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Making the Most of the End of the School Year

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day For most teachers, the school year is a whole lot of teaching lessons with some fun sprinkled in. But at the very end of the … Continue reading

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How to Work With a Paraprofessional in Your Classroom

By Andrew Hawk Like many other former paraprofessionals, I was motivated to go on to become a teacher because of the time I spent in that role. Also referred to as teaching assistants, teacher’s aides, or instructional assistants, paraprofessionals have … 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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Make Many Glorious Mistakes This Year!

By Shannon Anderson, author of Penelope Perfect: A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild If you’re a teacher, you know that establishing a culture of kindness and courage from the get-go is SOOO important. When I kick off my first week … Continue reading

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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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