Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

12 Ways to Help Young Children Calm Down

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!® series We live in stressful times. One of the most frequent challenges parents and teachers face is with … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Grief

By Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., author of When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Updated 3rd Edition) These are incredibly unsettling, complicated times for us all. COVID-19 has overwhelmed us with fear, isolation, and grief, … Continue reading

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What to Expect When We Return to the Classroom

By Patti Drapeau, author of Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation and Diane Heacox, Ed.D., author of Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Updated Edition) When we all return to school, we … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month at Home

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way For the first time in 51 years, Pride parades and gatherings will be limited, with many people staying home for health reasons. While … Continue reading

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6 Student Empowerment Myths Every Teacher Should Know

By Patti Drapeau, author of Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation According to the Oxford Dictionary, empowerment is defined as “the power or authority given to someone to do something.” The definition also includes the process of becoming … Continue reading

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