Guest Blogpost: 10 Ways to Improve Your CV

This is a guest blogpost by Orla Dempsey who is a life and career coach and a primary school teacher. There’s a massive shortage of substitute teachers at the moment but it’s around this time of the year that I update my CV with all of the new experience that I’ve gained so far, this […]

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Word Problems

I’ve just finished this new resource looking at word problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages. I’m planning on using this resource in my classroom next week as a way for children to use their knowledge in real life word problems. These word problems focus on tourist attractions in some cities around the world including Rome, […]

My Own Wellbeing

I’ve been thinking about writing this blogpost for the last few weeks but I never got around to it – now with mid-term I’m sitting in bed and contemplating what I want to say and wondering if I’ll even click publish but there’s a couple of things I feel I need to write down and […]

Fractions Decimals and Percentages (Matching Game)

We’ve recently finished the topics of fractions, decimals and percentages so I’ve put together this matching game for the children to practice and match the ones that go together. I plan on using this resource for an independent station to revise fractions, decimals and percentages. This would also be perfect for a display – there is […]

Maths Fear 2

I’ve already written a blogpost on Maths Fear (which you can read here) and the damning effect it can have on children in relation to their achievement in Maths but I’ve been tackling maths fear in my own classroom this year and I’ve found some strategies have worked really well. Stress – Out the Window […]

Why do I blog?

I’m writing this blogpost to share some of the reasons why I blog – the blogpost is more a reflection for myself at the end of the 4th year of Irish Primary Teacher than a piece for others to read but here it goes. Reflection I blog to reflect on lesson ideas, activities that have […]

Guest Blogpost – Dip Advice I Would Give Myself

A guest blogpost by Caoimhe Quinn who runs the Instagram – Ms Quinns Classroom Now well into my third year of teaching since finishing college, my dip seems like a distant memory! Not long enough ago though that I can no longer remember the long days (and nights) spent lesson planning and resource making! I […]

Guest Blogpost: Junk Art

What is Junk Art? Junk Art is open-ended, child-led and creative.  Children create their own art using items you might put in your recycling bin.   “Creative play involves children exploring and using their bodies and materials to make and do things and to share their feelings, ideas and thoughts. They enjoy being creative by […]

A bit of perspective…

What would happen if… I think the key message of this blogpost is to pose the question – what would happen if? I’ve received hundreds of messages from teachers who are struggling with teaching and very close to burn out. Many teachers have never ending to do lists, some have unsupportive work environments (staff and […]

Self Care on the Weekends

It’s Saturday morning which is when I get some free time to do blogposts etc. This week (and all of January to be honest) has been so busy! I have great intentions to finish mini projects I’ve started, organise things in my classroom, organise my house etc. every day but there just seems to be […]