Hi there, I am Dr Shelli Ann. Welcome to my home page. I am passionate about transformative and lifelong learning. I am especially passionate about the sociology of education, educational stratification, teacher education, and the importance of professional voice in education. Click the ‘About Me’ tab above to find out who I am and what I am all about.




To Engage

  1. To occupy or attract interest or attention.
  2. To participate or become involved in.

To Inspire

  1. To fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to dome something creative.
  2. Create a feeling, especially a positive one, in a person.

To Transform

  1. To make a marked change in the form, nature, or appearance of.
  2. Undergo a marked change.
  3. The product of a transformation.

A Dash of SaLT Podcast

Click on A Dash of SaLT link above and follow, to experience fresh discussions on Society and Learning Today. Seasoned with just the right touch of experts in education, and a dash of sociological imagination.

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Join me for discussions with experts on Sociology and Learning Theory in today’s society. A global perspective that considers issues of social and educational stratification.

This podcast was created as an outlet for inviting fresh discussions on society and learning today.  In each episode, I am joined by a variety of friends and colleagues to have frank discussions about societal issues that affect learning across the life course. 

What is Transformation?

Surrendering to an irresistible inner urging, one day the caterpillar begins to shed its skin. Revealed within is the hard protective shell that becomes the creature’s home, prison and womb for the change to come. This initiates one of nature’s miracles—the transformation from an immobile chrysalis whose only defense is camouflage— to a breathtakingly beautiful winged aviator we call “butterfly.”

— Robert Gass (2011)

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Garth von Buchholz 📲

Author of the Digital MANiFESTO, educator, blogger, speaker & digital literacy activist

Tesoro Irlandese: The Adventures of an 'Undercover' Irish Writer in Rome.

Tesoro Irlandese or Irish Darling, is the adventure and travel blog of Ciara Aoife O'Síoráin. Follow for posts on Ancient Rome, Roman Art and Architecture, Italian food and culture, learning Italian as a beginner, how to move to Rome, and tips and tricks about living in Rome as a straniera.

Michaela Movement

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rewind & remind

32 Summits with 32 Friends

Climbing the highest points in the 32 counties of Ireland, each with a different friend, to explore the idea of friendship in a digital age. This blog is a tease. For the full reveal, you'll have to read the book, when it comes out.

Ms Carberry - Hibernia College PMEPP

They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel

Cian Commins - Student Teacher

Hibernia Autumn Cohort 2020

Craig Butler

Student Teacher

The Teacher Student

sharing my student teacher experience

Amy's Journey to Teaching

Trials and Tribulations of an Aspiring Teacher

Múinteoir Sandra

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. W.B. Yeats

PMEP Digital Portfolio

Teaching, creativity, learning


My reflections as a mother and student teacher

Ms Gallery's Teaching Journey

The long road to teaching.....

Orla Dennison's Digital Portfolio

My personal journey to becoming an inspiring teacher

Jasmine's PMEP E-Portfolio

My journey in becoming a primary school teacher

Educate to Inspire

PME learning journey and resources

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