Author Archives: Niall

About Niall

I am a twenty-something tech-guy from Ireland. I like music and books and films and computers in that order. I also enjoy a good beer and a bad joke. I have played guitar and bass in a number of bands around Dublin for what has recently passed 10 years. I am looking for something new to say...

School Daze Part 4: Technical Difficulties

This post has been sitting as a draft since the start of our last week in the school.  I have completed it today, and I will be posting a follow-up with some of my thoughts about the project in the … Continue reading

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An Important Milestone

Given the last few posts, you’d be forgiven for thinking that I spend most of my time in the classroom trying to wrest the tattered remains of my sanity from a horde of unruly kids; In reality, most of my … Continue reading

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School Daze Part Three: The Storm

When the gods want to mock us, they grant our wishes.  I had said to myself “I wish I had more time with a class”, and, well, I got it.  One bright Friday morning, the headmaster approached Helen and myself … Continue reading

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School Daze Part 2: The Calm

After a week with the computers, I was beginning to feel like I wasn’t in a school, despite the scream mass of childer running around me at break times.  I said to our headmaster that I’d like to spend a … Continue reading

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School Daze: Part 1

I’d like to share some of the teaching experiences that I’ve had so far.  I’ll preface this by saying that the last time I was in a primary school class was during a week of community care way back during … Continue reading

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This is Cape Town, izzit?

It’s a week since we arrived in Cape Town.  Athlone to be precise… We’ve spent this past week getting to know our project and our host family and learning how to say baie lekker, a phrase we’ve had to make ample … Continue reading

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Take one step. Then another. Repeat.

All things considered, I could be feeling a lot worse right now.  When I stand up, I hobble a few steps before my legs remember how to walk, but that’s it.  Once I’m moving, I can keep moving, and I’ve … Continue reading

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