Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

On Being a Teacher and an Ally

By Molly Breen Parents and educators have long grappled with whether and how to address difficult subjects with young children. Common concerns include age-appropriateness and a worry of overwhelming children with adult concerns. But truthfully, kids will pick up on … Continue reading

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Minute Meetings for Reaching Every Student

By Stephanie Filio Raise your hand if you will be teaching school digitally. Raise your hand if you will be teaching students on a hybrid or elective schedule. Raise your hand if you will be teaching 100 percent of students … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Four Unique Alphabet Books!

This month we’re giving away four beautiful picture books that teach social and emotional skills with the ABCs. One lucky reader will win: Y Is for Yet: A Growth Mindset Alphabet From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to … Continue reading

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Returning to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Some Factors to Consider

By Andrew Hawk I can remember when back-to-school planning consisted of hours of discussing how to best prepare students to pass state standardized tests. At the time, the planning process felt impossible. For several years, “annual yearly progress” seemed to … Continue reading

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How Educators Can Respond to Negative Comments About Returning to School

By Stephanie Filio My city is voting tonight on face-to-face versus virtual classes for the fall, and it has gotten me very inspired. People are passionate, concerned, and very vocal on all sides. Is every school district across the United … Continue reading

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