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13 Fun Ideas to Make Virtual Learning Special for Your Students

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day Virtual learning isn’t what you signed up for when you earned your teaching degree, is it? This year is a record holder for how many times … Continue reading

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Using Stories to Teach SEL During Distance Learning

By Kimberly Feltes Taylor and Eric Braun, coauthors of How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes As the pandemic stretches on, and as many of us work from home and many of our students learn from home, the isolation … Continue reading

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Purposeful Play: Connecting Play and Learning in Preschool

By Molly Breen “Play is serious learning,” quipped Fred Rogers famously. Vivian Gussin Paley devoted a lifetime of teaching and writing to the power of play, describing play as the work of childhood in recognition of its central role in … Continue reading

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#DiverseBooks: African American Voices in Children’s Literature

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books. Organizations like We Need Diverse Books and online movements such as #OwnVoices underscore this need. According to statistics from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., and Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.

The staff at Free Spirit is privileged to work with many amazing authors. We will be sharing more author spotlights with you, and hope you enjoy learning about these writers who are dedicated to helping kids succeed. The following spotlight … Continue reading

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