Who's Behind Little World Changers?
All the absolute legends that have made Little World Changers a reality.
Hayley, leader, and teacher and founder of Little World Changers, is a passionate advocate for social emotional learning and its transformative impact on big and little people's lives. With a background in education and a deep understanding of the importance of emotional wellbeing, Hayley has dedicated years to developing and refining the Little World Changers program with the use of many incredible contributors.
LITTLE WORLD CHANGERS CONTRIBUTORS...
DR. ELENI CHRISTOFORIDOU
Dr. Eleni Christoforidou is a dedicated and accomplished scientist with a PhD in Neuroscience and recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). She is a passionate science communicator and STEM educator, proficient in a broad array of molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques, including RNA sequencing, bioinformatics, microscopy, and image analysis. Eleni's research expertise is centered around the fields of neuroscience and molecular biology, with a strong focus on the study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Eleni's dedication to teaching and public engagement is evident in her work as a University Tutor and volunteer STEM Ambassador, and her commitment to science communication is shown on various social platforms.
Emily is well known as The Playful Psychologist online. She is a clinical psychologist, based in Sydney. Emily has a specific interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and developmental delay. She endorsed 'My Handy Helper' by saying,
"This is the perfect resource to teach young children about the importance of mindfulness. As childhood anxiety numbers continue to rise, the need for early awareness and education on topics such as mindfulness, resilience, and self-esteem are more important than ever. The way this resource explores social and emotional learning for younger children is going to resonate so well with them, and give them the tools to continue their development in these areas in later life."
Steph is an occupational therapist and holistic healer who is passionate about a holistic approach. She helped us create a more inclusive version of 'My Handy Helper'. Steph also endorsed "My Handy Helper' with the words,
"This resource fills a gap that has been missing in school curriculums for so long! It allows the child to be guided through the exploration of mindfulness, gratitude, regulation, reflection, awareness and so much more! Perfectly targeted to primary school children, this resource can be utilised with a range of age groups! Bringing mindfulness and emotional literacy has never been easier!"
From Connected Parenting, Gen is an obstetric social worker, parent educator and mum to four boys with a passion for helping parents in the first five years of raising kids.
She has developed resources for the program.
Jane is a restorative practice's practitioner and an advocate for positive learning environments built on a foundation of relationships and high expectations.
Jane is the principal of rural school in Victoria and co-creator of the Early Years Framework, "Grab and Go". Her contributions to the LWC program have been far and wide, breathing her knowledge and expertise in the area of restorative approaches.
From Inside Out OT, Natalia is the Director and Occupational Therapist. She has a passion for supporting individuals and families in reaching their full potential and her aim is to reach out and provide support to those who need it most. She has developed resources for the program.
Liv from Glowing Hearts is a Mum, teacher children's mindfulness teacher and emotional intelligence coach. She is the legend behind the mindfulness videos embedded within the program.
HOPE & SARA
From Kids that Grow. This fun and energetic duo are motivated to offer us creative options to be active. Sara is a qualified Nurse and Hope is a qualified Yoga teacher. Together they are passionate about what effect movement has on our bodies, minds and spirits. They are the legends behind the breathing techniques videos embedded within the program.
Jess, from Raising Resilience Mornington is on a mission to give children and young people the skills to develop resilience and emotional intelligence so that they can navigate the ups and downs of life with confidence. She has developed resources for the program.
Breanna, Educator, Business Mentor, Mindset Magician, CEO and Speaker. Breanna's focus is working with big people and helping them to break through where they are and helps them to get to where they want to go. She uses her background in Law, Communications, Education and Mindset to teach the things we were never taught at school - so that no dream is left on our pillow, and no purpose left unfulfilled.
Outside of being absolutely fascinated with kids brains and mental health, Jacquie is a mum to three little people and a psychologist. She is oozes kindness and gentleness.LEARN MORE
From Little Bloom Consultancy, Danica has a background in teaching is an Education Mentor and Consultant specialising in Children's Behaviour. Her extensive experience and knowledge helps us to understand how our little people think. She has developed resources for the program.
Amanda is an experienced school counsellor with an extensive knowledge in the challenges facing our little people and their families. Her bubbly personality exudes a warmness. Her gentle and loving approach is based on connection and understanding. She has developed resources for the program.
Em has experience in education for 12 years. During her time in schools, she witnessed first hand just how important connection was. Building a foundation of trust, connection and acceptance she feels is key to any teacher-student relationship. She created The Grad Guide. A safe place. A place to go to feel empowered, supported and inspired to become the teacher they always dreamt of becoming. She has developed resources for the program.LEARN MORE
RAINBOW SKY CREATIONS
Ashleigh and Alisha, the duo behind Rainbow Sky Creations are teachers and created a business that delivers resources, digital courses and workshops for teachers to help them work smarter, not harder!
Charlotte, the founder of Lotty Creative, is an incredible graphic designer who is the creative genius behind 'My Handy Helper'.
Jess is an experienced educator, leader in supporting behaviour, and all round legend. She edited and provided her thoughts on some of the LWC resources.
Tam is an experienced educator with over 15 years experience in education. She is a leader and an incredible human who is passionate about inclusive education for all students. Her advice on resources to embed the program have been invaluable, particularly for our children with additional needs.
Sarah is an experienced educator who is passionate about embedding social emotional learning within her classroom. She provided some valuable feedback and provided some helpful editing skills within the program.
A fellow experienced educator and leader in Early Childhood Education provided clarity and her inspiring ideas to produce engaging lessons for our little people within the programs manual.
Zoey is a passionate teacher who is passionate about teaching little people about brain awareness to empower them and help them to better manage their emotions. She is studying her Masters in Educational Neuroscience and collaborated with us to create the Brain Awareness Cards.
MIRROR MERCH is a Melbourne brand, foundered by Sam. They helped turn all of our empowering mirror stickers into a reality! Combined with their eagerness to empower as many people as possible and our knowledge with the Science behind affirmations and self-talk, we knew we had to work alongside them.