Dyslexia in the Classroom

I have recently seen a rise in the amount of children with dyslexia. This is a neurological condition which can affect a person’s ability to spell, read and write; use their working memory; sequence activities; formulate receptive and expressive language; organise themselves; and process their thoughts. Around 10% of the UK population is dyslexic, and […]

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Yoga and Inclusive Movement Therapy (Course Review)

The ancient art of yoga is a ‘union’ of the mind, body and spirit. Yoga can improve self-awareness, focus, deepen relaxation and build inner strength. It can also “help balance the production of neurotransmitters in the brain and reduce stress levels” (Yogi Times). With regular practice, mastering the art of conscious breathing, inclusive movement and […]

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Feel the Music

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou Earlier this month I went to an acapella singing workshop at Beckenham Place Mansion. Surrounded by ancient woodlands, the workshop was held in a Georgian mansion bursting with culture and character. When I settled into the […]

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Colours of Autism

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt April is World Autism Awareness Month. This time every year, we celebrate and recognise the children, young people and adults across the world on the autistic spectrum (ASD). Autism is a spectrum condition […]

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Mindful Festival

I recently attended the Greenwich Yoga and Vegan festival this weekend. Thousands of yogis travelled from across London and further afield, to experience a day of yoga and meditation; relaxing treatments; delicious vegan food; experiential talks on mental health; and tantalising dance sessions, including Bollywood and Om & Bass.  With the festival’s proceeds donated to […]

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Video: Meditate at School

I recently came across a video which profiled a school that uses meditation and mindfulness to help children understand their behaviour. Mindfulness tools and adult support empowers children to self-reflect, mindfully move their bodies, self-regulate and connect with their breathing. This enables kids to think about making more informed choices, and move forward with a mindful […]

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Take 5 and Breathe

The festive season is almost over and the New Year is on the horizon. It’s a time many of us reflect upon the last 12 months, and plan ahead for a fresh start in 2018.  Celebrations and increased social interactions can create a busy and often stressful time of year for children and adults alike. To […]

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Christmas is coming 🎄

It’s that time of year when the festive season is in full swing.  Christmas can represent an exciting and fun time for children.  Many kids love to write to Father Christmas and visit Santa’s Grotto, then wait in anticipation for presents and seasonal surprises. However, the busyness, unpredictable events, social interactions and sensory overload of […]

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Mindful Grounding for Kids

In the age of digital technology, and innovative pursuits, many children are growing up today, excited to find new ways to socially interact and purchase the latest fad. However, the busyness can also be overwhelming for kids struggling to find a sense of peace and calm. Just mentally processing all the unexpected comings and goings […]

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Finding His Voice

Originally posted on Journal of Miss H:
“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.”  – Malala Yousafzai Looking back, there have been highs, lows, lightbulb moments and unforgettable memories at school this year. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to the kids in my class and team, but…

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