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The Right Hook Newstalk – Banning homework Dr Naoisé O’Reilly

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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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CBS: San Francisco Psychology Expert Advises Students To Pick What They’re Good At

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Link to C.B.S. News San Francisco Bay Area Psychology story on my work featured November 2014:

Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly

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Purple Profiling™ & My Business Hat

It might seem odd to combine Business and Education but then I'm not your typical educationalist - in fact that is why I had to devise a new term and genre, Expression Developist™. 

For me success is all held in the key to being able to be the best of yourself and express the person you truly wish to be!

Recently someone told me that,

"When I speak with you I feel that you are looking into my soul and it is so liberating."

The important point for me here is not just that I can see people's true potential inside but that it is ok for me to do this. People feel safe and trust that there will be no judgement of their crazy ideas and dreams. I have been told repeatedly by clients that "you give me permission to be myself" and recently in the pub when I was asked what I do and groaned... a friend stepped in and described what I do for me .. I hate the question "what do you do?" I was described as having "an aerial view brian" that can see where everyone is, the best thing they should be doing and how to go about doing it.

This is why we can together to blow it out of the water with The Forever Method. We combine our expertise, mine being how people tick to have them excel in as short a time as possible! For me this is why I can combine my work in Purple Profiling with the genius of The Forever Method because both are results driven and get those amazing results in the shortest timescale humanly manageable! For me it doesn't matter if I am working with an 18 month old small person or a 72 year old big person. The end result is the same - for them to truly Express themselves to Success!

Some of our resent success stories and media coverage are below

David did 6 figures in 7 days to beat entire 2012 in just a week after Marie & Dr. Naoisé of The Forever Method

 

CBS Money Watch also featured Our Client David & Us after His financial success in just 7 days with The Forever Method

CBS Money Watch

Our Client David & Us featured on ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS etc. since His massive success within 7 days of working with Us

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We made Top News Story in Business & Leadership

 

RTÉ Nationwide National T.V. Show on Marie O’Riordan & Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly transforming the World of business

 

Our Biographies at The Forever Method

30Nov/12Off

A Year in Perspective – 2012

I encourage everyone to do this - What did I learn this year? What did I do? One of my Idols Francoise Dolto ran a radio program across France for years, she was a household name, a little like our own Gay Byrne... but she would never accept people phoning in to ask questions. She insisted that everyone wrote in as she believed that by sitting down to write you were half way to working out the problem for yourself. The act of writing the letter had made you think about the situation in the same way I reflect every year! This is the key to development. You have to constantly think about where you have come from and where you are going....

January - I started the year with a full page in the Irish Examiner on Homework... A topic I was to be later introduced in November as a "leading expert on." This was never an aspiration of mine... it wasn't in the PhD! But  you can't start a year much better than a whole page in a National newspaper :-) The Homework Club was three which passed in a haze of activity!

February - This was the formation month of the Confidence Club and we were set to work in the background on the logo, web design and all the rest.

March - I wrote The The Purple View to start to bring all the methods and research of the last three years of the Homework Club together. 

One review for the book Review for The Purple View

I didn't go to Oprah for the sake of the school and the students .. accepting the opportunity would have meant upending the terms and evaluations of the mocks - when the results can out in August and September I was really happy with my decision! We also started the use of "sound" research in the background to put into place for May and June when everyone would be really stressed! We had a sound guru come to explain to the whole team what the difference frequencies of music do to our brain. I have now taken the work to use on ADD and Aspergers students to create outlets for stress. We are also using meditation to help with Confidence!

April - I was back on the radio to support French parents who were boycotting homework in France - French Primary school students are not suppose to get any! I couldn't agree more. There really is more to everyone's life than homework.

May - This was the start of the methods and environment creation going outside The Homework Club. I was part of a business workshop in Cork where we set up the room and the experence to suit all the different learning styles in the room! Really exciting to see the environment created for adults!

June - it goes without saying that the whole time all of these other "highlights" were taking place I was still running a school and looking after a large amount of students. We had survived the character crushing season of the mocks and were now in the throws of the exams. I had high hopes for everyone and though to be honest for the first time ever there were a few people who were so borderline we had to put all our efforts into keeping everyone positive. I think it was the worst year to sit the leaving in decades but everyone got through! and even the people who we worried most about made it on to a course ... a path for the future! We packed up the school, The Homework Club which was a hugely emotional time for everyone involved but I feel it was time to move on to the next stage and keep developing. 

July - no work as I got married! Though I did wake up on the morning of my birthday with the term Expression Developist™ - I don't fit in anyone else's box so I made a new one ...

August - I came back to head straight off to the London Olympics ... it was the most fantastic experience to be in London for this special occasion... I learnt so much and filled note books on what I saw which will all go towards the new book. For me it did inspire!

August also saw the start of the Confidence Club and being able to support students across the planet not just in a small area of Dublin...I also started formally working in the business world using my own brand of profiling to reinvent business people, Purple Profiling. This has meant me working across the globe and has increased my understanding of how the patterns I saw in a school in Blanchardstown are universal for all ages, cultures and environments! I can't wait to write the book! Of course the Leaving cert results were amazing - and I always wish I could tell the stories of determination and success. 

September - My favourite time of the year as it is Fringe Season! I had a ball as usual and my favourite show was "I'm not ADHD I'm just Bold". This was the month of the amazing Junior Cert Results - I see every year that it makes such a difference when we start working with people younger. We can really set people up for life rather than trying to get them through and find all the alternative paths ... It felt like together we had proven everyone wrong about what dyslexics in particular can and can't do!

I was part of my first training session at Croke Park and mentored my first athletes "outside" of the school environment .. setup the workshop environment for a training session at the University of Limerick... all really exciting on top of the Confidence Club and Business Profiling that has been ongoing since August!

October- Wrote a book proposal for the new book and am actively seeking a publisher! It seemed to be photo competition season... my other passion in life - I also finished a painting! It seemed to help me think away from the computer or pen! It's been about putting everything together that I have learnt to date...

November - Saw a return to radio a year since I had first started the debate on homework. There has been a radical change in how we now approach it too - since I haven't got it abolished yet, I'm working directly with parents to make it doable and reduce the time and stress spent on it. If you can't beat it conquer it! I also had several meetings that it has felt like I have spent two years prepping and working myself up to. I was filmed by RTE television as part of program to be aired in January ... This month has felt like the setup for next year!

December - will be London 12 12 12  .....

 

My Year Dr. Naoisé now an Expression Developist™ 

 

2Sep/12Off

Zero Quality Assurance in Leaving Cert Exam Corrections says Leading Academic

Zero Quality Assurance in Leaving Cert Exam Corrections says Leading Academic

 

(Dublin, Ireland, Monday September 3rd 2012).

 

A leading academic has finally been able to prove over the weekend that Ireland’s leaving cert students have been set up to fail due to being left on borderline marks that can make the difference between passing or failing and getting a higher grade.

 

Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly Ph.D is concerned that she has witnessed categorical proof that there’s no consistency within the exam papers which leads to a domino effect and ‘it’s pot luck on how well you do overall in the exams.’

 

The Irish woman says, ‘sure this is going to rock the boat but I’m used to starting national debates and young people’s lives are being messed with here.  Afterall, parents and students don’t have a voice and the majority of teachers I speak with tell me they’re afraid to go out on a limb and stick their neck out.’

 

A simply algorithm could have changed all this and Dr. O’Reilly says, ‘in fact I wrote an algorithm that has been working successfully in an Irish 3rd level institution for a number of years now.’

 

Dr. O’Reilly started computer programming aged 8 despite being written off all the way through school due to a severe learning difficulty.

 

Naoisé looks forward to meeting the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn later this month and putting a case before him for a decentralised process where schools have more responsibility for the exam process and there can be exceptional quality assurance in place to prevent any inconsistencies.

 

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31May/12Off

Confidence Club Workshop August 2012 – Primary to Secondary School Transition

Throughout work at The Homework Club for over 3 years we have become Experts in the challenges faced by students making a smooth transition from Primary school to Secondary. We have run a Workshop previously that has included much of the personality therory and learning style methods to enable students to be able to develop into the best learners so they can achieve their true educational potential starting Secondary school.

As the academic year progresses we will be running a variety of Workshops to suit the needs of students from 5 years of age right through to third level education at the times we know they need our support and unique skills to get the best from their potential.

The focus of the Confidence Club is now much broader and we wish students to learn a whole variety of new skills including networking, social, self branding, online profiling and media skills to allow them to start to develop their own careers at a much earlier age - we feel many people don't learn the skills they need for real life within the school system, while others feel they "fail" school and struggle to find their path in life. We would argue that school fails these students and that we need to teach people a much more modern skill set for modern success in todays world.

As with all our courses the places will be strictly limited to 10 and there will be an inital interview process to allow us to personalise each Workshop for the students attending. Everything we do is set up to work at 100+%. We achieve this by having a one to one interview and evaluation with the learner so they feel part of the process from the beginning. We set the goals and learning style for each particpant. Awareness of yourself is a key element of our success.

If you wish to enrol in our Workshop for this August - it will take place the weekend before the state schools recommence - allowing the students to put their new found skills into immediate practice and experience the results.

Please complete the appointment form for inclusion.

 

 

12Mar/12Off

Announcing Our Newest Service

No matter where you are in the world you can be part of the Confidence Club from the comfort of your own home through Skype or Phone. If you are Dublin based you can of course choose to have a face to face consultation.

Book an appointment now!

Introduction to the Confidence Club

5Mar/12Off

Want to really achieve your educational potential?

Want to really achieve your educational potential? This is a YouTube introduction to our new project developed over the last 3 years years at The Homework Club by Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly.

Want to really achieve your educational potential?

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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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