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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Mini Heroes

“A true hero isn’t measured  by the size of their strength, but by the size of their heart.” – Hercules Its always lovely to engage in creative topics with the kids at school. A while ago my old class learnt about superheroes and the people who work bravely and tirelessly to make a positive difference to the […]

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Brighten Up Your Day!

There’s nothing quite like having a good chat with old friends or family members. Being able to offload how you’re feeling, celebrate your highs and support each other during life’s inevitable lows, can brighten up your day!  However, many people may not have loved ones to hand to talk to on a regular basis, and […]

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Anxiety in Children

It’s the half term break and good to take a step back to reflect on things.  Thinking about my experiences in both mainstream and special education this year, I still get a buzz of creative inspiration whenever I teach and see light bulb moments from my students. In my opinion, growing up should be fun, creative, supportive and liberating, […]

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