Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

Reducing Student Anxiety in the Midst of COVID-19

By Stephanie Filio What. In. The. World. Coronavirus? A pandemic?! Every day I am getting closer and closer to being able to begin to process what is going on, but it is certainly slow going. First, there is my baseline: … Continue reading

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Providing a School Counseling Practice from Home

By Stephanie Filio In the shocking midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are left wondering what life might be like interacting with the rest of society from a distance. Health concerns aside, in our hyperconnected way of life, it is … Continue reading

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Words for the Absolutely Incredible Kid in Your Life

By Allison Amy Wedell As someone who makes her living by writing, one of my favorite sayings is, “Words mean things.” That’s a rather glib way to convey the immense power of words, whether written or spoken. Words have the … Continue reading

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How School Principals Can Respond to the Coronavirus

By Andrew Hawk In my career as an educator, I have experienced medical scares including bird flu, swine flu, SARS, and Ebola. The area in which I taught was hit hard by the bird flu during the 2009–2010 school year. … Continue reading

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Grow Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

By Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D. From the time their babies are born until they establish themselves as adults, many parents are at least a little concerned with how intelligent their children will be. (I know I sure am!) While it … Continue reading

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