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Free School Tiny-Topics! Documents

Free School Tiny Topics  new!  (with links to pages we’ve created for some of these topics below.  It’s a work in progress…soon there will be pages for each topic.)

Attention Budget

Basic Human Needs



BS Detecting / Learn to Discern


Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet by Buster Benson

Culture Shock

Dealing With Rejection

Education and Learning

Emotions: The Basics

Exploring Identity

Feelings Wheel and Mental Health Recovery

Fundamental Attribution Error

Handling Frustration

How to Watch TV


Liberatory Lexicon

(to) Judge

Managing Anger

Moral Courage

Moral Guides and DIY principles

Motivation Tips

Ownership Tiny-Manual



Resisting Influence by Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Spot the Bias


Transition Tips


Why We Forgive by Desmond Tutu

Working Through Depression

Attention Budget and Financial Budget (one document)

Computer Shortcuts Guide


Difference Between Fair Shake and a Program

Educate Yourself + CLEP

Elder Support

Free Books Programs (for incarcerated only)

Gizmos: Internet-Connected Phones

Housing Resources

LBGTQ+ Resources


National Resource Services

Pre-Release Inventory

Resources for Registrants

Sue’s Letter and Introduction to the Ownership Manual

Suggested Reading

Technology Tools – Computer and Internet

Veteran’s Page


Wonderful World of Math and Improve Your Credit Score

Writing Opportunities


SwellnessAppleTake a little time every day to become stronger emotionally!

Managing Anger

We can’t eliminate anger, but we can manage it. We can make it a useful tool instead of one that demolishes.

Handling Frustration

In order to successfully manage frustration, you need to first understand what causes it.

Dealing with Rejection

When we put ourselves in a position to be vulnerable to another person’s opinion, we risk rejection.

Working Through Depression

When we feel sad, hopeless or depressed, we often feel like we don’t have a choice in how they are experienced

Resisting Influence

A shortened version of the original which was prepared by Dr. Philip Zimbardo and Cindy X. Wang.

Motivation Tips

We cannot always be pulled or pushed. Sometimes we just want to be interested in what we’re doing!

Transition Tips

A list of tips to consider that can help you go through the transition process

Culture Shock!

To appreciate some of the cultural challenges a newly released prisoner has, consider these lifestyle differences.

Educate Yourself

Need more math skills? Concerned about your grammar? Looking to pick up more knowledge or skills?

How To Watch TV

Reflections and suggestions for Defensive TV Viewing.

UBUNTU: Building Social Fabric

At Fair Shake, we believe in the philosophy of Ubuntu, which will help to build our Social Fabric.


Beliefs have the ability to empower you, or limit you. Here you will find things to consider when choosing beliefs.

Cognitive Biases

Recognizing your personal filters! Click here to learn about Cognitive Bias.

Mark Manson

“Most of what I write is written for myself, first and foremost. I don’t share these ideas because I think I’m right and other people are wrong. I write them because I think I’m wrong, and correcting my own misjudgments on a public platform seems to help out a lot of other people in the process.”


Habits – Mark Manson

Happiness – Mark Manson

Self-Knowledge – Mark Manson