What matters most in educational development nature or nurture

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What does Dr Naoisé O’Reilly do?

What does Dr Naoise O'Reilly do? 
Recently I asked a series of people who have worked with me what do I do? Here are some of the answers, including the humorous!

Dr Naoise O’Reilly now works across 12 countries internationally

It was a great surprise recently for me to count up the number of countries I have students living in and to find there are now 12 across the globe. These include: Australia, Belgium, China, Finland, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States. What technology truly brings to education is accessibility.




Dr Naoise OReilly Newstalk The Right Hook Shane Coleman banning homework

Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly on Newstalk’s The Right Hook interviewed live in studio by Shane Coleman this evening renewing call for homework to be banned in schools.


Purple Learning Project – What we do in 12 slides

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Coming soon – 365Success App

365SuccessApp365Success App offers simple Daily Tips for a more balanced life. 365Success is a one year plan over 6 Levels where new Tips are displayed each day. It may be helpful to keep a journal as you work through the Daily Tips. The people behind 365Success are Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly, Dr. Graham Hughes & Marie O’Riordan. Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly & Marie O’Riordan are Academic/Creative Life Hackers who work together with Governments, Royal Families, FORTUNE 500, FORBES ‘Richest People on the Planet’, TIME ‘100 Most Influential People’, Gold World Champions, Olympians & Professional World Footballers.
Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly’s background: Multi-Award Winning Educationalist Awarded Ability Company Status, Personality Theory Researcher, Mentor, Physical Oceanographer, Observational Scientist & Space Satellites Big Data Research Scientist. INFJ. Marie O’Riordan’s background: Mentor, Media & Communications Success Ambassador, International Honorary Award Winning Philanthropist, National T.V. Award Winning Short Filmmaker, Third World Documentaries Maker, Journalist & Broadcaster. INFJ. Dr. Graham Hughes 365Success App Developer is a Post Doctoral Researcher in the Laboratory of Molecular Evolution & Mammalian Phylogenetics at University College Dublin U.C.D. Dr. Graham Hughes has been a key member of Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly’s Educational Team since 2010.

Purple Empathy Creation® – Methods to Develop Empathy from Toddlers Upwards

Most Educationists take the summer off. We use this time to refine and develop what we have learned in the last few Academic years. Like our students, we are always moving forward and learning. I will talk about this new Method in more detail over the coming weeks. But needless to say, I'm excited! I think the results we have had contradict everything that has been understood about empathy. In particular, I see this as a way for students to grow and develop their personalities without social anxieties and labels such as Asperger's Syndrome. I would predict that cases will never in future be given a diagnosis of Asperger's. I never set out to "fix" people. It has always been about creating the best versions of themselves but in recent years I have seen that our results mean that students no longer exhibit classically labeled conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome or a whole host of other challenges. They move beyond these labels and recognizable challenges.


Purple Speech Paths® – New method to help with the development of speech in toddlers

Over the last few months I have been working hard to develop and refine methods to help with speech difficulties from the ages of 18 months upwards. It has become obvious to me that this is a difficulty that is far more widespread that recognized and leads to a whole array of challenges behaviorally. Without communication we can often exhibit anger issues, frustration, tantrums, lack of confidence and don't form proper social bonds within and outside of the family.


Personality Matters More than Genetic or Environmental Factors in Families & Education



If the way we are was purely genetic or environmental - kids in the same family would be the same. They would react to situations and challenges in the same way. Your birth order wouldn't matter. Children from abusive or alcoholic families would act out their challenges in the same ways. Kids from highly nurturing environments would all turn out perfect. Issues such as self-harm and eating disorders would not exist. All kids in all families would feel identical to their siblings and parents. No-one would ever feel like a misfit.


So, our personalities determine how we react and what we do. They determine an integral part of who we are. The most important part. For example: No two dyslexics from the same family in the same school with the same challenges will be the same. They won't get the same results. They won't be good or bad at the same subjects.


The family and school environments are the same. The dyslexia is genetic and inherited with that same family. But their coping strategies, reactions and lives will be completely different.


This is why personality matters so much in education. It is why one size doesn't fit all and why just because we focus on the dyslexia that education has not appeared to change for the better. When we focus on personality needs - everything changes. Then we can help anyone to be successful regardless of any issues, difficulties or differences.


This is at the crux of what’s different about the Psychology of Success because you’re looking at not just what makes up people or what their challenges are - you’re looking at what they need in their personality to succeed. Plus, looking at the effects generationally that have been built up environmentally but concentrating on their reaction to it because of who they are.


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Welcome to the Purple Learning Project.

The aim of the Purple Learning Project Foundation is to create a legacy of the methods which Dr Naoisé O’Reilly has developed since 2009.

The methods in learning and personality theory have been developed while working with people of a variety of ages, backgrounds, and cultures. The methods have been applied to the education, business and sporting environments. The ages are in the spectrum of 4 to 70's. The methods include: Purple Profiling, Purple Processing Scales, The Periodic Table of the Development of Results, Forget Phonics Reading Method, Purple Pre-School Success and so on...

There has always been a clear distinction for Dr Naosié in working with people who currently need help within the system and leaving behind something of integrity for the future generations.