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8 Ways Principals Can Support Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Andrew Hawk At my school, we are nearing the end of our third full week of school. Approximately one-eighth of my students elected to participate in school as virtual learners at home. The rest returned to an atmosphere that … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Student Voice

By Stephanie Filio Young people have long struggled with their place in the world. Each generation finds a new atmosphere of experiential learning and growing worldviews in adolescence. As children shed their parents’ perspectives, they establish their own values and … Continue reading

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How Principals Can Help Teachers Avoid Burnout

By Andrew Hawk Teacher burnout is a phenomenon that negatively affects teacher performance and in turn negatively affects student performance. Having just completed my 20th year as an educator, when I reflect back on my career up to this point, … Continue reading

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Join the Free Spirit Advisory Council of Educators

Free Spirit is seeking early childhood educators and K–12 classroom teachers to join our Advisory Council of Educators. The advisory council provides valuable feedback to help make our books and other products even more beneficial for children and teens. Council … Continue reading

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How to Work With a Paraprofessional in Your Classroom

By Andrew Hawk Like many other former paraprofessionals, I was motivated to go on to become a teacher because of the time I spent in that role. Also referred to as teaching assistants, teacher’s aides, or instructional assistants, paraprofessionals have … Continue reading

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