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8 Ways to Help Teens Take Local Action on Global Youth Representation Issues

This post was originally published January 22, 2018. Adapted from The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. Teens are more civically engaged than ever, according … 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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5 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Grief

By Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., author of When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Updated 3rd Edition) These are incredibly unsettling, complicated times for us all. COVID-19 has overwhelmed us with fear, isolation, and grief, … Continue reading

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The Golden Hour: Dear Class of 2020

By Barbara Gruener I’d never even heard the phrase the golden hour until I entered that second-grade classroom in early March for a mindfulness visit and my student jumped up, blurting out, “Yay, it’s time for my golden hour!” Before … 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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