Working With Children

If we value children’s expression what gets in the way of child-led art projects? A discussion with Taiwanese teachers.

I met up with 20 Taiwanese student Montessori teachers in Taichung to demonstrate some methods and principles behind music and visual art in a Montessori classroom. On our second day, we discussed what holds us back from simply allowing children to create. For me, it...
Working With Children

Hatred from a six year old’s perspective.

Today at lunch with a small group of six year olds one said to another, ‘I hate you when you...
Working With Children

Education for Sustainability in Hong Kong

Today I walked in on a conversation between two people who had submitted a simple bid to a government Hong...
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Self-regulation and sustainability

Self-regulation begins with evolutionary perspective because we need to start with what is hardwired in us and our basic brain...
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Happy Mother’s Day

Yesterday I read this beautiful post about a mother learning from her child, trusting her intuition and building her relationship...
Working With Children

Sustainable actions in small schools and homes

I have been asked to summarise the way sustainable principles have been put into action in a small school which...
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Inner space

I wonder though if we are teaching enough about the inside spaces – the child’s mind, our own mind. This...
Working With Children

Nonviolent Communication in Hong Kong

This year I have begun sharing  Nonviolent Communication  (NVC) in Hong Kong.  Before I had run an in-house professional development...
Working With Children

Massage in Schools MISP Trainer

Last weekend I took a training to be a MISP Internationally recognised qualification to teach Massage in Schools.  The programme...