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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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Help Kids Build Confidence and Manage Self-Doubt

By Stephanie Filio I have never been coordinated beyond a slow walk particularly athletic, so naturally, I always hated PE class. In middle school, my hatred was at its peak. Every day, I entered the gym with my signature modus … Continue reading

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Guided Group Discussion to Help Gifted Teens Develop Healthy Relationships

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., author of Get Gifted Students Talking: 76 Ready-to-Use Group Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More (Grades 6–12) “Being known” offered protection for many participants in a national study of bullying of and by gifted … Continue reading

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Build a School Culture That Includes Everyone

By Stephanie Filio Building an inclusive culture means creating an environment where all participants feel welcome and safe to be themselves. These climates foster engagement, creativity, and productivity through collaboration, because all people can feel their value in the larger … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned with My Students This Year

By Stephanie Filio So much happens within a school year for educators that I think we process each detail all summer. What have I learned from my students this year? The Short There is never enough time. Students are incredibly … Continue reading

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