Breathing for Kids with Anxiety

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh After a recent trip to Brighton beach, I left with a sense of calmness having spent my day breathing in fresh sea breeze and relaxing. My seaside trip got me thinking about how breathing not only helps adults […]

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Finding His Voice

“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 I feel incredibly proud to see how […]

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Attitude of Gratitude 💖

Originally posted on Journal of Miss H:
“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…

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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.  Many kids love to write to Father Christmas, then wait in anticipation for gifts and seasonal surprises. However, the busyness, unpredictable events, social interactions and sensory overload of flashing lights can, for […]

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