Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

Build a Sense of Belonging in the Early Childhood Classroom

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me series. Mr. Rogers was a strong advocate for children. In his much acclaimed and long running television show … Continue reading

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Helping Students Be STARs: Bullying Prevention and Intervention

By William T. Mulcahy, LPC, NCC, CEAP, author of the Zach Rules series Bullying is a repeated pattern of hurtful behavior done by a person who has more power (physically or socially) than the person being targeted. Because of that … Continue reading

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If You’re Learning and You Know It, Sing a Song!

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning Singing is a wonderful tool for learning, reinforcing concepts, and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your home, library, or classroom. Music also plays a … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings: Setting Goals for Summer Success

By Beverly K. Bachel, author of What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens At the beginning of the school year, we encourage kids to set goals. But by now, … Continue reading

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Using Group Experiences to Help Young Children Develop Social-Emotional Skills

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive Can you imagine if you were challenged to master a complex cake recipe after having only a conversation with a renowned … Continue reading

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