Lulu is a primary school teacher with many happy years in the classroom behind her. She is also the proud mother of three grown-up working children all who are happy and well and fortunately gainfully employed! Lulu loves her job and over the years has had the pleasure of teaching children from kindergarten to Year 8 in Portugal, Spain and England.
Lulu's main concern when teaching has always been the emotional wellbeing of the pupils in her care. RULER at The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence has been built using decades of evidence based research. It is a preventative approach that develops the emotional intelligence and literacy of whole school communities. Lulu trained to use RULER at The Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence in 2014/16, she has been training schools to rollout the RULER program ever since. It is fantastic to observe the positive affect that RULER has in every school that rolls it out.
Lulu supports and contributes to a global initiative called Think Equal. The initiative aims to provide children with a more holistic education that begins in the first year of a child’s entry into the schooling system and will end in the last. Its most profound contribution to education will likely be the Early Years Curriculum. Lulu has recently finished writing a children's story book for Think Equal to support the teaching of RULER's Mood Meter, this is set to be published this winter. A New World- Why Think Equal May Be the Solution Huffington Post.
Action for Happiness is an organisation that Lulu actively promotes she had the pleasure of helping to facilitate an eight week Exploring What Matters Course, learning a whole lot in the process!
Lulu also assists an online magazine called Mumfidential where she writes the occasional piece of advice and acts as an Agony Aunt. Mumfidential's ultimate concern is to support parents through the highs and lows of motherhood, it is read by over 50,000 mothers from many different backgrounds.
Lulu is a trained to teach Mindfulness in primary schools using the MiSP Paws b curriculum.