Creating Emotionally Safe Schools

Author: Jane Bluestein
Publisher: HCI
ISBN: 9781558748149
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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. Includes: Comprehensive list of references and resources Complete index

Education for a Change

Author: Titus Alexander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134312318
Format: PDF, Docs
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This challenging, hard-hitting book is about making schooling relevant to modern society. It starts from the premise that our present education system is ill equipped to serve students and society in the twenty-first century. In a series of positive yet powerful and provocative chapters, the authors look at critical issues shaping schools today, with a view to: * set out the critical issues behind the headlines * show evidence from research and examples of good practice * stimulate public debate and rigorous thinking about how we educate children for life in the twenty-first century * provide practical examples of learning for the future * present a vision for school transformation. With contributions from a range of leading commentators including Tim Brighouse, Jonathan Poritt, Anita Roddick, Charles Handy and Jonathan Sacks, this is a must-read for school leaders, teachers, policy-makers, parents and all education professionals.

Leading Dynamic Schools

Author: Sharon F. Rallis
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412915562
Format: PDF, Docs
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Helps educational leaders create a dialogue that represents all stakeholders, define relevant policies that are ethically sound, and integrate legally mandated policies with schoolwide resolutions.

Special Programs and Services in Schools

Author: Bonnie Beyer
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 1605951757
Format: PDF, Docs
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New edition of the definitive text thoroughly updated with information on Race to the Top, NCLB revisions, ESEA Reauthorization, federal, state and district responsibilitiesSpells out requirements and legislated mandates for special education, ESL, food service, disability, health services, gifted education, school to work, etc.For administrators in public, private and charter schoolsUsed as a text at Texas A&M, Houston, Michigan and many other universities Created for school administrators in public and private schools, this book is an update of the original 2005 volume that organized and explained virtually all federally mandated programs, the "third curriculum" that helps dictate how U.S. schools are managed. Used as a textbook in many universities, it lists and explains dozens of new U.S. laws and amendments from the past decade and situates them in the context of states and districts. It investigates the goals and requirements of dozens of education programs and clarifies government regulations affecting students as well as citizens who come in contact with schools, e.g., disabled individuals, job-seekers, employees, non-English-speaking parents and many other groups. Encompassing and yet going far beyond special education, the text offers pointers and case studies on how programs should be administered to improve learning outcomes as well as heighten a school's community profile. The detailed, concrete information in this book is indispensable for understanding government requirements, accessing the right agencies, reducing discrimination, and avoiding legal entanglements. At the same time, the 10 chapters of this volume are readily integrated into a syllabus for courses on special programs in schools.

The Best of Corwin Classroom Management

Author: Jane Bluestein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452296553
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This collection brings the works of nine recognized experts who bring the best classroom management techniques and practices together in one power-packed volume.

The Win win Classroom

Author: Jane Bluestein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412965039
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Use this guide to provide teachers with focused training on building student accountability, ending power struggles with kids, and encouraging student cooperation, motivation, self-management, and on-task behavior.

Building Bridges Between Home and School

Author: Robert Bacal
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493695485
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Teachers, principals, school administrators, even school support staff know that it "takes a village to educate a child". Unfortunately, educators, parents and tax payers are often on different sides of issues, and work at cross purposes. Teachers get frustrated and stressed, and parents get angry, upset, and often aggressive and hostile towards school staff, often because they care so much. In this practical and hands-on book, teachers, administrators and school staff can learn to deal with even the most difficult parents, even those who are insulting and challenging. You'll learn over 100 hands-on, practical tactics to: Take control of difficult conversations with parents Maintain your own self-control when interacting with upset, and even abusive parents and members of the community. Reduce the time and stress involved in dealing with uncooperative parents. Apply the Psychology of anger, and basic psycholinguistic elements to establish rapport and bridges when conflict happens. Apply basic principles of Jiu_Jitsu and Aidido to difficult conversations. Stop verbal abuse cold, while maintaining a professional demeanor and focusing on the welfare of the student. Handle non-verbal intimidation tactics smoothly and safely. Set limits and apply them to difficult interactions when the gentler methods of verbal self-defense fail. Ideal for teaching staff, but also school principals, school superintendents and school board officials -- anyone who deals directly with parents and community members. Included is a special chapter for principals and administrators with tactics to use to support teachers and staff in building bridges with the community, rate payers, and parents.

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher:
ISBN:
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