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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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Don’t Miss the Moments: Slow Down and Take Time to Listen, Laugh, and Learn with Your Children

By Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D. If you were to make a list of everything you wanted to complete this week, it would likely be much longer than you anticipate. The cold, hard fact is that life can be one busy … Continue reading

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Enter to Win the Kids Can Cope Series!

This month we are giving away the first four books in the Kids Can Cope series. These books offer kids a wide range of practical strategies they can use to cope with difficult feelings and situations. One lucky reader will … Continue reading

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Educators: What Keeps You Going?

Teaching and working with students can be rewarding—and exhausting. So we asked the Free Spirit Advisory Council for their best piece of advice about what keeps them going as educators. Here are their responses: “Reminding myself that things don’t have … Continue reading

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3 Technology Tools to Enhance Your School Counseling Lessons

By Danielle Schultz It can be challenging to come up with engaging school counseling lessons that draw in students. One way to pique their interest and enhance engagement is to add a technology component to your lessons. Here are three … Continue reading

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