Rhyme and Sign Giveaway

“Out of My Window” is the latest “Rhyme and Sign” Adventure. It follows in the footsteps of “At the Bottom of My Garden” and “Our Farmyard Friends” in this charming series of children’s book. If you haven’t...

World Teachers’ Day

Friday 5th October is World Teachers’ Day. What does that mean? Well it is a day dedicated to celebrating teachers. It was established in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO agreement which standardises the status and work conditions of...

Teacher Stress

Talking about teacher stress is a huge part of my work. I am passionate about raising awareness of this issue. The statistics around stress in education are well documented, yet for the most part this problem is accepted as “part of the job”. I don’t...

International Chocolate Day!

Those words fill me with joy. Even as someone who is dairy intolerant! I can go for weeks without chocolate but I do love it when I have it. There is something comforting and luxurious about it. (Maybe that is just because I grew up with the Caramel Bunny and the...

Back to School

The Back to School feeling isn’t just something children experience. As you no doubt understand if you are a teacher reading this. We pass that midpoint in August in England our minds naturally begin to drift back to school and that old, familiar Back to School...

Exams – Are they really so important?

It is that time of year again… EXAM Results! Having spent a lot of time for the last few years working with exam year groups on staying calm and focused to help them improve their results for the exams. But so often we forget that the stress isn’t over...

World Elephant Day

Sunday 12th August is World Elephant Day. I know that this isn’t a day that most people would even be aware of but as you will know if you have been reading my posts for a while, I adore elephants.  Since I was a very little girl I have loved these gentle giants, I...

Magic is so Important

Magic has many different connotations but only one meaning: “the power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.” Oxford Dictionary It may be a magic trick, Harry Potter, energy healing or a child learning to read. All...

Being Present in New Places

Visiting new places can be a cause of great anxiety for many people. Whether it is walking into a new classroom, meeting friends at a new restaurant or visiting a new country. Fear of the unknown is very real and can be paralysing. Being truly present can help. I have...

School of life

It is now the start of the last week of term for most schools here in the UK and I have just come back from a week in Italy with my family. Before I go any further I want to acknowledge that this will undoubtedly split opinions and my intention is never to upset...
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