Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

#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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How to Establish a Caring Process for Mandated Reporting

By Stephanie Filio It is 3:55, and the release bell rings at 4:00. Everyone is happy, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the counselor’s office has been quiet for about 15 minutes. The end of … Continue reading

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Enter to win A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re giving away A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator by Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., to five lucky readers! This indispensable resource provides strategies for recognizing, understanding, and helping … Continue reading

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Ideas for End-of-the-School-Year Celebrations

By Andrew Hawk It’s hard to believe, but another school year is nearing its conclusion. The weather is finally turning warm again after what was a brutal winter in many states. Practices for warm weather sports have resumed. This time … Continue reading

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Un-Cliqueing the Preschool Clique

By Molly Breen Say the word clique, and it generally conjures a not-so-favorable image of “mean girls” (or boys, or kids) in the throes of middle school identity woes. It may surprise you to know that clique power dynamics emerge … Continue reading

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