Top 10 Reasons Why Students Don’t Go to School

I recently read a very striking article which outlined how people don’t go to school because of war, Ebola or simply because they are girls. We are all familiar with the story of how a schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for continuing to exercise her right to education. These… Continue reading Top 10 Reasons Why Students Don’t Go to School

Dr Naoise O’Reilly Methods Development and Purple Success:™

In February 2009 I started a school, The Homework Club® as what I saw as my lab space in order to develop new teaching methods and understanding of learning. Since then through a number of projects these are the methods and theories that I have developed: Purple Learning Project®: Understanding of setting up educational environments… Continue reading Dr Naoise O’Reilly Methods Development and Purple Success:™

St. Patrick’s Day 2014: Ireland the Land of Learners

One of the great difficulties with education is that we attempt to fit everyone into the same box.  It is generally accepted that this does not happen but how else can we effectively teach the masses?  Well, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and all that is Irish this is in fact the first mistake when… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day 2014: Ireland the Land of Learners

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

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