Author Archives: fspguestblogger

Guest Post: Report from the International OCD Conference

By Alison Dotson, author of Being Me with OCD Two weeks ago, July 17–20, I fulfilled a dream I’ve had for several years now: I attended the 21st Annual OCD Conference, held by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). This year … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Snappy Answers to Stupid Excuses (for Parents of Gifted Kids)

By Jim Delisle, coauthor of The Gifted Teen Survival Guide When it comes to understanding and serving gifted kids, school administrators run the gamut from awful to awesome—and I’ve worked with both types. The awful ones may talk a good … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Summer Plans for New Teachers

by Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know When I think back to the summer before my first year of teaching, I remember a lot of things I did—and later wished I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Summer Drift

By Beth Baker and Char Ryan, authors of The PBIS Team Handbook Like most educators, we always enjoy our summer breaks—doing a little traveling and a lot of reading, taking some time to reflect on the past year, and preparing … Continue reading

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Why Manners Matter

A podcast from Alex Packer, etiquette guru and author of How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out. Fourth in a monthly series of podcasts from Free Spirit Publishing. Podcast transcription: Some days … Continue reading

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