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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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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.

The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners

$39.99
Empower gifted learners to take charge of their education.

The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners PLC/Book Study Guide

Facilitate a book study or learning experience for a professional learning community (PLC) with this free professional development resource for The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners.

A Leader’s Guide to Everyday Feelings

Help young readers get the most out of the Everyday Feelings series.

Making Differentiation a Habit

$39.99
Updated edition of a popular resource helps teachers seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routine.

Making Differentiation a Habit PLC/Book Study Guide

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

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.

The Balanced Teacher Path

$19.99
Award-winning teacher offers advice on achieving work-life balance and employing self-care techniques to avoid burnout.

Advancing Differentiation

$39.99
Powerful strategies that will transform the way you teach and the way your students learn.

Self-Regulation in the Classroom Poster Set

$24.99 / $55.23
Teach and reinforce self-regulation concepts and strategies with these colorful posters.

How Rude!® Poster Set

$19.99 / $37.38
Humorous and helpful, these posters highlighting Alex J. Packer’s etiquette basics will appeal to teens and adults alike. Save 15% when you buy the book along with the poster set.

Advancing Differentiation PLC/Book Study Guide

Facilitate a book study or learning experience for a professional learning community (PLC) with this free professional development resource for Advancing Differentiation.

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.

Catching Happiness: How to Work Through Burnout and Be a Joy-Filled Teacher

In this webinar, award-winning teacher, motivational speaker, and author Justin Ashley addresses the whole teacher: You and your bank account. Your health. Your social network. How can you be a better teacher . . . and a better parent, spouse, and friend?

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.

Emotional Intelligence in ELA and Social Studies: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into the Curriculum in Ways that Satisfy State Standards

In this webinar, Jonathan Erwin, M.A., provides a research-based rationale for teaching social-emotional learning (SEL), shares lessons that teach specific SEL skills, and shows how you can use SEL content to satisfy state standards.

Strategies Set for Teaching 2e Kids

$71.38
Great together for working with twice exceptional (2e) students.

Recognizing and Successfully Teaching Twice-Exceptional Students

In this webinar, Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Lisa M. Kiss, M.Ed., describe how to identify twice-exceptional (2e) students—students who are gifted and have another learning difference—and how to meet their academic and social-emotional needs in any classroom.

Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps

$34.99 / $59.48
Foster learning through movement with step-by-step activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-age children.

A Leader’s Guide to Every Vote Matters

Help young readers get the most out of Every Vote Matters.
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