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Allison Baird

Gifted Education Teacher, Surrey School District in new Westminster

Calming the Busy Mind: Teaching Mindfulness to Gifted Kids

PRESENTED ON MAY 06, 2018
IN BURNABY @ VOL 1

Allison Baird describes her journey as a child from being misunderstood for having learning issues to being recognized as a gifted child. Today, she teaches gifted kids about mindfulness so that they can focus their energy on exploring their gifts instead of acting out in the classroom or towards their peers. 

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