Comprehension

February 9, 2016

Long Division is a Myth

Thank you to everyone who made contact with us regarding ‘new’ subtraction.  The response was overwhelming.  Many of you have told me that long division is […]
January 22, 2016
subtration made easy for parents

Subtraction Driving You to Distraction? Regrouping & Renaming for Parents

Those of us of a certain age will remember the ‘borrow the one, pay back the one’ rule for subtraction.  It works well because, even though […]
January 15, 2016
What are Sten & Drumcondras

Interpreting STEN & Drumcondra Test Results

This time of year is not just the ‘season to be jolly’ but also parent/teacher meetings season, so I thought I’d write again about STEN & […]
October 29, 2015
books suitable for children

Appropriate Reading for Kids

We always like to take books with us on our holidays.  I love nothing better than sitting in the sunshine reading my book.  It’s one of […]
October 13, 2015
Dyslexia Awareness Month

You are not Dyslexic

Whenever someone tells me that they are dyslexic, I always say ‘Hi Dyslexic, I’m Elaine’.  Usually they’ll look at me quizzically and say ‘no – I […]
September 29, 2015
How long should homework take

Homework – A Thorny Issue

“Homework is one of the thorniest issues at primary level”. Not my words but those of Peter Mullen of the Irish National Teachers Organisation, in an […]