Parents have become obsessed with labels, not solutions

Parents have become obsessed with labels, not solutions   There is nothing like working on a passion for a decade to give you perspective, mine is literacy. Besides how much I’ve learnt since those early days, 10 years ago last month, when I got the keys to my own school. I’ve seen a frightening trend… Continue reading Parents have become obsessed with labels, not solutions

What factors affect how well we do in exams?

What factors affect how well we do in exams?   You would think it is all down to how much time you spend swatting in your bedroom.   There are in fact 8 main factors that affect exam performance   Subject Knowledge – Yes how much context you remember. You increase the content you remember… Continue reading What factors affect how well we do in exams?

Mocks and the sky falling in, Chicken Licken Syndrome

Mocks and the sky falling in, Chicken Licken Syndrome   Sometimes I ask why do we do the mocks? In fact, in recent years I have charted that where I have students in schools which don’t do the mocks, they perform better in the leaving certificate in a few months time. Why? Because they don’t… Continue reading Mocks and the sky falling in, Chicken Licken Syndrome