Clare’s journey began after experiencing more than a decade of routinely checking boxes and battling the system in mainstream education. She became burned out, seriously ill, depressed and eventually hit rock bottom. In an effort to discover an alternative to doing what she loved, teaching, in a way that made a positive impact, she launched her own well-being business in 2016, as well as an online programme and wrote her first book, How to Have a Positive and Empowering Pregnancy. Soon after, Clare started the Mind, Baby Soul Movement and ran her first ever public event, Loving Mothers.
In 2020, Clare’s passion for giving families the opportunity to learn about ways that unlock internal drive and potential, led her to launch “SwitchedON!” This online platform supports parents who are educating their children from home, either through choice or necessity. Additionally, her global Facebook community, the Home Education Hub, provides numerous free resources and a wide range of training and expert speakers. Wanting to support families and children on a new level, Clare collaborated with children and teens from around the world in the summer of 2020, on a writing adventure to produce the book, Lollipops and Rainbows – Teaching Literacy with Soul.
This exciting new literary resource, Lollipops and Rainbows – Teaching Literacy with Soul, launches online on December 4th, 5th and 6th in the Home Education Hub Facebook group, and is also available on kindle and paperback Amazon. The 3-day launch will include interviews with young authors, mini-trainings that demonstrate how to use the tools in the book, magic meditations, testimonials from students who have taken the writing challenge, and regular updates on the impact that the book is having in the marketplace. The purpose of the 3-day launch, that interested individuals may register for, is to transition young writers from simply having a blank piece of paper to publishing their story, with the goal of becoming a best-selling author. Proceeds from the book launch are going to the children’s charity, the NSPCC.
Having never been offered a better opportunity to eliminate old school reasoning, in light of the current pandemic, the chance is now to embrace an entirely new forward-thinking approach to education, and learn with passion and purpose for whole family transformation. Lollipops and Rainbows – Teaching Literacy with Soul, compiled with and for children and teens with the help of Clare’s educational expertise, delivers its messages with a people-centered, purpose driven approach that is meant to fully capture the interest of children and encourage them to want to learn! It combines refreshing new ways of thinking so that families can embrace gifts, talents and potential to ultimately give back to the world in a way that is exponentially more fulfilling.
This unique, high-vibe teaching resource will spark an interest in learning various literacy genres with stories, letters, diaries and poems, written and illustrated by Clare and the SwitchedON! children and teens, and are a wonderful demonstration of what is possible. Lollipops and Rainbows – Teaching Literacy with Soul provides suggested follow-up activities that support various cross-curricula links, and together with mini-meditations that elevate and encourage creativity in children, this book is truly a gift to teachers and families everywhere.
Inspired and assembled during the Covid-19 pandemic, in June of 2020, with children from around the world participating online in the “Little Authors, Big Ideas” Creative Writing Challenge, facilitated by Clare Ford personally, young authors with a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures, abilities and educational needs collaborated to form what will certainly become a new, must-have educational tool. The magic that Clare illustrates in Lollipops and Rainbows – Teaching Literacy with Soul, is most assuredly something that readers, of all ages, will benefit highly from.
Through conscious education the message is loud and clear; if you can dream it, you can do it.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Clare Ford is an international best-selling author, speaker, coach, healer, tutor and parent who is passionate about ensuring that children are “switched on” learners, accessing their natural gifts, abilities and talents to unlock their true potential and live purposefully. As an expert educator, with over 15 years of experience, and an award-winning well-being entrepreneur, Clare combines her unique skill set to support families around the world.
Her passion and enthusiasm to get children and young people motivated and learning has been the catalyst for developing the Core, Clever and Quantum Curricula in the SwitchedON! Academy to redefine education beyond academic success.