Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

13 Books to Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with these favorites from Free Spirit! Jayden’s Impossible Garden “A fantastic pick for Earth Day and beyond.”—Booklist, Starred Review Amidst all the buildings, people, and traffic in his neighborhood, Jayden sees nature everywhere: the squirrels scrounging, the … Continue reading

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How to Mentor New Teachers During COVID-19

By Andrew Hawk Teachers who are new to the field rely on mentor teachers to help them tread water during their first couple of years of teaching. Some states go so far as to train and compensate veteran teachers to … Continue reading

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Professional Development in Early Childhood Education: Combating Burnout During the Pandemic

By Molly Breen The weight and strain of the pandemic has stretched most of us beyond what we thought was our limit. We have bowed and bent; we’ve pivoted until we’ve worn out the soles of our shoes. We may … Continue reading

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6 Ways Educators Can Create Safe Spaces for Students of Color

By Isaiah Moore I first noticed it in retrospect. In my second year of college, while writing a proposal to my city advocating for better youth programming as a strategy to thwart teenage homicide, I thought about the variables that allowed me … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal! Take a First Look at Must-Have Books for Fall

When our Free Spirit authors aren’t writing for our blog, they’re busy writing books! Today we’re revealing our newest titles coming out this fall. Which one(s) are you most anticipating? Tell us in the comments! Children’s Books First up is … Continue reading

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