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Visual Journaling with Kids

By Susan Daniels, Ph.D., author of Visual Learning and Teaching: An Essential Guide for Educators K–8 Visual journaling with kids is a favorite enrichment activity—personally and academically. I’ve taught every grade level from kindergarten to eighth and have used visual … Continue reading

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Writing from—and to—the Heart: Middle School Writing that Matters

By Jim Delisle Ph.D., coauthor of Building Strong Writers in Middle School As students transition from their early years of schooling to young adolescence, a rush of new emotions and thoughts leads many of them into a period of exploration and … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Use the Character in Sports Jar

By Eric Braun Free Spirit’s Character in Sports jar includes three kinds of cards: “Words of Character” cards have quotes about character by athletes; “Make a Difference” cards give ideas for building and showing your good character; and “Great Character” … Continue reading

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Challenge Your Students to Do NaNoWriMo

By Eric Braun November has started, but it is not too late to get kids involved in an interesting writing project. If a novel is too ambitious, a novella or a couple of short stories can spur the creative juices. Have … Continue reading

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Using Sports to Inspire Learning

By Brad Herzog, author of the Count on Me: Sports series With March Madness about to descend on America’s cultural consciousness and baseball’s Opening Day just around the corner, many young students are going to have sports on the brain. … Continue reading

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