Gifted Education Teacher, Surrey School District
in new Westminster
Allison Baird is an educator and Gifted Specialist with the Surrey School District. She has been passionately and loyally teaching Gifted Elementary School aged children for 10 years. Her philosophy of teaching is that kids need to learn and grow in their own way, whilst being guided by someone who really gets to know them as a learner, and helps them to become advocates for their learning. She believes in the power of healthy living and wellness, and teaches the value of these to her students through Mindfulness. She is a creator and community activator for the powerful New West Moms Group and has been known to sew a mean outfit. She is a mother of two young boys and partner to Carson aka Adorable Husband.
Calming the Busy Mind: Teaching Mindfulness to Gifted Kids
BY ALLISON BAIRD
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 06, 2018
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.