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In early infancy, retardation of emotional growth may occur with blunting of affect and lack of interest in the environment. Thiscommonly accompanies failure to thrive and is often misdiagnosed as mental retardation or physical illness. Signs of emotional deprivation in olderchildren include poor attendance and performance at school and bad relationships with peers and adults.

Failure to seek preventive medical or dental attention, such as immunizations and routine health supervision, anddelay in seeking care for illness may be clues to inadequate family functioning.

Items to consider

Checklist for Emotionally-Safe Classrooms -by Jane Bluestein, Ph.D.

Excerpted from Dr. Bluestein's latest book, Creating Emotionally Safe Schools (Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications,Inc., 2001) due out in August of 2001.


Is your School an Emotionally Safe Place?

This survey lists a number of practices which characterize a school with an emotionally safe climate. It has beenincluded to help you evaluate your school's goals, policies and intentions, as well as the degree to which each exists in actual practice.The list is deliberately idealistic and comprehensive. Studies suggest that each item is an important component of an emotionally safe schoolenvironment, and that emotional safety is built on a combination of all of the characteristics listed in this survey. As schools strive to achieve thespecific behaviors each item suggests, they will no doubt see improvements in the culture of the school, as well as in the performance, commitment,behavior and interactions that occur within its walls. Likewise, as schools increase the agreement with each of the items in this survey, theycan expect a reduction of stress commonly associated with failure, rebelliousness, disruptiveness and passive student behavior.

You may wish to use this survey to evaluate the degree to which your school is committed to each item in terms of its philosophy orvision, as well as the degree to which the behaviors described in each item regularly occur in actual practice. You can rate each item for an individualclassroom, or according to your perception of the school environment as a whole.

Use the following scale to rate each item:

1- Strongly Agree

2- Somewhat Agree

3- Somewhat disagree

4- Strongly disagree

Need for Meaningful Outcomes (Positive Consequences), Structure, Boundaries (Limits) and Follow-Through

___ We make a deliberate effort to anticipate what students and teachers (and parents) will need in various situations inorder to prevent problems from occurring.

___ We have and communicate boundaries and policies that clearly describe desirable and acceptable student behaviors.

___ We have and communicate boundaries and policies that clearly describe desirable and acceptable staff behaviors.

___ The school environment is reward oriented (as opposed to being punishment oriented): Rules and boundaries emphasize thepositive consequences of cooperation and compliance.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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