March 28, 2018
Swedish School Curriculm

School Life in Sweden

Sweden is known for its meatballs, IKEA, Volvo cars and Abba, but unlike its neighbour Finland, it is not as well known for its education system. […]
March 14, 2018
Children First Act

Keeping Children Safe in School

Recently there have been a lot of teacher training days at both primary and secondary level. Different schools have them on different days and, coming ahead […]
February 22, 2018
math problems

Problems with Maths

One of my favourite quotes is from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. When he & his crew are in a bit of a fix Captain […]
February 2, 2018
reducing resource hours

Resource Hours – More or Less?

The provision of additional resource hours in schools is always a headline story. Much has been done to increase the supply and to ensure that as […]
February 1, 2018
spelling, reading and meaning improve with vocabulary expansion

The Need for Vocabulary Expansion

Words. We use words all day long. Sometimes we may even use ‘bad words’! Let’s be honest, who hasn’t been horrified when their toddler came out […]
January 16, 2018
Learning Irish

Princess Charlotte & Being Bi-lingual

I have a guilty pleasure – Hello Magazine! I got into the habit of buying it to read on the train journey home from Dublin to […]