Author Archives: fspguestblogger

Guest Post: The End-of-the-Calendar-Year Doldrums

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know It happens to the best of us. Both students and teachers begin to smell winter break—the first solid time away from school for everyone—from about … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Human Rights Day: A Call to Action

By Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., author of The Complete Guide to Service Learning Human Rights Day on December 10 calls us to pay attention to conditions and concerns facing children and their families around the world. In particular this year, … Continue reading

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Kids Being Kids (i.e., Awesome)

By Eric Braun Kids today, right? With their Minecraft and their constant singing of the Frozen soundtrack. Actually, if you’re reading this blog, you know kids are awesome. Here are a few examples to brighten your week. That’s Some Cabbage … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Take Part in National Family Volunteer Day

By Jenny Friedman, Ph.D., and Jolene Roehlkepartain, authors of Doing Good Together On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, families across the country volunteer in ways that are meaningful and make a difference. This year, National Family Volunteer Day is November 22. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Help Students Write Personal Statements for College Applications

By Ann Camacho, editor of  Bookmarked, a collection of teen essays The big question that so many of my students ask me at this time of year is “How do I write a personal statement that will assure me entrance to … Continue reading

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