Finding His Voice

“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.”  – Malala Yousafzai The summer holidays are here and I’ve been reflecting on how fast the school year has gone. There’s been highs, lows, lightbulb moments and unforgettable memories. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to the kids in my class […]

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Attitude of Gratitude 💖

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick Gracias, tak, merci, shukran and efharisto, are just a few examples of how the international community say the words: “thank you.”  These simple words carry a strong message of gratitude and kindness. So why is it that many people forget to use…

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Yoga for Little Ones 🙏

“Feel good, be good, and do good.” – Yogi Bhajan, Guru of Kundalini Yoga The summer holidays are nearly here, which can be an exciting time for many children.  However, in the run to the summer it’s a busy time for schools across the UK. There’s the sudden pressure of Phonic Screening tests, SATs, class […]

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Spring Inspired 🌸

It’s the last day of Spring break and it’s been lovely taking time out to enjoy the holidays. For the first time since becoming a teacher, I completely switched off during the break and had some well-deserved ‘me time’. It was a conscious decision to recharge the batteries and gain inspiration from some fun holiday […]

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Masked Smile 🎭

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa I have a girl in my class who always has a bright, bubbly and infectious smile on her face. She loves to dance, embrace her creativity and has many random outbursts of excitement. With immaculate […]

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Girls Empowered!

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”  – Coco Chanel I remember an 8 year old girl in my maths group from a couple of years ago. She had a bubbly personality and quirky sense of humour. At the beginning of the school year, when my maths group had just started, she would […]

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Being Non-Verbal

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” – Cris Jami All of the children in my class are autistic and most of them are non-verbal.  Ranging from 9 to 11 years old, each child is unique and has their own personality traits. According to […]

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That’s Life

“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt One year I had a student in my class who had such high expectations for himself, he wanted everything he did to be perfect at the first time round. His parents, who were very supportive and realistic, […]

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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.  Writing to Father Christmas and promising him that they’ve been a good boy or girl that year, then waiting in anticipation for prized new possessions, is the ultimate goal for many children […]

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Connections in Barcelona💖

“Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty I recently returned from a city break to Barcelona.  The place was filled with Gothic architecture, festive markets, vibrant locals and enchanting culture. It felt quite surreal to hop on a plane for a couple of hours, and explore the elegant delights of […]

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