Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

8 Ways to Make Recess More Fun for Students with Autism

By Benjamin Farrey-Latz, author of I Can Learn Social Skills! Poems About Getting Along, Being a Good Friend, and Growing Up If you were to poll students in elementary school classrooms with the question, What is your favorite part of … Continue reading

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5 Ways School Administrators Can Support Cluster Grouping

By Dina Brulles, Ph.D., coauthor of The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All (Revised and Updated Edition) The second in a four-part series on successful cluster grouping. Click here for … Continue reading

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Guided Group Discussion to Help Gifted Teens Develop Healthy Relationships

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., author of Get Gifted Students Talking: 76 Ready-to-Use Group Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More (Grades 6–12) “Being known” offered protection for many participants in a national study of bullying of and by gifted … Continue reading

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Helping Young Children Understand Their Changing Feelings

By Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger, coauthors of 1-2-3 My Feelings and Me As caring adults, caregivers and professionals play a central and important role in helping children understand and manage their multitude of feelings. A key part of … Continue reading

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Implementing Cluster Grouping

By Dina Brulles, Ph.D., coauthor of The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All Revised and Updated The first in a four-part series on successful cluster grouping. A vast majority of … Continue reading

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