Thoughts on Ruairí Quinn's Plan for Literacy and Numeracy

Ruairí Quinn has figured out how we can improve literacy and numeracy standards in primary schools across the country.  Since the PISA reports damned our education system in late 2010, a number of solutions were offered to our Minister.  Many organisations suggested that we train up teachers and trainee-teachers in more modern teaching methodologies. Some … Read moreThoughts on Ruairí Quinn's Plan for Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy through Science (Prim-Ed)

Let’s take two reasonably unrelated subjects – English and Science – and integrate them. Welcome to “Literacy through Science”, the brainchild of Tricia Callella and Marilyn Marks, who have written this series for Prim-Ed.  Does it work?   The answer is a definitive yes.  However, it really depends what subject you’re teaching, how you’re teaching … Read moreLiteracy through Science (Prim-Ed)

Literacy through Science (Prim-Ed)

Let’s take two reasonably unrelated subjects – English and Science – and integrate them. Welcome to “Literacy through Science”, the brainchild of Tricia Callella and Marilyn Marks, who have written this series for Prim-Ed.  Does it work?   The answer is a definitive yes.  However, it really depends what subject you’re teaching, how you’re teaching … Read moreLiteracy through Science (Prim-Ed)

National Geographic teaming up with Promethean

The following is a press release. National Geographic and Promethean unleash the power of nature in classrooms country-wide Today Promethean, a global leader in education technology solutions, introduces National Geographic Young Explorer ActivLessons; a series of interactive whiteboard lessons designed specifically for pupils in junior infants, senior infants and first class. Engineered to expand and … Read moreNational Geographic teaming up with Promethean

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