Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

Unlearning: Three Steps to Changing Bullying Behavior

By Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of  The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention: Best Proven Practices to Combat Cruelty and Build Respect Dear Dr. Borba: My son’s teacher says he bullies a classmate by saying cruel, hurtful things. He denies being mean … Continue reading

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How to Ignite a Love of Reading in Young Children

By Judy Lalli, M.S., author of I Like Being Me: Poems about kindness, friendship, and making good choices It’s all about relationships. Young children who have warm, interactive relationships with the adults in their lives will show enthusiasm for whatever … Continue reading

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Building Creative Problem-Solving Skills in Kids: A Recipe for Success

By Garth Sundem, author of Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character: Choices That Matter Around the World This year for Valentine’s Day, instead of lacy cards and sugar hearts, my kids gave their classmates little wire puzzles. I’m sure you’ve … Continue reading

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Dispelling Myths About Differentiation

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. I’ve spent several years consulting with schools all over the world, and differentiation … Continue reading

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Simple Tips for a Kinder Middle School Culture

By Naomi Drew, M.A., and Christa M. Tinari, M.A., coauthors of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying Kids thrive in an atmosphere of kindness. They blossom, do better in … Continue reading

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