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: A Guide for Educators and Parents
Something is terribly wrong with our schools. How did a place that should be a sanctuary for kids becomes a source of fear and intimidation? What has happened?
In Creating Emotionally Safe Schools, Jane Bluestein offers a plan to return schools to havens of nurturing and learning. She examines environmental, historical, developmental, psychological, sociological, interpersonal, instructional and administrative factors that contribute to the emotional climate of an educational institution. This is a comprehensive view of what makes a school feel the way it feels, and what we can do to make it feel safe for every child-and every adult-who walks through its doors.
Emotional safety has many dimensions, such as: the impact of the family and early development, childhood stress and coping, the changing role of the school, acceptance and emotional support, respect and belonging, temperament and labels, gangs and violence, instructional strategies, learning styles and multiple intelligences, teacher training and support, and the inherent need for a sense of community.The message Jane Bluestein brings is positive: information, programs and solutions are available that can ultimately make our schools inviting, inspiring, and, yes-safe.
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Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: A Guide for Educators and ParentsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
Review: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: A Guide for Educators and ParentsUser Review - Barbara Lovejoy - Goodreads
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