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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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Summer SMART Goals for Teachers

By Andrew Hawk SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This describes the type of goals many teachers make at the beginning of a school year. These goals are tracked throughout the year, and the success … Continue reading

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8 Ways Teachers Can Learn This Summer

By Andrew Hawk For many teachers, summer is a time to relax and recharge their batteries for the next school year. It is a time to reflect on the practices of the previous school year. There are many rumors and … Continue reading

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Professional Learning That Energizes Teachers and Brings Change to the Classroom

By Diane Heacox, Ed.D, author of  Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Updated Edition) It’s time to admit that professional learning sessions that both interest and excite teachers and result in educational innovation in … Continue reading

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Becoming a Teacherpreneur: A Long and Winding Road, Part 2

By Ryan R. Goble, M.A., author of Making Curriculum Pop More ideas on how teachers can expand their careers outside the classroom. The famous Brazilian educator Paulo Freire said, “The teacher is . . . an artist, but being an … Continue reading

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