Christmas Holidays

Its been over 2 weeks since I wrote a blog post – probably the longest time ever but things were hectic before school finished and since then I’ve been at home in Waterford – catching up with friends and family. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the break! Its great […]

Aims for the new term

I try to set new aims or goals at the start of each term. I find this helps me to stay focused and to improve on things from before. Often we wait until the new year to set goals but as teachers our year is broken up into different terms so we have lots of […]

Switching Off

Mid – term at last, I think that was the longest term for this year. I think everyone was exhausted the last week – both children and teachers! I had a hectic last week as I was moving rooms but I think that is nearly sorted now! I suppose I’m writing this post to talk […]

Holidays; Brighton

I lived in Brighton for almost a year and it definitely holds a very special place in my heart. It is such a brilliant city – so different from anywhere else I’ve been – its a very accepting place and everything goes. When living there, it took a while to get used to but now […]

Holidays; Italy

Holidays are definitely one of the perks of being a teacher. When I was coming back from a holiday last year I thought about setting up a travel blog – then realised that IPT already took up so much time so I wouldn’t be able to run a second blog too. I’m going to do […]

The never ending to do list

I’ve been finding my to do list never ending recently. I’ve found that I’m in school before 8 and leaving after 4 and still seem to be getting nowhere in terms of tackling the to do list. This week I was trying to finish my IEP’s and reading a lot about having SMART Targets. So […]

Cake Days

Cake days started while I was teaching in a tough school in Brighton – one afternoon after a particularly rough day a few of us decided to go for a coffee after work and it soon became a weekly tradition – we tried out lots of different coffee shops and it was a great way […]

Does a ‘perfect’ school exist?

What is a perfect school? Is there really such a thing? I’ve worked in lots of different schools both as a substitute teacher and as a member of staff and to be honest I think every school has lots of positives and some negatives too. I look back fondly on some of the schools I’ve […]

Planning time

I’m writing this blog post because I’ve received lots of messages from teachers wondering about how much time they should be spending on school work in the evenings or night time. I’ve also seen lots of comments from teachers who are spending all their evenings and weekends on work for school. Me I try to […]

What’s in my school bag?

I was asked to share what I bring in my school bag so I’m putting this quick post together. This is my bag – I bought it in Cath KidstonĀ in Kildare Village last year and I love it. It is large enough to hold lots of bits and pieces and it has wheels so if […]