The great homework debate continues

The great homework debate that I started in the Irish media on the 15th November rages on. Below is a link with the latest interview on the topic with Dereck Mooney on RTE radio 1 on Wednesday 23rd November. I think there has been many interesting points raised during this debate. Including the fact that… Continue reading The great homework debate continues

Innovative lesson for an Abacus

This blog piece is written by Rachel Sneyd. Rachel is currently completing an undergraduate degree in History and Politics at Trinity College Dublin. She is a keen writer and has just submitted her first teen-fiction novel for publication. I set the team a task of thinking of an innovative lesson or use of a new… Continue reading Innovative lesson for an Abacus

What is the Purple Learning Project?

This is a short clip from the Aspire workshop held 11-11-11 at Independent colleges Dublin on parents support their children at home. In this live setting I talk about what the purple learning project really means and the impacts I hope it will have on the future of the school environment. The Purple Learning Project Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly… Continue reading What is the Purple Learning Project?

Links to Radio interviews on the debate of excessive homework

Dr Naoisé O’Reilly has completed 10  Radio interviews in the last 3 days after the following article was published in the Irish Examiner Here are some of the Radio Interviews of the debate that has been sparked on excessive homework and the point of homework. “The Irish education system is stuck in a vortex and… Continue reading Links to Radio interviews on the debate of excessive homework

Award Winning Academic Doctor Calls For Investigation Into Excessive Homework Levels In Irish Primary & Second Level Schools

Irish Press Coverage: Dublin, November 2011.   Award Winning Academic Doctor Calls For Investigation Into Excessive Homework Levels In Irish Primary & Second Level Schools   ‘’The Irish education system is stuck in a vortex & homework is actually creating bad habits for life in our Nation’s children,’’ according to Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly, a Dublin… Continue reading Award Winning Academic Doctor Calls For Investigation Into Excessive Homework Levels In Irish Primary & Second Level Schools

Incorporate learning styles for the multiply personalities

One of the most important elements of the Purple learning method is how we can teach a wide variety of people with different aptitudes and personalities in a way that suits them all. We often spend too much time focuses on what people can’t do or are not good at or what learning difficulty they have rather than just looking for the best… Continue reading Incorporate learning styles for the multiply personalities

What is the Purple Learning Project?

  Mission “To promote our research and successful learning methods for all students and to make school a happier, creative, more successful and enjoyable place for all students, regardless of their differences” An outreach programme from The Homework Club The Homework Club was founded in February 2009 with the sole purpose of developing a new… Continue reading What is the Purple Learning Project?