Tag Archives: social and emotional learning

Social Emotional Stories: Helping Kids Connect

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of Social Emotional Stories: Lessons and Learning from Plants and Animals You probably remember the beloved story of the Ugly Duckling. It resonates with anyone who has ever been left out, teased, or lonely—which pretty much … Continue reading

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Using ROLE Play to Develop Self-Regulation for Learning Strategies

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. Self-regulation … Continue reading

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Un-Cliqueing the Preschool Clique

By Molly Breen Say the word clique, and it generally conjures a not-so-favorable image of “mean girls” (or boys, or kids) in the throes of middle school identity woes. It may surprise you to know that clique power dynamics emerge … Continue reading

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Friday Link Roundup

We at Free Spirit do a lot of reading in order to keep up on the topics that are important to us, like education, social-emotional learning, early childhood, and character education. There’s a lot of good stuff out there! Here’s … Continue reading

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The Best Behavior® Series, Found and Loved

A teddy bear with most of his fur worn off. Blue jeans with patches on the patches. There is nothing like a little wear and tear to tell you that something is well loved. Parents and educators are finding that … Continue reading

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