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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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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Musings on The A Word

“Get to know someone on the spectrum and your life will truly be blessed!”  Stephanie L. Parker Over the long weekend, I finally caught up on the buzz surrounding The A Word, a 6-part drama about Joe, a 5 year old boy on the autistic spectrum. Through this BBC drama we see the Hughes family’s […]

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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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That’s the Spirit!

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” Dalai Lama About a year ago, I volunteered on a youth theatre project at the weekends.  One morning, whilst waiting for the director to start the session, I listened in on a conversation between a group of 8 and 9 […]

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” Dr Wayne W. Dyer With half term over and schools back this week, I have that ‘back to school’ feeling going on.  I must admit it’s been an effort getting back into teaching […]

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Strength of Character

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho As I reflect on last term, the kids at school continue to keep me inspired and motivated, no matter how demanding school life gets. On the last day of term in December 2015, one of my first students, […]

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Holidays with Autism

Whether its the Easter holidays, half term or Summer break, for many children, the idea of no school, teachers or homework for a few weeks, fills them with thoughts of joy and freedom.  There are lie ins, spending more time with their friends and maybe travelling abroad with family to explore new sights and have fun. Parents are either […]

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Learning memories ♥

In my classroom, I love to use drama, movement, singing, story-telling, props, art and peer to peer teaching to help the kids learn.  For me, being creative and interactive is the best way to teach and helps ensure kids retain as much of the learning experience as possible. When was the last time you read […]

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