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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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Oops! Even Teachers Make Mistakes

By Otis Kriegel, author of Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) You did it. You made a mistake. Teachers are surprisingly human. We are not perfect. Of course we make mistakes. … Continue reading

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Being Flexible with Flex Classroom Seating

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey: A Tale of Busting Boredom in School Thinking about using flex seating for your classroom? I’m a huge fan. That being said, I’ve learned over the years that not all students do well … Continue reading

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