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Character Education, Leadership & Service Learning

Help students build character, discover their leadership potential, and become engaged and active citizens in the community with Free Spirit’s resources for kids, teens, and educators. Several of our titles use true stories to inspire positive character development. Our award-winning leadership materials build the skills and attitudes needed to strengthen kids’ sense of leadership and teamwork. And our varied service learning resources help you integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experiences for students of all ages.

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How to Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students

In this edWebinar, Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., and Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., talk about what emotional intelligence is and why and how you can build valuable EQ skills in your students. They review and demonstrate sample lessons and activities related to assessing students' EQ strengths, improving emotion recognition and management, exercising self-control, using assertive communication skills, and implementing effective problem-solving.

Stay Positive In a Jar®

$9.99
101 tips and strategies to help kids stay positive.

What If? In a Jar®

$9.99
101 lively what-if scenarios to spark conversation and reflection.

Zach Hangs In There

$12.99
Picture book that teaches how to persevere when things get difficult.

Teeth Are Not for Biting / Los dientes no son para morder Board Book

$8.99
In the English-Spanish bilingual edition, help prevent biting and teach little ones positive alternatives.

How Rude!® Poster Set

$19.99 / $32.98
Humorous and helpful, these posters highlighting Alex J. Packer’s etiquette basics will appeal to teens and adults alike. Save 25% when you buy the book along with the poster set.

Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School

$39.99
Practical, research-based lessons for middle school educators to teach students prosocial attitudes and behaviors to prevent bullying.

I Want to Win!

$12.99
A book about being a good sport.

I Don’t Want to Be Nice!

$12.99
A book about showing kindness.

Everyday Strategies to Build a Sustainable Culture of Kindness

In this edWebinar, Christa M. Tinari, M.A., identifies key social-emotional skills, such as emotional literacy, empathy, perspective taking, and upstander skills, that can help students (and staff) show kindness even when it’s hard to do.

How Rude!® In a Jar®

$9.99
Prompts, tips, skits, and quips about social skills, good manners, and etiquette.

Ollie Outside

$9.99 / $14.99
Ollie’s family has too much screen time! So it’s up to Ollie to show everyone how summer is about fun in the sun.

Buy the Set: Best Behavior® Bilingual Series

$43.00
Now children and adults can enjoy these beloved books in English and Spanish. Simple words and delightful full-color illustrations guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. Each book in the series, for ages four to seven, includes a special section for parents and caregivers with ideas for discussion and activities.

I’m Like You, You’re Like Me / Yo soy como tú, tú eres como yo

$11.99
Popular introduction to diversity for young children in an English-Spanish bilingual edition.

The Survival Guide for Money Smarts

$13.99
Practical advice and ideas every kid can use to set and reach responsible money goals.

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character

$10.99
Inspiring true stories from around the world of kids modeling courage, perseverance, and kindness in their communities.

Zach Makes Mistakes

$12.99
A humorous story about learning from mistakes and dealing with embarrassment.

I Like Being Me

$9.99
A delightful collection of rhyming poems that teach social skills to young children.

A Leader’s Guide to The Survival Guide for Money Smarts

Help young readers get the most out of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts.

Brain Boosters for Groups In a Jar®

$11.99
Brain-enhancing games to get teens moving and connecting.
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