Author Archives: fspguestblogger

Guest Post: Boys and Bullying

By Erin Frankel, author of the Weird series Boys and bullying were a part of my childhood. During middle school, I was bullied by a boy, and I became one of thousands of children who frequently miss school to avoid … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Bullies or Best Friends? The Challenge of Interpreting Interpersonal Relationships

By Justin W. Patchin, coauthor of Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral Originally Published on the Cyberbullying Research Center Blog The other night I found myself in the proximity of a group of guys who were playing … Continue reading

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A Question for You: Are Dictionary Skills Important?

By Eric Braun I love dictionaries, and that’s why I love Dictionary Day. Every October 16, the birthday of Noah Webster, we celebrate dictionaries with big feasts and rampant commercialism. Well, maybe not in every community. But last night I … Continue reading

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Adopting a Dog Is a Win-Win-Win (Plus Bonus Wins)

By Judy Galbraith, dog-loving president and founder of Free Spirit Publishing October is American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month to help promote and increase the adoption of rescue and shelter dogs. With all of the many wonderful rescue organizations and shelters … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Universal Design for Learning and Differentiation: The Firm Foundation for RTI in Your Middle School Classroom

By Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., and Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D., coauthors of RTI in Middle School Classrooms: Proven Tools and Strategies Imagine a middle school where teachers and students delight in the diversity each student brings to the learning environment. The … Continue reading

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