Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

Teacher-Tested Strategies for Your Behavior Intervention Toolbox

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., coauthor of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Every teacher should have a toolbox filled with their go-to strategies for managing the classroom and helping students be ready for activities. I have … Continue reading

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10 Truths About Behavior Management

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., coauthors of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior I have been a teacher for students with emotional and behavioral disorders for many years. When I left college, I was armed with two … Continue reading

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Different Settings for Play Therapy

By Melissa Martin, author of  Tessie Tames Her Tongue: A Book About Learning When to Talk and When to Listen What Is Play Therapy? “Birds fly, fish swim, and children play,” writes Garry Landreth in his book Play Therapy: The … Continue reading

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Have a Fun and Safe Halloween!

By Alison Feigh, author of I Can Play It Safe and program coordinator at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. This post was originally published October 25, 2012. Parents seem to be extra aware of safety when Halloween rolls around. It makes … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Sustain Your Bullying Prevention Month Efforts Through the School Year

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a nationwide campaign intending to “unite communities around the world to … Continue reading

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