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David Campos; Kathleen McConnell Fad – Free Spirit Publishing, 2024
The number of students experiencing anxiety at school is on the rise. With this book, teachers can create emotionally supportive environments and strengthen children's abilities to cope with anxiety. This must-have resource: (1) Provides a framework for understanding anxiety, its causes, and the various ways it can present in young people; (2)…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Anxiety, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment
James Miles – Free Spirit Publishing, 2023
By infusing lessons with content that is relevant to students' lives, inspires their curiosity, and fires up their intellect, teachers can use hip-hop education to help students better take in information and think critically about concepts, inside and outside the classroom. This must-have resource: (1) Presents the what, why, and how of using…
Descriptors: Music, Teaching Methods, Social Emotional Learning, Critical Thinking
Hancock, Lee – Free Spirit Publishing, 2022
Many believe that talent is inherent--a person either has it or doesn't. But research shows that a student's environment is a critical determinant for developing talents. In "Talent Zones," Dr. Lee Hancock redefines talent so that parents, teachers, and coaches of kids can create environments rich in opportunities for all kids to boost…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Environmental Influences, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Creativity
Kircher-Morris, Emily – Free Spirit Publishing, 2021
Twice-exceptional (2e) learners have often been misunderstood, disciplined, unchallenged, and left behind. Even as awareness of 2e students has grown, educators are still in need of practical tools to recognize and support their twice-exceptional students. This book answers that need, providing teachers with accessible information about…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, Student Needs, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Lawson Davis, Joy, Ed.; Douglas, Deb, Ed. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2021
In gifted education, an important and contentious issue that has yet to be sufficiently addressed is the systemic underrepresentation of gifted students who have been discriminated against in school-based gifted and advanced learner programs because of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Disproportionate Representation, Racial Bias
Peterson, Jean Sunde; Peters, Daniel B. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2021
Many bright and gifted kids do not feel understood or supported. For adults wanting to change that, "Bright, Complex Kids" provides guidance for gaining entrance to their internal world. This practical and easy-to-use field guide includes ideas for how and why to: (1) listen and respond; (2) self-monitor adult biases; (3) avoid…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Child Development, Interpersonal Competence, Bias
Drew, Naomi – Free Spirit Publishing, 2021
Kids learn better and feel better about themselves in an atmosphere of safety and respect. This book shows you how to help students in grades three through six: (1) Foster kindness, compassion, and empathy; (2) Manage anger; (3) Prevent conflict; (4) Respond to conflict; (5) Address name-calling and teasing; (6) Deal with bullying; and (7) Accept…
Descriptors: School Culture, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Drapeau, Patti – Free Spirit Publishing, 2020
Student engagement continues to be an important goal for teachers, but it shouldn't end there. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching anymore. School districts that have begun to shift their focus from engaging students to empowering them, and from differentiation to personalized learning, have seen a rise in test scores, motivation,…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Learner Engagement, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design
Filio, Stephanie – Free Spirit Publishing, 2020
"Responding to Student Trauma" is an urgent addition to current trauma response practices. Written by a middle school counselor, this easy-to-follow book provides a framework for understanding and responding to the needs of students experiencing trauma. With many schools lacking adequate staff for supporting student mental health, this…
Descriptors: Trauma, Student Needs, Crisis Management, Planning
Amirault, Chris; Snyder, Christine – Free Spirit Publishing, 2020
Conflicts are inevitable, often hard to navigate, and can quickly multiply and become unmanageable. And resolving conflict requires self-reflection, understanding, and vulnerability. But knowing how to tackle difficult conversations will strengthen relationships, create a more equitable community, and improve the impact educators have on the young…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teamwork
Erwin, Jonathan C. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2019
Research shows that a socially-emotionally supportive setting is the solution to increasing student achievement. "The SEL Solution" helps students and adults master critical social-emotional skills, encourages student leadership, provides effective and compassionate behavior management strategies, and increases student success. Based on…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Strategies
Heacox, Diane; Cash, Richard M. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2019
With increasing numbers of students receiving gifted services every year, it is more important than ever to make certain we are meeting their unique learning needs in the classroom. Differentiated instruction for these learners must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice--it must truly challenge and support learners…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Individualized Instruction, English Language Learners, Autism
Webb, Ezra – Free Spirit Publishing, 2019
If learning is a motor, student engagement is the key. But when teaching students with ADHD and other attention challenges, sometimes even the most finely tuned classroom can sputter. "Teach for Attention!" is your tool belt of teaching strategies for students with ADHD, low self-confidence, distraction, and other attention challenges.…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Teaching Methods, Self Esteem, Classroom Techniques
Ritchotte, Jennifer; Lee, Chin-Wen; Graefe, Amy – Free Spirit Publishing, 2019
The underrepresentation of students from historically marginalized populations--including English language learners, twice-exceptional students, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and economically disadvantaged students--in our gifted programs and services continues to be a critical issue in education. The importance of a caring and…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, English Language Learners, Gifted Disabled, Cultural Differences
Alice Woodrow; Elizabeth Whitten; Kelli J. Esteves – Free Spirit Publishing, 2019
This practical, ready-to-use resource gives teachers and administrators the tools to successfully implement RTI or strengthen an existing program to target students' specific needs. Response to Intervention allows educators to assess and meet the needs of struggling students before they have fallen too far behind. Three expert authors explore this…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Multi Tiered Systems of Support
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