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A Guide to Teaching Practice; Observation Week

A Guide to Teaching Practice; Observation Week This is a great week to get to know the class procedures, friendship groups, classroom management techniques and the daily structure. It gives you the chance to see how the teacher questions, motivates and inspires the children, assesses learning, differentiates and includes all children.

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A Guide to Teaching Practice; Meeting the Class Teacher

If possible, try to meet the class teacher before you meet the class/ your observation week. This will give you the chance to ask questions, see the classroom, learn about the children you will be working with. Try to schedule this brief meeting for outside teaching time so the teacher will have enough time to […]

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A Guide to Teaching Practice; Planning

Once you have completed your observation week you now have a better idea of the children you will be working with, some of their interests and this should be central to your planning. If the children are interested they will be motivated to work hard and behave well.

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I’ve moved – www.irishprimaryteacher.ie

Hi there, www.irishprimaryteacher.blogspot.ie has now moved! You can find my brand new website here!(www.irishprimaryteacher.ie) Here are some screenshots of the new site The site has a minimalist view and is easy to find everything you are looking for with the help of the Categories drop down menu on the right hand side. The IPT Store where […]

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Classroom Layout Ideas

There are so many different ways to arrange your classroom furniture. I’ve made a document with 7 different ideas arranging the tables for group work or working independently. I have also coloured them – showing different groupings. My personal favourite is Slide 4 as it lends itself to group and independent work!   You can […]

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Making your Timetable

Timetables are one of the planning requirements for probation but are also needed in every classroom/ resource or learning support setting. I’ve been looking at the allocations over the last few days and am bemused about how I’ll have 42 mins a day for Gaeilge and 36 mins a day for SESE. I wonder who […]

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Getting organised for September

You probably think I’m mad to be talking about getting organised for September when it’s not even the middle of July however, this is a post detailing the top things to buy/acquire during July and August to prevent a last minute panic come september. 1. A good laminator This is an essential purchase – if […]

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Visual Timetables

A visual timetable is an essential resource for every classroom. It helps children to know what will happen during the day and is particularly important for children with anxiety or ASD. It helps to develop the concept of time too. It helps put a structure on the day and builds children’s independence. (They don’t constantly […]

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