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Dr Naoise OReilly Newstalk The Right Hook Shane Coleman banning homework

Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly on Newstalk’s The Right Hook interviewed live in studio by Shane Coleman this evening renewing call for homework to be banned in schools.

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The Key Building Blocks for Success

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Success for all across the board can seem like the roll of a dice in Las Vegas to many people.  So, what exactly are the success factors in life?  Well, take a closer look at the image Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly made today and start to see some of the elements that can matter a lot in the grand scheme of things.

There are distinct keys and elements that Dr. Naoisé and I focus on.  Believe it or not, psychological success blocks are very real and we deal with them every day with people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities.  The universal themes amongst the human race are startling and failure patterns have been repeated since the beginning of time.

Just like the roll of a dice in a casino there are exact scientific patterns and equations to each of the sides of every dice.  Plus, the specific psychology that coincides with each individual dice just the same as each unique and individual person.  The full range of dynamics are contained within our “Periodic Table of the Development of Results®” better known as “Purple Success®” for short.

Precise success definitions are difficult for people to outline as everybody has their own view, outlook and characterization of achievement.  For some of the people we worked with it was to get an A in a State Examination for the very first time.  Or to make over one point three five million dollars in a small family run business within seventeen days.  Or for others, it was to win Gold Medals at the World Championships.

The truth is that success is no accident.  In fact, your chances of success can be enhanced quickly and easily through Purple Success® because this Method brings it all together.

We have become even more protective of the Methods we have developed in our custom built multi-award winning facilities since attracting the attention of many of the biggest companies in the World with hundreds of thousands of employees.  They simply do not have what we have.

Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly, Expression Developist™ & Marie O’Riordan, Success Developist™   Mentors/Psychological Profilers to Fortune 500 Companies, Gold World Championships Winning Athletes, Royal Family’s Investments etc. can be contacted via The Forever Method® Success@TheForeverMethod.com

15Jul/14Off

See-Saw Learning™

See-Saw Learning

See-Saw Learning

This is why I keep our students doing a "play" program over the summer. There is no point undoing all the progress they have made in a few sort weeks of holidays!

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How Does Confidence Club® Work?

 

Confidence Club

“Confidence Club® is Groundbreaking due to Results We get with People in ridiculously short timescales & because it contains the Holy Grail of CONFIDENCE no-one else achieves for Life as quickly as We do,” Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly

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Using study pictures to stay focused and have structure hints for exams

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Business People & Students Have More in Common Than You Think

You may be under the impression that there is not a lot in common between business people and students.  So, compare a 10-year-old dyslexic student who has specific failing points in school to a company about to close.  One of the first things they have in common is that they feel blocked in and the world is telling them everything they are doing wrong.  They both have lousy reports, feel like they are running out of time and they appear to be putting in huge amounts of effort for very little results.

Now compare a 13-year-old student enjoying new life experiences and demands to a business also having a sudden growth spurt.  The teenager is suddenly part of a much bigger organization of sorts.  They have many skills to learn and new teachers to understand.  We can easily compare this to a business that has abruptly grown with new employees, new products, new research and a lot more people to manage.

Also compare a 15-year-old exam student who has done great and is heading for the final stages of school to a multi million dollar project that needs a very targeted strategy.  You are swiftly deciding what skills you need for your career, which subjects you are going to take forward and how you are going to get there.  With a multi million dollar project you are effectively making all of the same decisions.

You could start to compare a 17-year-old exam student’s overwhelming workload and study schedule to a company that dramatically finds itself in the media spotlight in a positive manner.  Both can quite easily start to hyper ventilate and panic.  We have worked with companies whose telephone lines melted down under the strain and staff were not able to get an available line out of their offices for over a week.

At this stage we wish to point out why life coaching is a waste of time.  Life coaching does not work, cram schools are a waste of money and 99% of private tuition is a very short term solution.  Continuity is vital to sustainability and you must pick up the juggling balls and be prepared to help directly long term when needed, not just at the start.

We profile the elements that matter and create methods around them.  Like how people tick, what they need now and how they need it.  But what is more vital is the strategy that goes with it.  We work with a cross section of people aged from 18 month old toddlers to 72 year olds.  They are from hundreds of different backgrounds worldwide, stages in life and business varieties.

We are strange in that we take on clients for life.  It is very rewarding to start working with people when they are 10 and now I am introducing them to their first real world business internships at 16.  Our stories are no less dramatic in the business world.  When we have gone in to restructure companies that were about to close the doors we still support their growth several years later.  They got out of the red but went through growing pains and we are still needed as a safety net.

Many people say things like “with success comes new challenges and with age comes new issues” but life coaching, cram schools and most private tuition is just short term crisis management that never sticks around long enough to help long term.

Much of our success is down to developing methods that allow us to profile people. Take the 5-year-old with language development issues, the 15-year-old with asperger’s syndrome and the 45-year-old’s business and family issues.  In all of these types of cases we get sonic speed results because we focus on what they need right there and then.  There’s a development path so it is a combination of understanding timescales and our Purple Success™ methods.

Here is a limitation that we have found with traditional education system teachers around the world.  All of our team have been on specific career paths so they can actually write a letter of introduction for a job or a course for a student but most teachers have never done this and most career guidance teachers do not actually have business careers.  Also, schools do not teach goals and goal setting and you are not going anywhere unless you have a goal to achieve.  The real golden nugget is to continually set new goals.

 

Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly & Marie O'Riordan

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5 Years of The Homework Club

17Mar/14Off

St. Patrick’s Day 2014: Ireland the Land of Learners

One of the great difficulties with education is that we attempt to fit everyone into the same box.  It is generally accepted that this does not happen but how else can we effectively teach the masses?  Well, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and all that is Irish this is in fact the first mistake when thinking about teaching.  If we instead focus on the learners, the actual students and look at the world from their perspective we may begin to not only accommodate everybody but have them reach their full potential.  Most of all, even experience these people being happy and enjoying education.

So, if we take the learning nation of Ireland, what are we really like here?  We are a country stockpiled with sociable chatterboxes and have a huge number of successful athletics when you think about the size of this land.  We make an impact wherever we go and we are also very generous philanthropically for the size of Ireland.  We as a race contribute hugely to global charities, peace keeping forces and volunteer work.  We are hugely proud of anything remotely Irish.

So, in simple terms that makes us auditory and kinesthetic learners that need huge amounts of encouragement and praise.  We really care about what everyone else thinks of us.  So like most other parts of the world we are a largely extrovert society.  We need to work with others in social settings and we are very social beings.

The hugely interesting fact about auditory learners is that they do not need to just listen, they need to talk as well.  We all know how much we Irish love to speak.  The idea of us starting school at five and learning to be quiet in a classroom situation is just outright ridiculous.  We must admit that we work our way through so much in Ireland by gossiping. The information overload taxi driver, the restroom queue gossip or the local store conversation. It makes us better able to cope with the legendary Irish rainy weather if nothing else.

One of the real difficulties with being an auditory learner (besides just being in trouble in class for talking all of the time) is the rambling way we work, there is no structure.  This is the most common difficulty that many of our students have, especially all the super talkative kinesthetic boys who are brilliant on the sports field but feel like trash at everything else in school.  They simply have no idea how to structure an answer or to focus their thoughts onto the page at hand.

Sure, for the Irish it is perfectly alright and acceptable to write exactly the way you talk too.  The best way to work with auditory kinesthetic learners is through role play.  This is sociable group work that allows us to talk out scenarios.  We get to put ourselves in the situation and we all do great in this part of oral school examinations.  We are a country filled with bucket loads of generationally provided and divided political views.  It is important for us to get to talk about these at length on a regular basis.

Students almost fall off of their chairs with shock when we ask them what they think or have a personal opinion on, but it is so much easier to write about what you feel especially when this is what matters to you when you are kinesthetic.  Normally boys just get to run this out of their systems on the sports field rather than working through it in english or history class.

It is equally vital to allow us Irish to talk about everything that matters to us in our own unique way.  The Irish have a great gift of the gab, the wit that has a name for every object, landmark and sculpture.  We talk about creativity and innovation, this is a wonderful example of innovation with words.  We can express any situation as a joke.  We have always been gifted story tellers and can spin any yarn.

We are also hugely competitive, hence our many sporting heroes, the mark we leave whatever we set our minds to.  Competition is such a great way to inject energy into any learning environment too.

There is a pride deeply engrained in the Irish and as a result we can never cope with being made a fool of in public.  We may try to joke our way out of any situation but it hurts deeply.  Everyone we have ever spoken to in this country has a school story where they lost face and they have never forgotten it.  This is why we have to focus on the learners always, the real people we are helping to grow and develop.  Everyone is different but we all fall into patterns of behavior that can be accommodated.  You can't just take an education model from one country to another and expect it to work, especially since the models are always developed for the teachers and governments not the students.  There are very simple patterns and learning styles but you have to look for them and you have to use each nations strengths and values to achieve what is important for them, even the Irish.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the island of saints and scholars.

Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly & Marie O'Riordan

 

19Aug/13Off

Leaving Cert results 2013, A year later – the transformation of The Homework Club to Confidence Club

So it is one year on - our first state exams results since transforming The Homework Club into Confidence Club and I have been asking myself what are the real results?

In the past I found myself dancing around the real issues with students - as parents and students alike thought they were attending some form of "grind school" we spent more time by stealth in the background getting to the real reasons behind what was going on ... it was often a case of me waiting for an opportunity in the hall to chat casually to a student or waiting for the chance when a parent collected their charge.

Now it is all a lot more straight forward and upfront - which means less time waiting for the chance to talk about what is really happening. All too often the maths result or other challenge is just a factor in what is really happening in a young persons life.

This means a year later I can say that we have worked with real people, real problems and in record time. Many of the students I have met have required no more help from me or my team after the initial hour and a half meeting. Their whole lives have improved not just the "maths problem" or the "english essay rows". The time my team have spent in peoples house has been less that we would have needed in the school for greater return.

All round as what we do is not conventional in anyway it didn't make sense to continue with a conventional school model. I felt often that we had a revolving door as we got results too quickly and now we get them even quicker with a wider spectrum of people.

Another change for me is that I have often felt that we work with students that everyone else has washed their hands of - now we work with the really outside the box stories that no one has thought of! I truly enjoy the challenge and nothing has ever shocked me. I think there is no way now we can be seen as a simple "grind school".

I'm looking forward to what this year brings and all the amazing young people I will meet along the way.

Dr. Naoisé

Expression Developist™

4Jan/13Off

Helping Dyslexics to write within an hour

Even if I don't want to be pigeon-holed as a dyslexic specialist I can't help but attract many dyslexic students to help! I currently work with a range of dyslexic students from the ages of 5 to 55.

It is an absolute joy to see someone effortless write their first page in an hour. I remember only too well how hard it was for me!

 

 

Introduction

Welcome to the Confidence Club

One step closer to fulfilling a personal dream of mine - "to make school a happier, creative, more successful and enjoyable place for all students, regardless of their differences"... Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly

There is always a balance between making long term changes in education and supporting those people currently in the system!

One of the many reasons why Students attending The Homework Club become so successful is because of the awareness they have of their own Potential, Personality and Learning Style and how these effect their own educational success. Every Student at The Homework Club is set-up to work to their best abilities within the environment through an initial interview.

The Confidence Club now offers this service to everybody, especially those restricted through distance and who aren't able to attend our classes at The Homework Club.

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