Author Archives: Free Spirit Publishing

The Texting Principal

By Susan Stone Kessler, Ed.D., coauthor of The Principal’s Survival Guide. This post was originally published March 16, 2015 As a principal of a large high school, I needed to figure out how I would develop connections with my students … Continue reading

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Using Micro-Affirmations with Students

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW A few years ago, I worked with a student who used a nickname, and I assumed that she liked this nickname. Then one day, while doing a group activity with students, the topic of “liking … Continue reading

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How Children Learn Bias

By Stephanie Filio Bias does not stem from fact, so the concept can be abstract and difficult to grasp. Bias is the manifestation of deeply rooted connections our brains have made between our experiences, things we are told, and grouped … Continue reading

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Enter to Win the Everyday Feelings Series!

This month, we’re giving away all six books in the Everyday Feelings series. This series uses humor and compassion to show children how to help others—and themselves—feel better when dealing with challenging emotions. One lucky reader will win: Feeling Angry! Feeling … Continue reading

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Tips for Nailing Your Teacher Evaluation

By Andrew Hawk The process for evaluating teachers has greatly changed in the last generation. Teachers today live in the age of accountability. My school system uses a rigorous evaluation method encompassing observations, student performance, teacher goals, and artifacts that … Continue reading

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