INTO Presidential Election 2017

For the first time in many years there will be an election for the position of INTO President. Two teachers have put themselves forward for the role – John Boyle and Gregor Kerr. Both candidates have vast experience in teaching and also in the INTO. This blogpost is not to promote either candidate but to […]

Top 5: Irish Teachers to Follow on Instagram

I’ve recently started posting regular photos to my Instagram page and love getting ideas from teachers around the world. Over the last few months, there has been a growing number of Irish Primary Teachers sharing photos of their classrooms, displays, ideas and resources on Instagram so here are some of my favourites.

Loop Cards

I created loop cards for Maths and Geography last year and they were a great success in the whole class setting. Here are some ideas for using the loop cards in your classroom.

Number Books from Easy Learn – A review

Number books from Easy Learn is a series of books covering the strand of number. There are 7 books in the series. Number Book 1 Number Book 1; counting, reading, writing and ordering numbers to 10 This book covers; Reading and writing numbers 1 to 5 Counting objects 1 to 5 Number order 1 to […]

Music Mondays 4

This weeks Music Mondays focuses on the cello. This piece is probably one of the most famous pieces for solo cello and here it is played by Yo Yo Ma. The Cello Different parts of the instrument (See DK Find Out here or Making Music Fun here.) The String Family Listening and responding activities Draw a […]

Flat Rate Expenses

Quick step by step tutorial on how to add the ‘Flat Rate Expenses’ tax credit to your revenue account. Go to Revenue website (Link here) Click on ‘My Account Sign In’ or ‘Register for MyAccount’ under the ‘MyAccount heading’ Log in or Register Now Click on PAYE Anytime Click on any of the previous years (2016, […]

After School Activities/Clubs

A follower was looking for some ideas for after school activities/ clubs that they could set up in their school, so here are a few ideas; if you have any more comment below and I’ll add them to the list. Arts Education Art club/craft club – the children can do arts/crafts after school- they could […]

Social Skills Group

While working as a resource teacher, I have found social groups are brilliant for children who need to develop appropriate social and behavioural skills. This year, myself and another resource teacher are working together to facilitate this social skills group with a number of the children we are working with. Social skills groups enable the […]

Confessions of a TP Student; Part 2

The One Where You Try to Fit In The beginning of every placement block comes with a period of observation. In this case, students were given one week to observe, complete a report to show they can link all the theory picked up from the webinars that provided background entertainment while having dinner, and the […]

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