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February 22, 2018
math problems

Problems with Maths

One of my favourite quotes is from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. When he & his crew are in a bit of a fix Captain […]
February 2, 2018
reducing resource hours

Resource Hours – More or Less?

The provision of additional resource hours in schools is always a headline story. Much has been done to increase the supply and to ensure that as […]
February 1, 2018
spelling, reading and meaning improve with vocabulary expansion

The Need for Vocabulary Expansion

Words. We use words all day long. Sometimes we may even use ‘bad words’! Let’s be honest, who hasn’t been horrified when their toddler came out […]
January 16, 2018
Learning Irish

Princess Charlotte & Being Bi-lingual

I have a guilty pleasure – Hello Magazine! I got into the habit of buying it to read on the train journey home from Dublin to […]
June 27, 2017
what not to say to a person with dyslexia

#5 Ways to really Piss Off Someone who has Dyslexia

Sometimes well-intentioned people say things that can really piss off people with dyslexia. The comments are made with the best will in the world but can […]
June 15, 2017
Standardised Tests in Ireland

What to Know about Standardised Tests in Primary School

In Ireland there are a number of state standardised tests in primary school; the Drumcondra, the Micra T & Sigma T Tests. They are conducted during […]