what people say


The session was “outstanding, in its inspirational impact.”
Delegate at Science Teaching and Learning Conference, NSLC

Very, very interesting. A real eye-opener. My most useful session.
Delegate at Science NQT conference at SLC West Midlands

Fantastic and inspirational! Paul’s enthusiasm was infectious.
NSLC Primary science course, Belfast

A few years ago, in my previous capacity as Chair of ASE’s Primary Committee, I booked Paul as the presenter of the Primary Lecture at our Annual Conference. Audience feedback was excellent and I received a flurry of emails requesting his contact details. Paul not only entertained us with the ‘wow’ factor he also practically exemplified his considerable knowledge of how children learn science, which has informed my subsequent work and that of colleagues. Paul definitely inspired us to ‘think differently’.
Liz Lawrence, former Chair of ASE’s Primary Committee

Paul McCrory was truly inspirational – reminded me what it was all about!
From keynote at Primary Science Conference, NSLC

I really enjoyed today. I have learned lots of new ideas that I will look forward to planning for with my class.
Lorraine Devlin, Our Lady of Lourdes P.S., NSLC Primary science course Omagh

Absolutely fabulous – outlines a number of techniques that I know I am already using, but shows me how I can more effectively use them in my teaching.
Teacher at St Malachy’s College, Belfast

It made me think of my teaching in a different way.
Delegate at Science NQT conference at SLC West Midlands

A truly brilliant day – has re-ignited an enthusiasm for science. Will definitely be more confident to do this in school.
W Sweeney, St Theresa’s P.S., NSLC Primary science course Omagh

Eye opening approach to teaching science. Inspiring.
NSLC Primary science course, Antrim

A very worthwhile, enjoyable day with practical help which can be taken back to the class.
Ciara Bradley, St Patrick’s P.S., Gortin, NSLC Primary science course Omagh

Paul McCrory has a lot to say about teaching.  His perspective makes an original contribution to the debate about the skills of the teacher and draws extensively upon experience of observing, deconstructing and providing high quality CPD.
His assertion that teachers are better at teaching motivated pupils than at motivating pupils is as powerful as it is uncomfortable.  However, what Paul has done is to assert that the skills used by outstanding teachers are not only susceptible to analysis but can then be acquired by many other people.  Furthermore he has then proved this assertion by developing a whole taxonomy of powerful strategies.  Teachers that listen to Paul, follow what he says and put it into practice are well down the road to becoming better teachers.
Ed Walsh, Cornwall Learning

I would highly recommend this course to all Primary School teachers.
Bronagh Carey, St Columbcille’s P.S., Carrickmore, NSLC Primary science course Omagh

Excellent presentation – motivating , enthusing, inspiring and reassuring.
NSLC Primary science course, Belfast