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Winter Holidays: Learning About Differences Can Lead to Common Ground

By Allison Wedell Schumacher When I was in sixth grade, my teacher had us read Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” which remains to this day one of my favorites. It was one of my first … Continue reading

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Is It Winter Break Yet?

By Shannon Anderson, author of Coasting Casey Transforming our classrooms into winter wonderlands for the month of December spreads good cheer and sets the mood for the upcoming holiday festivities. It can also spark the onset of so much excitement … Continue reading

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3 Inexpensive Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer to Teachers and School Staff

Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. This post was originally published December 12, 2013. Looking for a festive way to celebrate teachers and staff at your school? Here are a few … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

December is flying by, and before we know it 2015 will be upon us. The entire staff at Free Spirit Publishing is heading home for their winter holidays. We will be spending time with our families, walking our dogs, and playing … Continue reading

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After the Holiday: How to Recharge for the Coming Year

By Mary Stennes Wilbourn and Anastasia Scott We asked Free Spirit authors to tell us how they use the holiday break to recharge and share relaxation tips for teachers. Below are their plans and advice for a rejuvenating winter break. … Continue reading

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