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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 & […]
November 26, 2015

The Gifted Child: The Difference between Bright & Gifted

When a child is struggling at school, it eventually becomes apparent and supports are available to help them. There are individual resource hours, group resource hours, […]
November 9, 2015
What to do when a Teacher is being difficult

Dealing with a Difficult Teacher

In an ideal world, school would be an amazing, productive, happy place where enthusiastic educators nurtured young minds & taught them to love learning.  Most of […]
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 […]