Yearly Archives: 2013

Gifted Students-Maynooth 2013 Reading Linda Silverman Giftedness 101 (The Psych 101 Series) Susan Wibebrenner & Dina Brulles   The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All [With CDROM] Susan Winebrenner Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom Joan Freeman GIFTED CHILDREN GROWN UP (NACE/Fulton Publication) […]

NUIM PDE Presentation 13th March 2013

The title is otherwise known as the Einstein Principle – a scientific theory should be simple, but no simpler. What if their was a simple formula to teaching and learning? What if there was a simple formula for getting students to learn?There’s an interesting phrase – ‘getting students to learn‘; really what […]

Simple, But No Simpler

The title is a quote is from Erich Fromm. It says a lot about why I do what I do. It’s now just over two years since I established Gifted and Talented Ireland as a blog to front my advocacy efforts on the needs of gifted children. There have been […]

Being Here Is Not Enough

Seth Godin has a trippy blog and a few other sites. He has written 12 bestsellers that have been translated into 33 languages. I’ve been reading Linchpin and quite enjoying some of the messages he offers about being an artist at whatever you do. Anyway, all was well and good until […]

Sething It All Wrong

This is one of those posts that teachers might take badly. If you think that’s you, go away now. So, there I was giving a talk loosely entitled ‘Teaching in the Geography Classroom’ to 3rd year undergraduate students in Maynooth. I present this talk every year and broadly speaking, it’s […]

Where’s Your Teaching-Mojo?