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Dec 21, 2020

Just what you need for your drive home for Christmas, another 2020 review! I've compiled 20 moments in primary education in 2020 and look forward to next year and my hopes for 2021.

Sit back, relax...actually, this won’t be relaxing, so just sit back and grimace your way through the top 20 moments in primary education...


Dec 13, 2020

This episode is about a school. A school where over 10% of their pupils have had a positive diagnosis of COVID19. A school where its Board decided that they needed to close the building to stop the spread of the virus. A school that was then told to open back up on Monday morning. And apart from the question as to...


Dec 11, 2020

In case you missed it, today has been designated GRMA day, a day dreamed up to make people say thank you to people working in schools over the last number of months. The idea is that at 11am on Friday, everyone in schools is being asked to play a video where various people are going to thank teachers, SNAs, secretaries,...


Dec 3, 2020

Back in my day, the only way we learned our tables was by learning them off by heart. The motivation of doing so was to avoid being humiliated by your teacher and class. Some of you are old enough to remember games like the “Stand Up, Sit down” game where the goal is to remain standing by answering a maths fact....


Dec 1, 2020

I often compare the Primary Education System to the decorations you find in the attic. Every time you try to untangle a knot, a new knot appears and after a while, you just chuck them over the tree and hope nobody notices the mess. The problem is that I've never managed to make that analogy in December. Until today....