Anseo.net has grown from humble beginnings as a basic resource-sharing web site in April 2005 before becoming one of the first educational blogs in Ireland by 2007. Today, the web site enjoys well over a million visits per year from all over the world.  The editors are practicing primary school teachers,  writing about issues in education that they are passionate about.

Anseo.net enjoys a great relationship with schools, agencies and businesses. We are always happy to give advice and we specialise in the areas of educational technology, visual arts, maths and emotional intelligence. In order to keep our web site up and running, and to offset the costs associated with this, we allow businesses to purchase advertising space. However, we do not affiliate ourselves with any business in particular.

If you would like to write about anything relating to primary education, let us know. We’ve already had several teachers contributing to our site and we’re always on the look for more.

Rozz Lewis qualified as a primary school teacher in 2003. Since then, she has taught in various settings such as disadvantaged, special school setting, denominational and rural. She was a school principal for 5 years and was delighted to return to teaching in Portlaoise Educate Together in 2013 where she has set currently works in a support role.

Outside of her teaching role, she has trained and worked on a number of educational projects with the PDST, INTO, NCTE and local Education Centres. She has designed and delivered courses in the area of literacy, educational technology, SPHE, Emotional Intelligence and Visual Arts. She recently qualified as an Aistear tutor and facilitates online professional development technology course for the PDST. She has worked as a tutor with Hibernia College in the areas of Literacy, Visual Arts and SPHE since 2008.

Within the community of Carlow, she teaches creative writing and performance to young adults in conjunction with the Carlow Youth Services. She spent time as fellow at the Writing Institute in Maynooth University this summer, developing her pedagogical knowledge of writing in the classroom. She loves being a teacher and her passion is helping children and teachers learn to learn to love learning.

Simon Lewis is the principal of Carlow Educate Together National School. Over the last 15 years, he has given talks and courses to teachers, agencies and businesses in all aspects of ICT in education. He also works with universities and colleges through lecturing and supervising theses. Simon has worked with several agencies to advise on their use of ICT including the NIPT, Educate Together, Hibernia College and INTO. He has also authored and contributed to a number of educational books and magazines and educational software.

Simon has designed a number of web sites and has won several awards, including Scoilnet Star Sites and Edublog Awards. He also guest writes for several agencies including Teachnet. Simon also runs Mash.ie, a website that encourages teachers to share their resources and ideas online. Outside of the education sphere, Simon enjoys running and poetry but not at the same time.

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