Hannah Beach is an award-winning educator, author, and keynote speaker. 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 (April 2020).
Her bestselling I Can Dance book series—supporting the emotional health of children through movement, play, and expression—won a 2017 gold International Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and has been adopted by multiple English- and French-language school boards across Canada.
As the founder of celebrated experiential discovery programs at Dandelion DanceTM 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. She was recognized by the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 2017 as one of five featured change-makers in Canada.
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