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Jan 26, 2021

In this episode I try and explain why Live Zoom Lessons are not the holy grail many people think they are. I also ponder as to why the very people wanting them tend to be the same people that were giving out about screen time in schools a couple of years ago.


Jan 22, 2021

The thing that has struck me most about the debate around the reopening and even the partial reopening of schools is the fact that everyone involved in the discussions, whether it’s the government, the union, or even the various advocacy groups is that all of them share the same goal to get schools open as quickly as...


Jan 20, 2021

What a mess! The last few weeks have shown the worst examples of leadership from people who are supposed to look out for school staff, the pupils and their families. In this episode, I try to explore why we're in this mess and what we need to do to get out of it.


Jan 16, 2021

With one in 50 Irish people contracting COVID19 in the last 2 weeks alone, the tracing service unable to cope with demand and hospitals becoming overwhelmed with COVID19 cases, we need to seriously look at the facts about whether schools are safe right now and make decisions that have impacts well beyond the classroom....


Jan 15, 2021

This is a recording of a short talk I gave at the recent ISAG webinar on school closures, where I gave my experience about working in the system. Apart from having the complete inability to pronounce ISAG properly, I spoke about the reality of remote learning, especially for families who could not access it. I'd highly...