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Heading to Middle School: It’s Going to Be Okay

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW Note: While it’s uncertain what the next school year will look like, soon-to-be middle schoolers are still making the transition to a new environment. Whether students are in the classroom or learning from home, the … Continue reading

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Helping New Middle Schoolers Make the Big Leap

By Stephanie Filio Change requires transition—between grade levels, habits, jobs—and, though often difficult, ultimately leads us to grow and progress in life. During this COVID-19 pandemic, much of our world is transitioning from a carefree communal life to anxious isolation. … Continue reading

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Providing a School Counseling Practice from Home

By Stephanie Filio In the shocking midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are left wondering what life might be like interacting with the rest of society from a distance. Health concerns aside, in our hyperconnected way of life, it is … Continue reading

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Help Students Develop Mini-Habits for Social Emotional Learning

By Stephanie Filio What is social and emotional learning (SEL)? Let’s break it down. Social constructs are the norms we adhere to as we interact with people every day. We interact by waving hello, making eye contact in a meeting, … 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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