Holiday Recommendations (From Teachers)

I always find after a break (Christmas holidays/Easter etc.) I tend to spend some time over the last few days looking at holidays for the next break. I’m currently looking for a holiday for the summer – somewhere quiet with a great beach and pool and not too much nightlife. (I love a relaxing holiday, […]

If you can justify it – do it!

Teachers seem to be constantly worried about doing things that the inspectors will like/ will approve of. We recently had a course with the PDST in my school and the facilitator shared the view that if you can justify what you are doing – then you are the professional and should do it.

Some tips: New Teacher Blogs/Social Media Accounts

I’m seeing a growing amount of new teacher blogs and social media accounts over the Christmas period. I always find there is more and more new accounts around Christmas and during the Summer holidays. It’s fantastic to see so many brilliant teachers from Ireland (some teaching here and others teaching abroad).  I don’t have all […]

Selling Digital Resources – Hidden Costs

Over the last year or so there has been a growing amount of Irish teachers selling their resources on their own blogs, Mash.ie or TeachersPayTeachers. It’s brilliant that teachers are sharing their resources with one another and it’s a great way to make a little bit of extra money. This blogpost is to share what […]

Times Tables Resources

Times Tables are a vital part of many mathematical concepts particularly as children to 5th and 6th class. If the children know their times tables it gives them an automatic headstart when learning new concepts as they are not held back due to a lack of knowledge with their tables. In my class we do […]

Putting Yourself Higher on Your Own To Do List

As we face into a new term and a new year, I think this is something that we should all aim to do this year. I’ve recently started listening to ‘The Good Glow‘ by Georgie Crawford and the title of this blogpost is one of the key messages of the podcast and one which I’m […]

A Look Back at 2018

2018 was a great year filled with lots of happy memories. I’m really happy with the achievements I’ve had with the blog this year so I’ve decided to put together a blogpost with some of my favourite memories and successes. 4 years We celebrated 4 years of Irish Primary Teacher – an idea which came […]

Christmas Word List

As it is only 2 weeks to Christmas – I decided to put together a word list with a Christmas theme for my class. This can be used as a spelling list or as a helpful list for story writing etc.    It’s available to download free of charge below!  

Surviving the Madness

This time of year is magical but hectic in schools. The children (and teachers) are super excited for Christmas and there is a huge amount of different activities thrown into the mix of the normal school day so here’s a couple of tips that work for me. Hot Chocolate Challenge The Hot Chocolate Challenge is […]