Tag Archives: middle school

Providing a School Counseling Practice from Home

By Stephanie Filio In the shocking midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are left wondering what life might be like interacting with the rest of society from a distance. Health concerns aside, in our hyperconnected way of life, it is … Continue reading

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Help Students Develop Mini-Habits for Social Emotional Learning

By Stephanie Filio What is social and emotional learning (SEL)? Let’s break it down. Social constructs are the norms we adhere to as we interact with people every day. We interact by waving hello, making eye contact in a meeting, … Continue reading

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Top 19 Posts of 2019

Before we jump into a new year of fantastic advice on the Free Spirit Publishing blog, let’s celebrate the top posts from 2019! We rounded up our most popular posts this year for your (re)reading pleasure. Got a favorite we … Continue reading

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Help Kids Build Confidence and Manage Self-Doubt

By Stephanie Filio I have never been coordinated beyond a slow walk particularly athletic, so naturally, I always hated PE class. In middle school, my hatred was at its peak. Every day, I entered the gym with my signature modus … 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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