December 5, 2014
fidgeting helps focus

Fidgeting to Focus

It may seem counter-intuitive but fidgeting actually helps us focus. Our bodies are designed for movement. Physicists would tell us that we are never still.  That […]
November 27, 2014

# 7 Tips to make Schoolbags less like Mulebags

Both of my boys are in secondary school and as there isn’t one in Adare, they take the bus into the city.  Every morning they hoist […]
November 20, 2014

Time to bring back Comics?

It is said that the person who reads for pleasure lives many lifetimes; the person who doesn’t only lives only one. As a Learning Specialist, I […]
November 17, 2014
CEO Hummingbird Learning Centre Elaine Sparling

Sorry – I know its been a while since we last met

Ok – hands up, its been a quite a while since I last posted a blog. Sorry about that.  A lot has being going on in […]
January 10, 2013

Predictive Text is it the Saviour of Spelling?

Lots of people maintain that texting heralds the demise of accurate spelling. There is an argument to be made for this, especially with text speak like […]
January 4, 2013

Would You Ground Ronan O’Gara?

Probably Not. Sounds like every adolescent’s worst nightmare – being grounded, but we should be grounding our kids a lot more! Being grounded is one of […]