May 30th is SEND day of action in many cities across the UK. This has been called for by schools and parents very concerned about the limited funding for many of our most vulnerable students – those with diagnosed or undiagnosed learning difficulties, (often due to the cost or long waiting times for diagnosis). We have bright students struggling with poor literacy, bewildering numeracy, major distraction, overwhelm and so much more. Worse was highlighted by the Panorama programme on Monday 20th May.
How can parents and teachers contribute to helping these students excel by improving the increasing SEND crisis at a minimal cost?
By an unplanned coincidence, this is the very day I am launching my new book, entitled The Elephants in the Classroom: Uncovering every student’s natural power of mental imagery to enhance learning. This book has the aim to empower teachers and parents with new skills. As the title implies there are topics that have been overlooked by the existing educational paradigm that can dramatically assist neurodivergent thinkers and learners. This book will shine a light on Neurodiversity through the lens of mental imagery. Pre-order your copy here.
The Elephants In The Classroom (New Perspectives) £14.95. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elephants-Classroom-New-Perspectives/dp/1787054608
“What a real gem of a book that lights up some of the dark corners in the life of many children who struggle to learn – and this will definitely help their parents, teachers and carers to better support these kids and empower them to succeed. I have first-hand experience of many things she describes…and once there is greater understanding of the challenges these beautiful children face, it is so much easier to feel compassion, empathy and patience rather than frustration! Any quick wins that support teachers to empower their students are worth adopting in an educational setting. ”Karen Falconer, CEO of the Association for NLP, mum and School Trustee.
“If you are reading this book then you are someone who wants to make a difference. The pages of this book could well hold your very own ‘lightbulb moment’, in how you think about learning and about learning differences” Sally Patrick, ex-headteacher, now training as a Special Needs Co-ordinator
“Big challenges are looming in the world. We don’t need angrier, resigned, frustrated, or hopeless people. The loss to society of so many talented people who could be contributing to themselves and others is enormous. The loss of the contributions that could have been made by creative people who think differently is impossible to calculate. We need all the neurodivergent students, who think differently, to resolve the challenges of today. It is time to stop complaining about the problems of education and time to introduce these proven concepts and methods into more and more schools. Do yourself the favour of reading this book, and of giving it to people who need it.” Art Giser, Creator of Energetic NLP
In this ‘upside-down’ world, Olive has revealed the scandal of thousands of talented children confined to a world of learning difficulties because they learn differently and do not have access to the simple life altering skill of mental imagery. Her ground-breaking book is the start of an educational revolution. Dr. Richard De Souza, General Practitioner and Mental Coach.
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