Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

How Principals Can Help Teachers Avoid Burnout

By Andrew Hawk Teacher burnout is a phenomenon that negatively affects teacher performance and in turn negatively affects student performance. Having just completed my 20th year as an educator, when I reflect back on my career up to this point, … Continue reading

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Empowering Children Through Active Listening

By Molly Breen Our days spent with young children can often be a bit of an emotional roller coaster: high highs and low lows. Part of our daily work as educators is to provide stabilizing skills and coping that help … Continue reading

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Personal and Professional Summer To-Do’s for Educators

By Stephanie Filio The daylight is hanging around longer, the bunnies are full grown, and the air is warm like a blanket. Summertime is the season of restoration for we educators. We give to our students and families our all … Continue reading

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Boost SEL with Summertime Reading BINGO

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning Reading together is fun all year round, but summer is a great time to discover new favorites and add a creative twist. Summertime SEL (social and … Continue reading

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Join the Free Spirit Advisory Council of Educators

Free Spirit is seeking early childhood educators and K–12 classroom teachers to join our Advisory Council of Educators. The advisory council provides valuable feedback to help make our books and other products even more beneficial for children and teens. Council … Continue reading

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