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Grow Through What You Go Through

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day Learning to navigate through the last several months has been challenging for most adults. Imagine the thoughts going through the minds of kids. Life is … 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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The Power of YET: 40+ Songs for Supporting a Growth Mindset

Music can have a powerful effect on the brain, and so can one’s mindset. Growth mindset is the belief that one’s abilities, talents, and skills can be improved through education and hard work. In this post, we’re combining music and … Continue reading

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How to Foster Growth Mindset in Trauma-Informed Classrooms

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW I can clearly recall being in elementary school and having intense jealousy over my art teacher’s scissor skills. Project after project, I would marvel at how she wielded the pair of large “teacher-sized” shears and … Continue reading

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Ten Strategies for Developing a Growth Mindset in Gifted Students

How exactly do you help students switch mindsets? Here are some strategies that have proven effective for helping them make this transition. Help students recognize their strengths and their weaknesses. Show them how to use their strengths to develop their … Continue reading

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