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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Dear Introvert 💖

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Gandhi There’s a few things I’d like to say Firstly, kudos for being you Living this life in your own way People may question if you’re being true But being authentic is better than okay You may be known as the ‘quiet one’ The kid […]

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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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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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