Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

Keep It Local: How to Find Support for Teaching and Learning in Your Community

By Molly Breen I like to fly fish. I love standing in a stream or river, casting and mending my line over and over in a dance with the drift and my fly . . . and hopefully a trout! … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Living on the Veg and Go Green!

This month, five lucky readers will win: Living on the Veg: A kids’ guide to life without meat Go Green! Join the green team and learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle! With colorful illustrations and easily digestible information, these … Continue reading

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13 (More) Classroom Warm-Ups for the Beginning of the School Year

Adapted from Classroom Warm-Ups In a Jar ® As a new school year approaches, you might be looking for some quick and meaningful activities to get kids back into the classroom routine. Kick off the first few weeks of school … Continue reading

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Summer To-Dos for First Year-Teachers

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know This post was originally published on July 16, 2014. When I think back to the summer before my first year of teaching, I remember a … Continue reading

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Risky Play in Early Childhood Education

By Molly Breen If you are, perhaps, a mid-millennial or older and grew up in the United States, you likely spent your summers in some amount of unsupervised play. Some of us even remember having a family rule to “come … Continue reading

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