March 29, 2016
How workbooks inhibit learning

#5 Reasons to Stop using Workbooks

As an educator I feel that workbooks are overused and here are 5 reasons why I think we should stop using them: #1 Cost Workbooks are […]
March 24, 2016
tips for studying coming up to major exams

Six Step Plan for Final Term Studying

Once the Easter holidays are over, things start to get very serious very fast.  The countdown to the Leaving or Junior Cert, A or O levels, […]
March 15, 2016
Easy Tips for learning (or re-learning) Irish

Irish Language Hacks for Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge has started and in a few days Lá le Padraig will be upon us. This year, with the centenary of Eirí Amach 1916 […]
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 […]