Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

10 Tips for a Successful School Garden

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference If you offer brussels sprouts or a forkful of kale to a child, he will … Continue reading

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18 Fun Ways to Get Ready for Kindergarten

By Celeste C. Delaney, author of ABC Ready for School: An Alphabet of Social Skills In many ways, kindergarten is the most important year in a child’s education. It is not only an exciting and challenging milestone for your child … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Students Manage Schoolwork Deadlines

By Janet S. Fox, author of Get Organized Without Losing It (Revised & Updated Edition) When I was in my early teens, I realized—the night before the project was due—that I’d forgotten to prepare an oral presentation, essay, and poster … Continue reading

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How Mean Behavior and Bullying Affect Academic Performance—And What to Do About It

By Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A., author of The School Climate Solution: Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the Staff Room The Problem Bullying, defined as an act of repeated physical or emotional victimization of a person by … Continue reading

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What’s Your EQ? Emotional Intelligence for People Who Work with Kids

By Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., coauthor of Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students: 30 Flexible Research-Based Activities to Build EQ Skills (Grades 5–9) If you have children or work with them, you know how important and sometimes challenging it can be … Continue reading

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