I’ve been busy working on these termly plans since the beginning of the holidays, in between catch ups, shopping trips and trips home to Waterford. This blogpost is a quick overview of each plan, the books I used and other relevant information.
I’ve just completed my first book! This is for all newly qualified primary school teachers in Ireland, giving you some tips and tricks on all aspects of teaching in Irish primary schools. I really hope you enjoy.
I also completed a third course this year with Ranganna.com. For me, Gaeilge is one of the trickiest subjects to teach. I find there is a serious lack of resources available and I often lack ideas and find the struggle to keep children motivated difficult too. So I thought this year it would be a […]
My school had a subject inspection in Maths last year and one of the areas that we needed to focus on was assessment for learning so I decided to do this summer course to get some new ideas and strategies for implementing assessment for learning in my classroom. Rahoo have 3 summer courses to choose […]
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer holidays! I usually spend the first week getting my summer courses completed and catching up on some blog admin. The first course I started this week was ‘Calm Bootcamp’ with Anokha Learning. I actually completed the course last year as well but I felt I needed a refresher as […]
I’ve been receiving a huge amount of messages about the job application and interview process so I’ve put this blogpost together to give a brief overview of the process. Vacancy A vacancy arises in a school either because someone leaves or takes a career break, a new job is granted, someone is on maternity or […]
A look through the standard application form, letter of application and some frequently asked questions. A look at a CV for teaching and some frequently asked questions.
Hi everybody! My name is Ciara (@ciarasclassroom on Instagram) and I am a primary school teacher with a deep interest in multi-denominational, inclusive education in Ireland. In Ireland, we have two types of multi-denominational primary schools; Community National Schools (CNS) and Educate Together National Schools (ETNS). Over the past few years, I have had the […]
We have all probably seen Foodoppi’s lovely recipes in the INTO magazine each month over the last couple of years or even spotted their nationwide STEM campaign with Avonmore & SuperMilk ‘Super Science Experiment’ in our schools this year. I have teamed up with Aisling and Louise to get them to tell you a little […]
I’ve been a member of the Professional Support Team (PST) in my school for the past two years and we have supported 12 NQT’s through the process during this time. There are four PST members in my school. Three of us completed mentor training and mentored NQT’s for two years before Droichead was introduced in […]