Social Stories

I wrote these social stories when I was working as a resource teacher 2 years ago. Social stories are great when teaching children how to behave in different situations. I usually write these with the child so each child has a slightly different version that best suits there needs. These social stories include; Listening to […]

Growth Mindset – Olympians

I spent the evening down in Dun Laoghaire celebrating the homecoming of Annalise Murphy – the olympic silver medallist. Growth mindset is something I used a lot in my classroom last year and is a huge skill for children to learn. It’s important for children and adults to realise that we will experience failure and […]

Social Media and the Classroom

In recent years there has been a huge amount of schools/ classes setting up blogs and social media accounts. I have worked in different schools that used social media in different ways. I was asked to write this blog post about the advantages andĀ also some things to consider. Advantages Blogposts/Updates on Facebook/Twitter about what is […]

IPT and 2016/2017

The school year is fast approaching so I decided to have a think about the blog and the next 12 months. First things first, I am so delighted that the blog is continuing to grow from strength to strength with over 35,000 views in less than a week along with a following of over 15,000 […]

Some maths equipment for the Resource Room

I try to have lots of different concrete materials in the resource room for Maths. This makes the learning more enjoyable and fun for the children. Many children learn best when they are doing hands on activities but these materials can be very expensive. Most of the items I use are inexpensive and some are […]

My Desk Essentials

A follower recently asked about my desk essentials so this blog post will detail some of my favourites. As a stationery addict, I have way too much of everything – I like to have one of everything and have boxes filled with pencils and pens.

My Resource Room

I popped into school today for an hour to have a look around the room and change a few bits and pieces. I’ll finish it next week and I’m sure there will be plenty of changes over the year. Heres a quick overview of the different areas. I like the L shape as I can […]

Assessment Folder – Resource

This is a quick overview of my assessment folder for working as a resource teacher. I bought the assessment folder in Mr. Price for 2.99. Each child has their own section; I just added a label where the childs name and class teacher will be written. There are then 5 different tabs; Literacy Numeracy Targets […]

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 IĀ 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 […]

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