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The Win-Win Classroom A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management by Jane E. Bluestein

The Win-Win Classroom A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management


The Win-Win Classroom A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management by Jane E. Bluestein

The reader comes away with strategies for implementation and the confidence to create win-win classrooms and support students in self-management. -Jo Ann Freiberg, Educational Consultant When it comes to student behavior challenges in the classroom, conventional practices and punitive discipline codes often fail to motivate students to change their attitudes or behavior. Recognized for defining a nontraditional approach that really works, Jane Bluestein offers educators ways to prevent discipline problems, build student accountability, and end frustrating power struggles with kids of all ages. This authoritative, research-based guidebook discusses the impact of stress, brain functioning, learning styles, and social and emotional issues on student behavior. You'll find examples, guidelines, charts, and anecdotes, along with practical, powerful, and effective ideas to help you: o Avoid falling into the rules and punishment trap o Establish win-win authority relationships while defusing conflict and opposition o Build a positive, caring, and emotionally safe learning climate o Encourage student cooperation, motivation, self-management, and on-task behavior o Engage even the most defiant, defeated, or resistant learner by using powerful alternative strategies. The Win-Win Classroom will change the way you interact with students and help you build a positive social culture within your school and classroom.


Chapters teach how to recognize and support emotional and social development in students, going beyond the usual educational primer to apply tested teaching techniques. -- California Bookwatch, April 2008 A clearly stated guide that teachers can use to unlock the learning process for students while maintaining their joy of teaching. -- Aili Pogust, Literacy Consultant, Coach, and Trainer The reader comes away with strategies for implementation and the confidence to create win-win classrooms and support students in self-management. -- Jo Ann Freiberg, Educational Consultant The suggestions for motivating cooperative behavior are excellent! The list of choices to offer students and guidelines for offering choices are so useful. -- Stephen Haslam, Educational Consultant I have always been a 'wanna-be

-win teacher, but did not have all the tools I needed to become one. I only knew what I did not want to be. The suggestions in this book have benefited both my students and me, and I am very grateful for that. -- Patty Johnston, Teacher The focus throughout this book is on effective classroom strategies for setting up a win-win environment where everyone's needs are met and there are fewer power struggles to disrupt instruction. -- Wendy Marshall, Director, Educational Technology Training Center

About the Author

Learn more about Jane Bluestein's PD offerings 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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Publication date

9th January 2008


Jane E. Bluestein

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SAGE Publications Inc


328 pages


Teaching skills & techniques



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