It took forever to get home tonight from bellydance class because of the weather. It's so pretty outside with the snow falling and hard to believe that mid-January has crept up upon us already. They say time flies when you're having fun which is definitely the case so far this year. I'm happy that its been a busy month of getting new plans into motion for the year ahead, and changing things a little to simplify life.
The highlight of January has definitely been that I've arranged a placement in another school for training experience working with children who have special education needs. Oh my wow - this has been emotional, rewarding and a real eye opener for me. Things I would never have thought of have come to light, including Sensory Integration and how to address the inequalities and misconceptions surrounding SEN children. Lots of powerful "ding" moments have been had by yours truly, and its been very heart warming too. The notion of time flying would be viewed very differently for a child with learning disabilities. I do miss the kids in my school though, but at least now I'll be able to offer a more inclusive and thoughtful approach to teaching them when I return.
Anyhow, children all over the UK will no doubt be happy that most schools closed early today because of the snowy weather conditions. Time sure does fly when you're having fun in the snow :)
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Just a quick note to wish you all a very happy New Year. May 2013 be filled with happiness and many blessings for you and your loved ones.
I would also like to extend a big thanks for reading my blog over the past few months and the lovely feedback I've received. I'm pleased to say that so far, this blog has been read over 1,000 times by people in countries from all over the world. Wow, thank you! My blog has been (and will continue to be) a fantastic creative outlet to pursue my love of writing, in a natural and unique way. I hope it inspires and motivates you to also find something that ignites your own passion during 2013 and beyond!
Happy (New Year) Shimmies,
Nic ♥ ♥