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11 Creative Thinking Prompts to Build Classroom Community

Adapted from Creative Thinking In a Jar® We’re a few weeks into the school year, and before you get sucked into DEVOLSON (the dark, evil vortex of late September, October, and November), recapture some of that new school year sparkle! … Continue reading

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Enter for a Chance to Win English-Spanish Bilingual Books from the Learning About Me & You Series!

This month we are giving away the first four English-Spanish bilingual books from the Learning About Me & You series. These charming board books guide toddlers and preschoolers in developing early social skills. One lucky reader will win: I Belong … Continue reading

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The Importance of Intersectionality in Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: We Are More Than You Think We Are

By Joy Lawson Davis, Ed.D., coeditor of Empowering Underrepresented Gifted Students As educators working with gifted students, we have to be as cognizant of our students’ affective needs as we are of their intellectual and academic needs. We realize that … Continue reading

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11 Great Minds in STEAM to Get Students Excited About Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

Adapted from STEAM In a Jar® Experiments, Activities, and Trivia for Your Classroom Your students are probably already familiar with some famous names in STEAM, like Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Edison, and John Coltrane. But … Continue reading

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Wishes and Thanks on Labor Day

The Free Spirit Publishing staff is taking a long weekend in honor of Labor Day, and we hope that you find time during this end-of-summer break to relax and recharge, especially as we head into the new school year. We’ll … Continue reading

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