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Summer To-Dos for First Year-Teachers

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know This post was originally published on July 16, 2014. When I think back to the summer before my first year of teaching, I remember a … Continue reading

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Risky Play in Early Childhood Education

By Molly Breen If you are, perhaps, a mid-millennial or older and grew up in the United States, you likely spent your summers in some amount of unsupervised play. Some of us even remember having a family rule to “come … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

Barbecue and picnics, parades and fireworks—it’s that time of the year, and the Free Spirit staff has left the office to celebrate Independence Day! We hope your Fourth of July is filled with wonderful weather (fingers crossed!), good company, delicious … Continue reading

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If I Could Change Something About Our Schools . . .

If you could change something about our schools, what would you change? We asked the Free Spirit Advisory Council to tell us their answers to this question. Here are their responses: “If I could change something about our schools, it … Continue reading

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10 Strategies for Helping Students with ADHD Cope with Frustration

By Katherine Quie, Ph.D., L.P. As a child psychologist, I have years of experience working with children and adolescents with ADHD who struggle to cope with frustration. My therapy and testing referrals often have behaviors like: fighting skipping classes throwing … Continue reading

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