Monthly Archives: February 2011

So much has happened over the last two months that I thought I would just scribble a few points, more as an overview to myself but also as way of encouraging anyone else to get involved in what ever way they can, wherever they can. The  initiatives below are just […]

Captain’s Log – Star Date 25-02-2011

For years, the government has ignored what can only be described as the ‘plight’ of Exceptionally Able children in Irish classrooms.  The NCCA did its bit by producing the Draft Guidelines.  However, there was never a wholesale attempt to develop those aspects of teacher training and practice across the school […]

Gifted Children Recognised!

OK..I’ll probably get it in the ear for using the term but it’s a word that usually grabs everyones attention.  So here is my page on what ‘genius’ is or isn’t, along with the definitions and terminology used.  I’ll keep it simple because that is how Einstein said it should be. […]


More stream of consciousness stuff but it does go somewhere…. In Ireland, we have a saying – ‘you’re thick’ meaning ‘you’re stupid’. It’s not very pleasant at all, despite often being said with jocularity. Of course a teacher would stomp on any reference to this is a class (and most […]

National Gifted Education Awareness Day & EU Talent Day