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? 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 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
Making myself Obsolete It’s that time of the year for education in the Northern Hemisphere. A time I always reflect not only on all my student’s progress but my own. This time last year I’d just really embarked on the journey to a be a writer. To fulfil a dream. To pour myself into books… Continue reading 10 year Journey Naoise O’Reilly
Dr Naoise O’Reilly Work and Research Areas
Setting Goals and Intentions with Children Why is it a good idea to get into the practice of setting goals with children? 1: It allows you to feel in control of your life from a young age. Some personalities need to feel in control of their lives more than others. This can be… Continue reading How to set goals and intentions with Children
How do you feel when your life is out of balance? What are the signs of your life being out of Balance? Here are 7 key areas to look for tells in your life. They cross all areas of your life from work to relationships. How do you react to interruptions? How do you benchmark… Continue reading Signs Your Life is Out of Balance and What To Do About It?
What matters most in educational development? Nature or Nurture? That age-old debate of what makes us who we are? How much of ourselves is down to genes, parents or environment? How much is learned? What are Nature and Nurture?: I have always been obsessed with two aspects of the people I… Continue reading What matters most in educational development nature or nurture
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!
WHY UNCONDITIONAL LOVE IS SO IMPORTANT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT? Defining unconditional love: What is unconditional love? It’s knowing that someone loves you no matter what you do, who you are, what choices you make in life, what you get right or wrong. Their support is fundamentally guaranteed. This type of love and support matters… Continue reading Why Unconditional love is so important in Child Development