Anseo.net has grown from humble beginnings as a basic blog to a fully-featured monthly magazine-style web site with well over a million visits per year. The basic premise of Anseo.net is opinion. The editors are practicing primary school teachers, and alongside our contributors, we write about things in education that we are passionate about. Sometimes we are controversial but we’re always honest. We always look for feedback and we’re always learning from it. It therefore goes without saying that all opinions expressed are of a personal opinion and do not represent any of the organisations that we work with.
Anseo.net enjoys a great relationship with several schools and businesses. Teachers often email the editors for advice on all things education. Businesses who support Anseo.net’s work include Prim-Ed, Hitachi, Smart Technologies, Epson, IMEX, Jenny Mosely Consultancies and many more. You’ll often find companies quoting from our reviews of products.
Anseo.net has two editors, Simon and Rozz Lewis.
Simon Lewis is a former computer science graduate who decided to become a teacher after the dotcom bubble burst in 2000. Through a series of fortunate events, Simon qualified in the UK, passed his SCG and settled in Carlow, where he is now the principal of Carlow Educate Together National School.
Simon gives talks and courses to teachers in all aspects of ICT in education. He is a Google Certified Teacher and aims to create lots of tools for teachers to help them get the best of Google’s products. His main interests at the moment are Cloud Computing, Blogging and using ICT as a learning tool effectively.
Simon has designed lots of web sites. He has won several awards for his web sites, including Scoilnet Star Sites and Edublog Awards. He also writes a number of educational and other blogs on lots of different platforms depending on his needs. Anseo.net is his most popular.
When the .ie people allowed him to purchase SimonLewis.ie, he did so because there are a few Simon Lewis’ in Ireland, and he didn’t want them taking his name in vain.
Rozz Lewis came into teaching after completing a Masters in Greek and Roman civilisation. Because being an expert on Jupiter’s lifestyle has limited career opportunities, Rozz tried teaching out for size and found the job of her dreams. After qualifying she began her career in Athy, Co. Kildare before moving around a number of schools, working in every role possible in primary schools. She is currently the principal of a special school in Carlow Town.
Rozz has been writing since she was a little girl and hasn’t stopped. She had a series of articles on healthy lifestyle published in the Irish primary teachers’ union magazine, InTouch, where she can probably claim to have cut obesity levels in teachers by 99%! She has also been writing for Anseo.net since its inception. She is writing her first children’s novel and in her spare time, she is also married to Simon. She writes for her own blog on arts, culture and anything literature related on www.rozz.ie.
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.