Tag Archives: Free Spirit author

Make Physical Distancing Fun with This SEL and Movement Activity

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play On Your Spot is a multi-layered activity for children ages three to eight. It is especially pertinent now that many children are … Continue reading

Posted in Early Childhood | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Educators Can Use Social Media for Good

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Social media has taken on a Shakespearian role in our lives in which we love it and we hate it simultaneously. Sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in Counselor's Corner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

7 Ways to Foster Kindness in Your Virtual or Hybrid Classroom During the Pandemic

By Naomi Drew, M.A., author of Create a Culture of Kindness in Elementary School.  As teachers, we are charged with one of the most important tasks of all: shaping the futures of young people. It’s more important than ever to … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Strategies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Follow These Education Authors for Fun and Professional Learning

Looking for a way to connect with Free Spirit authors beyond their books and our blog? Many of them are on social media! Check out just a few of our authors of teacher resources and where you can find them … Continue reading

Posted in Free Spirit News | Tagged , | 1 Comment

How to Build Empathy and Trust During Circle Time

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies As educators, we tend to use circle time to recite the days of the week (clap, clap), sing a few songs, and introduce lessons. Instead, circle time can provide a … Continue reading

Posted in Early Childhood, Teaching Strategies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment