Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

How to Help Students Who Experience Food Insecurity Over the Summer

By Erik Talkin, CEO Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, California, and author of Lulu and the Hunger Monster™ Summer is on the way! Before we know it, school will be out for the year and teachers and students alike can … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Keep Kids Writing All Summer Long!

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day This is a picture of my daughter, Maddie, from about ten summers ago. It was a beautiful summer day, and Maddie was spending some time … Continue reading

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How to Help Teens Find Their Passion and Do What They Love

By Rayne Lacko, coauthor of Dream Up Now™: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery In an uncertain world, being uncertain of yourself can create anxiety. Feeling anxious can mean different things to different teens. It can take the form of … Continue reading

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How Educators Can Set Boundaries for Work-Life Balance

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis My mother has always worked in the banking industry. She started with opening people’s safety deposit boxes and has worked in many … Continue reading

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“Own Voices” Books: A Librarian’s View

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning As a librarian serving kids and families, there is a kind of magic in connecting a child with the exact right book at the exact right … Continue reading

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