March 10, 2016

What I learned on International Women’s Day 2016

Yesterday, March 8 2016, was International Women’s Day.  A very good (male) friend put up a Facebook post today saying that International Women’s Day was supposed […]
March 3, 2016

How to Correct a Pencil / Pen grip and why it is so important

A few weeks ago, my cousin Trish was visiting from Dublin. Trish is a Montessori teacher and as you can imagine, it didn’t take long for […]
February 25, 2016

How to deal with Sight (Dolch) Words when Learning to Read

In 1948, Edward William Dolch PhD, of the University of Illinois, in his book ‘Problems in Reading’ identified a list of words that he believed to […]
February 9, 2016

Long Division is a Myth

Thank you to everyone who made contact with us regarding ‘new’ subtraction.  The response was overwhelming.  Many of you have told me that long division is […]
January 22, 2016
subtration made easy for parents

Subtraction Driving You to Distraction? Regrouping & Renaming for Parents

Those of us of a certain age will remember the ‘borrow the one, pay back the one’ rule for subtraction.  It works well because, even though […]
January 15, 2016
What are Sten & Drumcondras

Interpreting STEN & Drumcondra Test Results

This time of year is not just the ‘season to be jolly’ but also parent/teacher meetings season, so I thought I’d write again about STEN & […]