Assessment at the beginning of the school year

I always do a few assessments at the beginning of the school year to see where I should start and what the children might have forgotten over the summer. I usually stick to the core subjects (English, Irish and Maths). Some assessment is written while most is through teacher observation/on whiteboards/ chats with the children. […]

Working with an SNA

This has been a much requested blogpost so hopefully this will give you some ideas when working with an SNA. I have been fortunate to work with a lot of brilliant SNA’s in the past and I will have a full time SNA this year (We don’t find out who our SNA will be until […]

School Supplies Mr Price

Mr. Price is probably my favourite place for school supplies! Yesterday, I went to the Mr. Price in Tallaght. Here is some of the things that I got. View this post on Instagram @mrpriceireland I’m in love! Stationery wheel (that’s what I’ve called it) will keep all my pens, pencils, sharpies etc. together! Also got […]

School Supplies from Flying Tiger

Great visit to Flying Tiger in the Square in Tallaght yesterday – so many fab bits! Here’s what I bought – bull clips and polka dot pencils! View this post on Instagram These are from @flyingtiger – polka dot pencils (I love polka dot anything) and bull dog clips which I use for organising different […]

Integrating Art and Mindfulness – A review

‘Integrating Art and Mindfulness’ is a new online summer course offered by Tralee Education Centre. It is the brainchild of Nikki Roberts, someone who boasts an impressive list of qualifications and all the necessary experience to match. Participants can explore the importance of leading a holistic lifestyle and how to integrate it simply into their […]

Moving to Dublin to teach

I’ve received a number of messages from teachers looking for advice about moving to Dublin to teach. As many of you know, I’m from Waterford and I spent my first two years teaching there before moving to the U.K. and after a year, we returned home. My boyfriend already had a job in Dublin but […]

NQT – Where to start?

Woohoo you got your first job! Congratulations and well done! After the initial relief of getting a job sets in – you are often met with a nervous but excited feeling. So here are a few tips that might help you for the first few days.

Planners – some of my favourites

I have my EDCO planner that I got at one of the EXPO’s before the end of the school year. I go every year to see the latest books and resources and of course to get a free planner. I also usually purchase a separate planner for myself! Last year, I got a BusyB planner […]

Outfits for teachers

I shared a few bits that I spotted in Marks and Spencers on my Instagram page a few weeks ago and it was very popular. I then received lots of messages from teachers looking for advice about outfits for school and I did a poll yesterday and over 90% of people voted for this blogpost […]