Mastering Multiplication Tables: Unlocking Confidence and Success in Mathematics

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’ve ever watched your child struggle with times tables, you’re not alone. As a seasoned educator with over 30 years of experience, I’ve seen firsthand the challenges kids face when it comes to mastering multiplication tables. That’s why I’m excited to let you know about a game-changing solution: the “Master Your Multiplication Tables in […]

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Boosting Your Child's Grades

Why reading notes isn’t boosting your child’s grades

Reading Time: 4 minutes They are reading all of the notes from their teacher – why isn’t it boosting your child’s grades? Do you wonder why reading notes isn’t boosting your child’s grades? As parents, seeing your child dedicate countless hours to studying without the anticipated improvement in exam results can be both frustrating and disheartening. This scenario is

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Navigating the Poetry Section: Selecting and Remembering Quotations for Your Leaving Certificate Exam

Reading Time: 5 minutes As the 2024 Leaving Certificate exams draw nearer, students are now ramping up their efforts in revision. In the English LC exam, one of the most important aspects of answering poetry questions successfully is selecting and remembering quotations that are relevant in supporting your arguments. As you practise past paper questions, you will find that

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Is Learning is Like a Big Baggy ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Jumper?

Reading Time: 6 minutes   We all have one. You know the type – one of those great, big, loose, baggy jumpers (or sweaters, if you prefer) that we just love to wear because it is so comfortable.  Is learning a bit like a big, baggy ‘one-size-fits-all’ jumper that is wide enough to suit everyone and anyone? Some people

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Supercharge Study Sessions: Mastering Effective Note-Taking for Exam Students

Reading Time: 4 minutes You know the story – a busy classroom, a teacher giving a fast-paced lesson and students are trying to scribble down every word the teacher says. It’s an all-to-familiar scene and perfectly sums up the struggles faced by students when it comes to effective note-taking. In this digital age, where information is overflowing from our

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When Multiplication Tables Give Kids a Hard Time

Reading Time: 3 minutes  What is the difficulty with times tables? What do you do when multiplication tables give kids a hard time? When it comes to maths, multiplication tables are like the puzzle pieces that make everything fit together. But what happens when those puzzle pieces are missing? Well, that’s when kids start to face a whole load

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How to read your child's school report blog post by Emerald Education

How to Read Your Child’s School Report

Reading Time: 5 minutes   How to Read Your Child’s School Report: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Supporting Academic  Progress   It is that time of year when you will receive your child’s end-of-year report. But do you really know how to read your child’s school report? School reports are an important insight into your child’s academic progress

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