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Small Classroom Moments That Had a Big Impact

A moment doesn’t have to be big to make an impact. Sometimes, the small and quiet ones affect us the most. We asked the Free Spirit Advisory Board, “What small moments in the classroom have inspired you as an educator?” … Continue reading

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On Memorial Day

Whether picnicking, attending parades, or honoring the fallen members of our military, on this Memorial Day, you’ll find Free Spirits spending time with family and friends. We wish you sunny, gorgeous weather and hope that however you celebrate Memorial Day … Continue reading

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#DiverseBooks: African American Voices in Children’s Literature

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books. Organizations like We Need Diverse Books and online movements such as #OwnVoices underscore this need. According to statistics from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of … Continue reading

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Enter to win A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re giving away A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator by Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., to five lucky readers! This indispensable resource provides strategies for recognizing, understanding, and helping … Continue reading

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Enter the Movement, Learning, and Play Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. This month we’re giving away resources that provide strategies for incorporating learning through movement into daily activities as well as books for kids that celebrate playtime and curiosity. One lucky reader will win: I Play … Continue reading

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