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January 22, 2017
National Educational Psychological Service Ireland

NEPS – The National Educational Psychological Service: What their Role is

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) was formally established as an executive agency of the then Department of Education and Science (DES) in September 1999. NEPS […]
December 21, 2016
parent teacher conference

The Parent / Teacher Meeting ( & how to be ready for it)

What is it about the annual parent / teacher meeting? I don’t know about you, but I feel that it is like visiting someone in hospital.  […]
December 7, 2016

Bullying – How we deal with it.

Bullying never really goes away. Every so often a horrific act of bullying gets headline attention in our newspapers and on TV but the reality is […]
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 […]