Hannah Beach is an award-winning educator, author, and keynote speaker. She was recognized by the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 2017 as one of five featured changemakers in Canada. She is the co-author of Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever—And What We Can Do About It (released April 2020). Her best-selling I Can Dance book series—which supports the emotional health of children through movement, play, and expression—won the 2017 GOLD International Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (Books with Music/Theatrical) and has been adopted by multiple English- and French-language school boards across Canada. Hannah received the City of Ottawa’s annual Celebration of People Education Award, which recognized her contributions in developing innovative inclusive programs and resources.
As the founder of celebrated experiential discovery programs at Dandelion Dance™ and Tournesol, Hannah has spent over 25 years developing and delivering programs for children and youth. She is a Neufeld course facilitator, delivers professional development services across the country, provides emotional health consulting to schools, and speaks at national and international conferences about the power of bringing more feeling and human connection into the classroom.
- See the emotion behind every challenging behavior.
- RECLAIMING our STUDENTS – book and interactive videos.
- How to avoid influencing stuck roles or developing a negative identity.
- Journaling tips that leave room for the ugly and gratitude to emerge.
- Be in their eyes, call kids to who they are in the future.
- Powerfully grow goodness by feeling the knowledge.
- Teach the “oldest wisdom” to sense humanity.
- Lead students to build capacity to see their own gifts, beauty and human connection.
“You don’t change when you know something. I might know people are starving, in another part of the world, but I’m not going to do anything about it unless I feel something. We don’t change when we know we change when we feel.”
– Hannah Beach
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