Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

Enter to Win the Learning About Me & You Series!

This month we are giving away the first seven books in the Learning About Me & You series. These books support toddlers and young preschoolers in developing self-awareness and social awareness. One lucky reader will win: I Belong I Feel … Continue reading

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Helping Children Adjust to Big Changes

By Allison Amy Wedell In late summer 2015, I lost a job I thought I would retire from. I had been there 11 years and was the primary breadwinner for our family—no small feat in an expensive city like Seattle. … Continue reading

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Helping Children Practice Empathy

By Molly Breen Every day we engage in activities that require an assumed social contract or boundary: we stop (mostly) at stop signs, we wait in line at the supermarket, we allow people to walk out of the door before … Continue reading

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Lessons and Observations from My First Month as School Principal

By Andrew Hawk I have told many people (and I wrote in a previous blog post) that the first year of teaching is the best and worst year of a teacher’s life. Now that I am several weeks into my … Continue reading

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Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Middle School

By Stephanie Filio As educators, we believe that the educational environment should be inclusive and welcoming to all students. We can celebrate vibrant cultures, recognize boundless gender roles, and identify shifting home lives. But the more we evolve, the more … Continue reading

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