Margaret Flood

Educator, Founder of Equity in Mind, Creator and host of Talking about all things inclusion (Podcast) and  #UDLchatIE. Fullbright Research Scholar

Inspired by my students and the belief that we all have a little magic in us that should be allowed to shine, I set myself the goal to be the best teacher I could be so that my students could be their best selves. There were times when this was difficult, and times that I failed but, wow, there were moments of joy, wonder, and yes pure magic! My journey is one of belief in meaningful access, engagement, and challenge in learning for every student. I am passionate about equity, diversity, inclusion and justice to create an education system that enables us all to be our best and true selves (so nothing major).

I am an advocate for Universal Design for Learning as an inclusive mindset, or approach if you like, to achieve this goal.

Flood, Margaret, and Joanne Banks. 2021. “Universal Design for Learning: Is It Gaining Momentum in Irish Education?” Education Sciences 11, no. 7: 341.

Flood, M. ., & Logan, A. . (2021). Where We Were Then: An Illuminative Evaluation of Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices in Relation to Level 2 Learning Programmes and Inclusion in a Mainstream Post Primary School. REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland, 34(2).

Flood, Margaret (2021) An introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Inclusion through variability. In Ireland’s Education Yearbook. Education Matters


Flood, Margaret Rita (2019) Exploring the impact of a collaborative whole school model of continuous professional development on the enactment of level 2 Learning Programmes in a mainstream post primary school. Doctor of Education thesis, Dublin City University.

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