Bubbles of Mindfulness ॐ

“Don’t let anyone burst your bubble.” Olivia Crego-Bustelo With the summer holidays coming to an end for children and young people across the UK, many are excited to see what the new academic year will bring. On the other hand, understandably, many are feeling overwhelmed and uneasy to return to busy school routines after the holidays.  […]

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Yoga and Inclusive Movement Therapy (Course Review)

The ancient art of yoga is a ‘union’ of the mind, body and spirit. Yoga can improve self-awareness, focus, deepen relaxation and build inner strength. It can also “help balance the production of neurotransmitters in the brain and reduce stress levels” (Yogi Times). With regular practice, mastering the art of conscious breathing, inclusive movement and […]

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Colours of Autism

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt April is World Autism Awareness Month. This time every year, we celebrate and recognise the children, young people and adults across the world on the autistic spectrum (ASD). Autism is a spectrum condition […]

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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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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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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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Unique Blossoms

Spring has officially sprung.  The thing I love about this time of the year is seeing flowers peep out from humble beginnings and blossom into this world. I was recently given a lovely bunch of lilies, roses and other beauties as a floral gift.  As the flowers gradually blossomed and made my place feel homely, I […]

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