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10 Inexpensive Ideas for DIY Fidget Toys

By Andrew Hawk Restlessness in the classroom is a challenge for both students and teachers. This is especially true on wintry or rainy days when outdoor recess and activities are not viable options. Students’ attention can quickly wane, leaving them … Continue reading

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ADHD and Gifted Students

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. Most … Continue reading

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Spotting ADHD in Girls

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What to Do When You’re Cranky and Blue In the United States from 2011 to 2013, 9.5 percent of children ages 4–17 were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More specifically, for … Continue reading

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How Drawing Helped Me Cope with My Learning Difference

By Trevor Romain, author of Bullying Is a Pain in the Brain I remember the very first time I experienced the power of art in learning. It was in my special education class at primary school in South Africa. I was … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Ron Shumsky, Psy.D., and Susan M. Islascox, M.A.

The staff at Free Spirit is privileged to work with many amazing authors. We will be sharing more author spotlights with you, and hope you enjoy learning about these writers who are dedicated to helping kids succeed. The following interview … Continue reading

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