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Tips for Teachers Transitioning to a New Grade Level

By Andrew Hawk As school populations shift and change after each school year, principals must make key decisions on how to arrange their staffs/members into grade levels. In some cases, this will leave teachers shifting grade levels or subjects. During … Continue reading

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Enter to Win the How Rude!® Book, Jar, and Poster Set!

This month we’re thrilled to give away the How Rude!® book, jar, and poster set. Humorous and helpful, these versatile tools teach tweens and teens how to use manners to gain respect, feel good about themselves, and enjoy life to … Continue reading

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It’s Contagious! The Power of Positive Peer Pressure

By Stephanie Filio This year I said goodbye to a group of students whom I had rolled with for three years. They are moving on to high school, leaving middle school with excited trepidation, basic knowledge about graduation requirements, academic … Continue reading

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Universal Design for Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom

By Molly Breen Do you ever come across a classroom practice or schoolwide philosophy that resonates with you so completely that it’s as clear as a bell? And maybe you even think, Why isn’t everyone doing this?! While researching the … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

Tomorrow marks Independence Day, and the Free Spirit staff will leave the office in favor of picnics, wonderful weather (fingers crossed!), and good fun. We hope your Independence Day is filled with delicious food, good company, and fun parades. If … Continue reading

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