Education


By Hook Or By Crook You Shall Go To The (Freshers) Ball: Predicted Grades and some thoughts on LC 2020 – Part 3

It is important to remember the purpose of the Leaving Certificate examination (versus the course) when trying to consider whether ...
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Not What I Was Expecting: Predicted grades and other thoughts on Leaving Certificate 2020: Part 2

Trigger warning aside, I wasn’t expecting such a positive response to Part 1. But this one is a harder read. Seriously ...
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The CAT SAT on the MAT: Predicted grades and other thoughts on Leaving Certificate 2020: Part 1

I have made one deliberate assumption in all of this; that everyone wants what is the best for all students, ...
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The hardest Covid19 decision for the Irish government is the State exams.

Wild, unfounded claims I’m not an epidemiologist but let me make some wild unfounded claims like everyone else. This is not ...
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Minister’s decision means Geography is already disappearing from schools.

The Minister for Education asked the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) to review the place of history in ...
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Carl’s Curriculum Caper!

Things that keep me up at night During the banking collapse we heard about the ‘golden circle’ of investors who ...
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Tom’s Terrible Take

The Junior Cycle Framework (, and revised ) is the outcome of qualitative research carried out initially in 1999 (yup, ...
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Good God Gary!

The Irish Times published an article on Tuesday 26th March which gave space to Mary O’Rourke and Dr. Gary Granville to ...
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Dear Ed….

So, I wrote to Ed Byrne, President of the ASTI, during the week of the latest ballot. It was my ...
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Teach Anyway

Teachers, You will be told that your holidays are too long; teach anyway. You will be told that you must ...
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