Emily Robayna

So, You’re Considering Taking Your First Disney Cruise?

I’m often asked questions by people who are considering whether or not a Disney Cruise is the right holiday for them and their family, and the truth is if they are already considering it the answer is usually, yes! On our first Disney cruise – almost ten years ago now – I was truly and…

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Top Tips For Inclusive PDA Teaching In A Primary School

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA for short) poses a unique set of challenges for teachers in mainstream primary classrooms. ‘Getting it right’ can often feel a bit like the holy grail and lead to both teachers and their pupils feeling frustrated and disillusioned. It needn’t be this way however. There are lots of simple strategies that…

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Teaching Is About More Than Just Facts

When you look at the current teaching curriculum, you could be forgiven for thinking that what goes on in schools is essentially about rote learning a whole load of facts. That teaching is about enabling children to name grammatical terms, that in my day weren’t learnt until university. And that essentially our sole aim is…

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