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Imagination Is a Superpower! Drawing Prompts to Boost Creativity and Visual Thinking Skills

By Susan Daniels, Ph.D., author of Visual Learning and Teaching: An Essential Guide for Educators K–8 Young children exude imagination and often make up imaginary characters that have imaginary conversations in imaginary worlds. Imagination comes naturally to children. While imagination … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Help Students Manage Their Emotions: A Q&A from Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes

By Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes, coauthors of Dream Up Now™: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Integrating art and creative projects into your classroom curriculum is a great way to help students gain self-awareness of their emotions, discover safe … Continue reading

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Nurturing Everyday Creativity in Children

By Susan Daniels, Ph.D., author of Visual Learning and Teaching: An Essential Guide for Educators K–8 This post was originally published February 14, 2019, and was updated in June 2021. Speaking at a conference recently, I gave a talk on … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Help Teens Manage Difficult Emotions

By Rayne Lacko and Lesley Holmes, coauthors of Dream Up Now: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery Young people have never had more forms of communication and media for expressing feelings, rates of helplessness, anxiety, and depression. Teens are struggling … Continue reading

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Top 19 Posts of 2019

Before we jump into a new year of fantastic advice on the Free Spirit Publishing blog, let’s celebrate the top posts from 2019! We rounded up our most popular posts this year for your (re)reading pleasure. Got a favorite we … Continue reading

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