Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” – Melodie Beattie Gracias, tak, merci, shukran and efharisto, are just a few examples of how the international community show gratitude by using the words: ‘thank you.’ Whilst it’s important to say thank you, gratitude is about more than just saying these words or showing kind gestures. Gratitude is also […]

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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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Branding to Kids

With the spooky Halloween fun now done and dusted, and Christmas just around the corner, it’s a busy time for retailers.  Just walking along the high street, there’s an overwhelming amount of brands in shop windows targeted at kids ready for Christmas.  Marketers are competing against each other to tap into ‘pester power’ – a […]

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Words Have Power

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi Many of us have heard that childhood saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” As we grow up, we come to realise that bones eventually heal themselves, but the psychological impact of the negative […]

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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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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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