Response to Highly Damaging TEDx “No Learning Styles” Talk

  I am genuinely horrified at the support this recent TEDx talk has received.  I feel it is the biggest regression in education in 100 years.  As someone who has successfully worked with thousands of students internationally, and got them all to high achieving results and a sense of belonging in academia, I cannot stand… Continue reading Response to Highly Damaging TEDx “No Learning Styles” Talk

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

Leonardo Da Vinci appeared to suffer from ADHD – how much more could he have achieved in his lifetime?

Leonardo Da Vinci appears to display all the traits of having had ADHD. For me having this condition is an effect of so much happening below the surface and Da Vinci demonstrates this better for me than many of the modern people who are rolled out as examples to others. It is long thought that… Continue reading Leonardo Da Vinci appeared to suffer from ADHD – how much more could he have achieved in his lifetime?

Puppet Workshop – creating characters with stories

This lesson is created by Sinead Cunningham who is an Arts facilitator. As a practising Artist she creates an abundance of crafts, paintings and also makes music. Her Art is ever evolving so to find out more follow her Facebook Page Puppet Workshop Puppetry is a great way of creating a story and literally building a character.… Continue reading Puppet Workshop – creating characters with stories

Ireland as a land of Learners

One of the great difficulties of education is we try to fit everyone in to the same box – it’s generally accepted that this doesn’t happen but – there’s the “but” how else can we teach the masses? Well that’s the 1st mistake – thinking about the “teaching”. If we instead look at the learners – the… Continue reading Ireland as a land of Learners

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?

The Value of Going Back to Basics

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. The Value of Going Back to Basics It might seem counterintuitive, but sometimes in order to help a… Continue reading The Value of Going Back to Basics