November 11, 2016
Why English spelling is not phonetic

Why English Spelling is Tricky

English spelling can be tricky, no doubt about it. There are rules and then there are the exceptions to the rules. There are the strange phonetic […]
October 27, 2016
Alternative to homework

Homework and the Struggling Student

Homework is considered to be an integral part of the school experience. Whether it enhances or detracts from that experience is a subject that is becoming […]
October 11, 2016
learning independently with Hummingbird Learning Centre

Encouraging Independent Learners

Independent learning is a big thing. From the moment a baby can hold a teaspoon they want to feed themselves. The need to be independent is […]
October 6, 2016
International Dyslexia Day

Dyslexia Awareness Day

Today (October 6th 2016) is International Dyslexia Awareness Day. Not Dyslexic I have to confess, I always get a great kick out of watching peoples reaction […]
September 27, 2016
new language curriculum

Changes to the Primary School Curriculum

The primary school curriculum is changing.  Soon your child’s school will be using a new Language Curriculum for English and Irish. The first classes to see […]
September 22, 2016
Hummingbird Learning Centre

Hummingbird Learning Method® Programs: Jewel, Iridescent, Nectar16+ & Nectar

People often ask me why I named our programs the way I did. Like everything I do within the Hummingbird Learning Method®, I did it for […]