Irish Primary Teacher 2017/2018

It’s the summer at last! The last year was very tough for our school community and we definitely need a break to recharge the batteries. For the past year, I’ve been working in resource with 3rd class. Since starting in my school in September 2014 I have worked in 3rd class; twice as a resource […]

Appointment and Reappointment Form

Woohoo congratulations you have secured a job for next year! Well done! Now you have the delightful task of filling out the ‘Appointment/Reappointment Form’ which you will receive from the principal or you can take a look at it here. This document has so many parts and can be a bit confusing to fill in […]

Should I stay or should I go? 

It’s that time of year again when teachers all around Ireland wonder what will happen next year. This can be a stressful time for many people for different reasons- some teachers who are working on temporary or substitute contracts and building up panel rights wonder whether they should go home now so they can build […]

Panels – What happens next?

I’ve received a lot of messages from teachers on the Supplementary Panel wondering what happens now. At the moment the main panels in many areas are clear – however the Supplementary Panel hasn’t been released yet. The Department of Education will update the ‘Summary of the Main Panel’ list again on the 31st May (next […]

ICEP Europe

With summer just around the corner now is the perfect time to book a summer course. I came across ICEP Europe this week who offer really high quality online courses that will allow teachers to improve the experience of those with special educational needs in their classrooms.Their suite of courses in special educational needs and wellbeing […]

Magpie in May

For the month of May, I think it would be a great idea for teachers around Ireland and anywhere else in the world to share their ideas and resources so we can ‘magpie’ and try them out in our own classrooms. There is an increasing amount of teachers running blogs/Facebook pages/ Instagram accounts and sharing […]

Stop Comparing, Stop Caring

Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to others or always worrying about what other people think? I’ve always been very self conscious and worried about what other people think of me. Over the last few months I’ve tried really hard to stop comparing myself to others and to stop caring so much about what […]

Top 5; Ways to reduce stress

We all experience stress at some point. For some people, stress can be a major part of their lives and they can easily feel overwhelmed and stressed out by issues in their school/personal life. I tend to be one of these people – I get stressed very easily – about small things and big things […]