Planning Folder – Resource

I was recently asked to go through my planning folder for Resource. While in school yesterday, I quickly put my folder together. I couldn’t find any guidelines on how best to organise the planning folder so I decided on this layout. I bought the folder in Mr. Price for 2.99. I like that it has a […]

Recreate Ireland; Creativity through Reuse

Last week as I was browsing Facebook a post from Recreate Ireland popped up on my page – I had previously liked the page and I knew my school had a membership but that was about all I knew so I clicked onto their page and was really interested in learning more about them. I […]

DIY Whiteboards

This blogpost was written last year.  I love using mini whiteboards in the classroom – I often use them for testing spellings/ irish spellings or phrases/ tables etc. I also use them to practice maths questions before the children work independently in their copies. Making mistakes on whiteboards is no big issue as they can […]

Assessment Folder

This blogpost was written last year as I was preparing for teaching 3rd class. I’m in the process of making my assessment folder. Every teacher needs an assessment folder for their class.

First Day Powerpoint

This is a powerpoint which I made and used on our first day last year. It was really useful as it covers all about the school, the teachers in our year group, some of the main procedures in the classroom, class rules, all about class dojo, important times during the day etc.   You can download […]

Restricted Dip

Many people worry about working in Resource before being fully qualified and usually more experienced teachers take up Resource posts, however this doesn’t mean that you can’t work as a resource teacher if you have just finished college. When I qualified in 2011, I worked as a resource teacher from January – June and it […]

Class Dojo; my thoughts

I’ve been using Class Dojo for the last few years and really think its brilliant for classroom management. I use it for rewarding children for working hard, being persistent, showing kindness, group work, being ‘on task’ etc. How I used it previous years; I rewarded children 1/2 points for a variety of different reasons (see above). […]

Setting up your classroom

This blog post was written last year when I was setting up my classroom for 3rd class. I spent some time at the beginning of the summer holidays and last Friday setting up my classroom. Its not perfect but I’m happy with the results so far.

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