Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

Enter for a Chance to Win Four Books for Teens!

This month we are giving away four books that help teens explore emotions, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world. One lucky reader will win Simple Acts (hot off the press!), Dream Up Now!, Slaying Digital Dragons, and The … Continue reading

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9 Fun Ideas for Welcoming Students Back to School and Getting Them Excited to Learn

By Andrew Hawk I hope all of you have been enjoying a relaxing summer. Before I had children of my own, I used to think summers passed more slowly than the rest of the year. There was always less to … Continue reading

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9 Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the New School Year

By Andrew Hawk Even though students head home for the summer, at the majority of schools across the United States, the behind-the-scenes work of running a school never really stops. Sure, things slow down a little, but the gears keep … Continue reading

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3 Ideas to Get Young Children Learning About and Playing with Food

By Molly Breen In early childhood education, we practitioners are very familiar with the importance of play—in all its many iterations. Play is social, connected, creative, and open-ended. It requires critical thinking and problem-solving, and it both signals and encourages … Continue reading

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4 Ideas to Encourage Learning and Growth Mindset Thinking This Summer

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day The warmer months are filled with new things growing in nature, time off from school to pursue interests, and opportunities for camps, classes, sports, and … Continue reading

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