February 17, 2020
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Important College Accommodation Dates

CAO applications have closed, the Oral exams are a bit away still & the Mocks are over. But there are some very important college accommodation dates […]
February 4, 2020
Should homework be banned

To Give or Not to Give – Homework is the Question.

Homework is back in the news again. In late 2019, Loreto Primary School in Rathfarnham in Dublin stopped giving written homework to all classes, except for […]
January 21, 2020
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What are Classroom-Based Assessments (CBA)?

Classroom-Based Assessments (CBA) are probably the most misunderstood part of the New Junior Cycle. Despite a call for many years to move away from the pressures […]
January 7, 2020
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3 Tips for Back to School 2020

Back to School 2020 – sounds like a title from a science fiction movie. I remember thinking that Prince’s song 1999 was a million miles away […]
December 17, 2019
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CAO 2019/2020: A Guide

CAO 2019/2020 is now open for Leaving Cert students. Completing the application at this time of year serves two functions: it completes the registration process and […]
December 3, 2019
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Tips for Your Struggling Reader

If your child is a struggling reader, it is important to find out why. In my experience, there are four main reasons — they haven’t found […]