Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

Choose Your Own Professional Development Adventure

If you have professional learning on your mind this summer, we’ve compiled a bunch of Free Spirit resources in one place. Join us for a choose your own PD adventure! Start your journey at Grab your PD adventure board. … Continue reading

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Win Books That Promote Acceptance and Inclusivity!

In honor of Pride Month we are giving away eight books that promote acceptance and inclusivity. One lucky reader will win: Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns … Continue reading

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On Memorial Day

Wherever this Memorial Day finds you, we wish you gorgeous sunny weather. However you celebrate Memorial Day this year, may your day be relaxing and reflective. If you do find yourself stuck inside, though, take an hour to watch one … Continue reading

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Nature-Based Play and Outdoor Learning for Mental Well-Being

By Molly Breen Nature-based play is not a new thing. We know that getting kids outside for open-ended play and exploration is good for physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Environmental inequality is not a new thing either. Depending on where … Continue reading

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8 Ways School Leaders Can Manage Their Mental Health

By Andrew Hawk When a person is in charge, it is easy to get so caught up in taking care of everyone else that they might forget to take care of themself. School leaders need to be especially aware of … Continue reading

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