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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
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
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
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
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
Cooley, Myles L. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2018
Covering topics including PTSD, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and many others, this accessible, ready-to-use reference explains how each disorder or difficulty might be exhibited in the classroom and offers straightforward suggestions for what to do (and what not to do). Using clear, jargon-free language, the book helps all…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression (Psychology), Autism
Brulles, Dina; Brown, Karen L. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2018
Grouping learners purposefully throughout the school day based on their needs and the curriculum remains the single best way to differentiate instruction. This guide will help teachers expertly use flexible grouping and differentiation strategies to respond to students' diverse learning needs, abilities, and interests. Included are methods for…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Student Needs, Individualized Instruction, Planning
Daniels, Susan – Free Spirit Publishing, 2018
Emojis . . . avatars . . . icons . . . Our world is becoming increasingly reliant on visual communication. Yet our classrooms still heavily focus on traditional oral and written instruction. In this first-of-its-kind resource, Dr. Susan Daniels channels over twenty years of research and experience into a comprehensive guide of visual learning…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Teaching Methods, Visual Literacy, Interaction
Borba, Michele – Free Spirit Publishing, 2018
Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, "End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy" utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying. The book includes guidelines for implementing strategies, collecting data, training staff,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Empathy, Intervention
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