June 15, 2017
Standardised Tests in Ireland

What to Know about Standardised Tests in Primary School

In Ireland there are a number of state standardised tests in primary school; the Drumcondra, the Micra T & Sigma T Tests. They are conducted during […]
May 30, 2017

How to Be Ready for the Leaving & Junior Cert Exams

Next week the Leaving & Junior Cert exams start and you can be ready for it so easily! Just for a moment imagine that sitting an […]
May 18, 2017
ban fidgets spinners

Why I Agree with Banning Spinner Fidgets!

There has been a backlash in the media recently regarding allowing children to use fidgets in the classroom. Two fidgets, in particular, seem to be the […]
April 21, 2017
Study tips for the final school term

Six Step Plan for Final Term Study Success

Once the Easter holidays are over, things start to get very serious – very fast.  The countdown to the Leaving & Junior Certs or college exams […]
April 5, 2017
Irish Writers

Why I disagree with a UK Headmaster regarding Reading

What constitutes ‘appropriate reading’ is a bit of a hobby horse of mine. In my experience, whether it is in the playground or the library, whenever […]
March 23, 2017
why libraries are so important

The Library – Birthplace of Revolution

‘Everyone is a reader; some just haven’t found their favourite book yet.’ I don’t know who said that, it’s something I found a long time ago […]