Give Me 5; An approach to job applications and interviews

I’ve written a number of blogposts about applying for jobs and interview questions. I’ve spoken to countless newly qualified teachers or teachers who don’t have a permanent job yet and will face the application process again this year so I’m writing this blogpost to share something I have used in the past to help me […]

Language Box

  While working in my first job as a shared learning support/resource teacher I created a language box using a variety of different resources. I spent hours cutting, laminating, organising and labelling the resources. The following year, I got a job as a mainstream teacher and didn’t use the language box at all so when […]

Maths – Working Wall

I’ve been working on my Maths display for the last few days. I find Maths displays difficult/annoying as they need to be changed with every new topic (which at times can mean every week). However, I spent some time on Pinterest and remembered using a ‘Working Wall’ in the UK for a Maths display.

Early Finishers – Maths (some ideas)

  The children who are finished before others even start …. It can be incredibly difficult to have enough work/ things ready to challenge the early finishers or to get them to practice a new skill in maths. Some children in my class literally gobble up the Maths problems and its impossible to have enough […]

Gaeilge – short story

Following on from Briathra na Gaeilge and sentence structure, the children will now be able to write a basic short story. Last week, we wrote a short story together, we will write a further story and then the children will write their own.

Maths Around Me; Swimming Pool

We had CPD after school yesterday which ended at 4.30pm so I decided to go for a swim. I swam for about 2/3 lengths thinking of nothing and relaxing when my mind started thinking of school/ lesson ideas / blog posts once again. (Yes I know – I need to get a life…) So anyway, […]

Maths Games (using playing cards)

I love using the same resource in a variety of ways. At the moment, we have been doing lots of games with playing cards. The children enjoy the games and don’t realise they are even doing Maths.

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