Things they don’t tell you in college

If you’ll be finishing your teaching degree in the next few weeks then here are a few things that you might like to know before you start your career as a teacher. Jobs Jobs will start to be advertised over the next couple of weeks and this should continue over the first few weeks of […]

Bike to Work Scheme for Teachers

This is a really quick blogpost sharing my recent experience with the Bike to Work Scheme. It worked out really well and quickly for me so thought I’d give a quick overview in case anyone else is interested.

PME Interview Questions

I’ve received lots of messages from followers who will soon be completing PME interviews. I have no experience of these interviews myself as I went straight to Mary Immaculate College after secondary school. But many of my followers are currently completing the PME or have completed it in the past so they kindly sent me […]

Subbing; Some Tips

There is a lot of subbing available at the moment and many schools (my own included) is finding it very difficult to get substitute teachers so if you have a teaching council number (which you need to get paid by the department) here are some tips and ideas for subbing!

Transition Activities

It is difficult for children to move from one subject to another without a mini break in between. I have been trying a few different transition activities over the last few months and here are some of my favourites.

Money (Ideas for 5th class)

This week we covered money in Maths. The main focus on this topic in 5th class is unitary method and finding the best value so we spent most of the week doing this. Here are some ideas that worked well in my class. (It also happened to be the week we had a maths curriculum […]

Maths Curriculum Inspection

Last week we had some visitors from the Department of Education. We had been notified of a visit during the Easter holidays and they came on Monday and stayed until Wednesday. This blogpost is just a quick overview of what the inspectors looked at/asked about in my classroom. I think it’s very important to note […]

First Week Back after Easter

Things have been quiet on the blog front for the last few weeks. I’ve been organising posts by subject so you should be able to find blogposts easier! We will also have a curriculum evaluation in Maths this week so things have been hectic in school. (I’ll let you know how it goes once we […]