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 […]
February 3, 2017

Homeschooling in Ireland

Recently one of the national papers published its school league tables. It only focused on secondary schools and its sole criteria in ranking the schools was […]
January 22, 2017
National Educational Psychological Service Ireland

NEPS – The National Educational Psychological Service: What their Role is

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) was formally established as an executive agency of the then Department of Education and Science (DES) in September 1999. NEPS […]