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Enter to Win the Our Emotions and Behavior Series!

This month, we’re giving away all 12 books in the Our Emotions and Behavior series. The books include stories that help children understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how children can get better at managing them both. A special … Continue reading

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The Upside to Conflicts in Middle School

By Stephanie Filio I’m sitting at a busy lunch table full of sixth graders. There is energy you can’t put your finger on and a deafening hum that continues from the first lunch all the way to the last. All … Continue reading

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How to Motivate Students with Effective Praise

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Motivating students can be a challenging part of the work we do in schools. Kids often report not liking school, and when asked what they do enjoy, they often answer with video games or some … Continue reading

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First Semester Goals Check-In: Assess the Effectiveness of Your Classroom Procedures

By Andrew Hawk For most schools in the United States, winter break marks the halfway point of the school year. This is a good time for teachers to step back and examine the success of their classrooms. My school system … Continue reading

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To New Beginnings

As we jump into 2019, the bloggers at Free Spirit want to thank you for sharing time with us this year. Looking ahead, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions for blog posts in 2019. What topics do you want to … Continue reading

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