Thank you ūüíĖ

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.‚ÄĚ –¬†Cynthia¬†Ozick Gracias, tak, merci, shukran and efharisto, are just a few examples of how the international community say the words: ‚Äúthank you.‚ÄĚ ¬†These simple words carry a strong message of gratitude and kindness. So why is it that many people forget to¬†use […]

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Lessons from an Artist

‚ÄúEveryone has a story to tell. Around every corner there is a great story waiting to be discovered,¬†lived and retold, and people love to hear them. ‚ÄĚ Jeff Goins A while ago on my way from work, whilst waiting for a train at the station, I noticed a man looking at some really beautiful pieces […]

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Strength of Character

‚ÄúIf you‚Äôre brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.‚ÄĚ – 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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Kindness is a Virtue

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop During October 2015, my school hosted ‘Kindness Week’, a week where children and teaching staff offered random acts of kindness to each other and themselves. Based on the ‘Kindness Boomerang’ concept which has swept kids and adults in the US by storm, […]

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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 ‚ô•

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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