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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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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).

Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides

In this webinar, the authors of Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps show how easy it is to leverage movement as a learning tool, providing proven solutions for the classroom, the playground, and at home for children, birth to 7 years.

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 / $48.73
Teach and reinforce self-regulation concepts and strategies with these colorful posters.

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.

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?

Icebreakers In a Jar®

$9.99
Quirky questions to practice social skills.

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

$58.78
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.

A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How Movement Prepares the Brain to Think

In this comprehensive workshop, child development and movement authority Gill Connell and her coauthor Cheryl McCarthy explain the inseparable, learning relationship between the body and the brain while revealing the natural, common sense truths behind why kids do what they do and how kids learn how to learn.

Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps

$34.99 / $48.98
Foster learning through movement with step-by-step activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary-age children.

Managing Phases of Teacher Growth in the Midst of Instructional Change: Learn, Practice, Share, and Model

In this unique webinar, Sandra Heidemann, M.S., and Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed., share helpful exercises for teachers reflecting on the teaching journey at each phase. In addition, they examine emotional reactions, explore dilemmas arising from integrating the new with the old, and identify opportunities for shared learning with peers.

The Hands-On Guide to School Improvement

$24.99
Create meaningful change and improvement in schools with this real-world guide from an experienced principal.

A Leader’s Guide to Every Vote Matters

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