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Free Spirit Professional® resources are designed to help you and your students make the most of the school day. Covering topics such as social and emotional development, school climate, differentiation, RTI, PBIS, leadership, service learning, gifted education, special needs, mental health, and more, our expert authors provide best practices and active, hands-on learning that will lead to success in and out of the classroom for students of all ages and abilities. Many of our resources include reproducible forms, PDF presentations, and PLC/book study guides, which make them a cost-effective means of training and professional development for small groups, professional learning communities, schools, and districts.

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Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Online and in the Classroom

Critical thinking is an essential tool in today’s highly complex and confusing world. In this webinar, learn how to construct challenges that develop critical thinking throughout any content area, especially in an online platform.

Responding to Student Trauma

$24.99
An effective trauma-response framework for educators to help students during and after crises.

A Leader’s Guide to Lulu and the Hunger Monster

Help young readers get the most out of Lulu and the Hunger Monster.

A Teacher’s Guide to Jamie and Bubbie

Help young readers get the most out of Jamie and Bubbie.

A Leader’s Guide to Mindset Power

Help young readers get the most out of Mindset Power.

NEW! Mental Health Educator Resources, Elementary

$289.76
Reduce challenging behaviors and improve elementary student outcomes by increasing your skills to support students’ mental health and social emotional learning.

Mental Health Educator Resources, Secondary

$248.98
Reduce challenging behaviors and improve secondary student outcomes by increasing your skills to support students’ mental health.

How Educators Can Respond to Students Experiencing Trauma

The word “trauma” used to apply to a relatively small sector of students. Not so anymore. All students faced multiple traumas in 2020 and will continue to face them in 2021. In this edWebinar, school counselor Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma, gives an overview of how students experience trauma at four levels: self/home, school, community, and country/world.

Inspiring Student Empowerment

$42.99
A practical, comprehensive guide to help educators go beyond student engagement and differentiation to achieve student empowerment.

Inspiring Student Empowerment PLC/Book Study Guide

Use this free professional development resource to facilitate a book study or learning experience for a professional learning community (PLC) using Inspiring Student Empowerment.

Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation

In this webinar, Patti Drapeau shares practical, evidence-based practices that focus instruction on empowerment.

Mindful Classrooms Set

$274.99
This set of Mindful Classrooms™ resources is designed to be easily integrated into your school day with little-to-no prep time. Bring calm to your classroom and help kids live in the moment, de-stress, and zero in on the task at hand. 

Start Seeing and Serving Underserved Gifted Students

$42.99
Flexible tools help teachers see, understand, teach, challenge, and advocate for underserved gifted students.

Start Seeing and Serving Underserved Gifted Students PLC/Book Study Guide

Use this free professional development resource to facilitate a book study or learning experience for a professional learning community (PLC) using Start Seeing and Serving Underserved Gifted Students.

Differentiation for Gifted Learners

$42.99
Increase rigor and depth for all advanced and gifted learners to fulfill their potential.

Differentiation for Gifted Learners PLC/Book Study Guide

Use this free professional development resource to facilitate a book study or learning experience for a professional learning community (PLC) using Differentiation for Gifted Learners.

Get Gifted Students Talking

$42.99
This practical resource helps teachers, counselors, and youth leaders bring gifted students together to talk face-to-face about important issues in their lives.

A Leader’s Guide to The Struggle to Be Strong

$27.99
Activities, exercises, and questions invite teens to go deeper into the stories and issues of the updated edition of The Struggle to Be Strong.

The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model

$42.99
Definitive resource for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping, fully revised and expanded.

Cluster Grouping Handbook Handbook PLC/Book Study Guide

Use this free professional development resource to facilitate a book study or learning experience for a professional learning community (PLC) using The Cluster Grouping Handbook.
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