Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

The Ripple Effect of Sportsmanship

By Brad Herzog, author of the Count on Me: Sports series Summer (and with it the summer sports season) is a good time to examine good sportsmanship—both the reasons for it and the reactions to it. While writing Inspiring Stories of … Continue reading

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Professional Learning That Energizes Teachers and Brings Change to the Classroom

By Diane Heacox, Ed.D, author of  Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Updated Edition) It’s time to admit that professional learning sessions that both interest and excite teachers and result in educational innovation in … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Help Kids Learn Money Smarts This Summer

By Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan, coauthors of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts: Earn, Save, Spend, Give It’s important for kids to learn money management skills, not only so they don’t grow up to bumble their financial affairs, but … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Resolve Friendship Conflicts

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends A best friend is one of life’s greatest joys. Having somebody to hang out, talk over problems, play video games, or compete on the sports … Continue reading

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How to Support a Young Person Coming Out

By Kelly Huegel Madrone, author of GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens.  These days, kids are “coming out”—telling others about their gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or any number of other nonheterosexual or gender … Continue reading

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