I’m not suggesting mums take up scuba diving if they are feeling overwhelmed

A relaxing bath might just soothe an overwhelmed mum. Scuba diving is optional. Continue reading I’m not suggesting mums take up scuba diving if they are feeling overwhelmed

The Book of 8 – Nanny Winny’s Coffee Cake

The Book of 8. Nanny Winny’s coffee cake recipe. 8 Ingredients. Continue reading The Book of 8 – Nanny Winny’s Coffee Cake

Essential Tech Skills for Teenagers: Mindmapping. Chapter 4

The benefits of Mindmapping for Teenagers via Thortspace Continue reading Essential Tech Skills for Teenagers: Mindmapping. Chapter 4

Nature Data Collection

Can you estimate the percentage of children in the UK who cannot identify an oak leaf? I have been carrying out little surveys in the classes I’ve been teaching. Depending on the intensity of the planning left, it’s always an exciting adventure to have the opportunity to get the kids out of class into nature. The other day I visited a wonderful wildlife garden in a school and the class hadn’t been outside once this term to visit it. Another school has an entire woodland area, and again the kids hadn’t stepped on a single twig. One teacher had been … Continue reading Nature Data Collection

Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones As usual there was an intense amount of work left to cover and no time factored in to create connection. People say, ‘Jane how do you know what to do, what’s it like walking into a class you have never met and teaching them, do they mess about?’ A handwritten 2 page letter was left on the desk informing me of the 12 most troublesome children including: ‘f has ADHD, x, y and z are trying to be the alpha males, s is sooo lazy really stamp on him, t is aggressive, l calls out all the … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sticks and Stones

Are You Paying Attention?

One day the small things become the big things. Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?

Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got to Do With It?

Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got To Do With It?  Being a parent is the most challenging job any of us will have!    This session is designed for curious parents who would like to explore ways they can give their child fresh possibilities to adapt to the challenges of life. In this 3 hour session you will learn ways to –  Teach your child how to adapt to frustrating times. Become their life mentor. Help your child’s learning experience to become easier and more effective  Become aware which parenting styles get the best for you and your children Elicit calm responses with your child when you have to communicate topics which could be stressful  Improve their self esteem Develop enjoyable … Continue reading Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got to Do With It?