This month, the first collection of creative writing from CTYI(Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland) is published. The anthology, Words To Tie To Bricks, was put together in an intensive writing workshop that took part during the 2013 summer programme and includes a range of poetry, prose and drama from fifteen teenage […]

Words To Tie To Bricks

The recent case of a divorcing couple has garnered some attention because of an unusual ruling which a High Court judge had to make in the case. In his judgement, Justice Hogan ruled that a 12 year old boy should attend a private school. (disclaimer: I teach in a fee-charging school) […]

Are Gifted Children Better Off in Private Schools?

David McWilliams is an economist who resisted buying into the Celtic Tiger mentality and saw the boom for what it was; a house build on debt. He has written several books which could loosely be called ‘pop economics’ and as an economics graduate myself I have found myself in agreement […]

Lance the Myths of Giftedness