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

The Homework Club’s journey into Confidence Club

As We re-locate to Dublin City Centre this August it seems a good time to reflect on All that We have created and achieved here at The Homework Club in just over 3 years.  Our main purpose for re-locating is to have access to many more Students and to focus on what We really love… Continue reading The Homework Club’s journey into Confidence Club

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

DNA extraction of a kiwi plant in The Homework Club kitchen

Lesson devised by Graham Huges who has taught maths, science, computers and biology at The Homework Club for the last two years. Graham Hughes is studying a PhD in Bioinformatics at UCD. He is interested in Science, particularly biology and believes with the correct approach, science can be made accessible and enjoyable to all students. Graham also works on… Continue reading DNA extraction of a kiwi plant in The Homework Club kitchen

3 Year Irish Education Study Identifies Links Between Gifted Teenage Schoolchildren Battling Depression & The Mocks

3 Year Irish Education Study Identifies Links Between Gifted Teenage Schoolchildren Battling Depression & The Mocks (Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland, Monday January 23rd 2012). The results of a 3 year Study by Irish Educationalist, Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly, reveal a number of links between the rate of depression & gifted teenagers whose talents may or may not… Continue reading 3 Year Irish Education Study Identifies Links Between Gifted Teenage Schoolchildren Battling Depression & The Mocks

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?

Benefits of Poetry For Kids

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. For many young students the idea of reading an entire book is terrifying. Even the idea of starting… Continue reading Benefits of Poetry For Kids