The Dip Process – What’s the point?

I’ve been reading up on the new ‘dip’ process – Droichead and decided to write a blog post/rant about the whole dip process in general and some suggestions which could be more beneficial for everyone. First of all, why do we need a dip/droichead process? Teachers go to college for 4 years now (I know Hibernia […]

Tin Whistle in the classroom

Last summer I completed Tin Whistle and the Music Curriculum in preparation for teaching tin whistle this year. I have really enjoyed teaching the tin whistle this year and am so delighted with the progress that children have made – in performing, composing and reading music. We practice for about 10-15 minutes every day and the children […]

Subbing; Some Tips

Most teachers have at some point in their career worked as a sub. During my first year out, I subbed in 5/6 schools from September – December and was lucky enough to get a Part Time resource contract from January to March due to getting to know the school and staff and working as a […]

Some ideas for Gaeilge lessons

I love Gaeilge and have a good standard of Irish but I find many children have a complete mental block when it comes to learning our language. This is a quick post about some strategies I use for interesting, enjoyable and fun Gaeilge lessons.

Returning from UK/ Abroad?

  I’ve received lots of messages from teachers who trained in the UK and now wish to return to Ireland or teachers who have been working in the UK and now want to come back home. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

Moving to England (Part 3 – Job 2…)

I’m writing this blog post based on my own personal experience. I’ve been asked a number of times about my experiences teaching in the UK and if I’d recommend it. I’ve been asked by a number of teaching agencies in the UK to advertise positions and I’ve seen many on Facebook over the last few weeks […]

Moving to England (Part 2 – Job 1…)

I’m writing this blog post based on my own personal experience. I’ve been asked a number of times about my experiences teaching in the UK and if I’d recommend it. I’ve been asked by a number of teaching agencies in the UK to advertise positions and I’ve seen many on Facebook over the last few weeks […]

Ideas for Maths Week (2015)

I’ve received a number of messages from people looking for some ideas for Maths Week 2015. Maths Week will take place from 10th – 18th October. You can find lots of information here.

Reading Groups

I’ve received a number of messages asking how I set up reading groups in my classroom so here is a quick overview. I have divided my class into four groups based on ability (I based this on teacher observation and the children are aware that the groups are not fixed – I call children by […]