Top 5: Irish Teachers to Follow on Instagram

I’ve recently started posting regular photos to my Instagram page and love getting ideas from teachers around the world. Over the last few months, there has been a growing number of Irish Primary Teachers sharing photos of their classrooms, displays, ideas and resources on Instagram so here are some of my favourites.

Mothers Day Ideas

Mothers Day is on the 26th March this year. It can be a difficult day for children and adults who have lost their mothers so its important to be aware of the home situations of the children in your class and maybe instead of the focus on ‘Mothers’ day they could choose a female person who plays […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge runs from 1st – 17th March 2017. It is an international festival to celebrate Irish language and culture.  Here are some ideas for integration across different subject areas;

Music Mondays 1

Music Mondays is a new blogpost idea I had at the beginning of January but Mondays kept passing and I kept forgetting so here is my first blogpost in this series. Music Mondays will be a series of blogposts where I write about songs/ tunes/pieces of music that I’ve used in the classroom or that I […]

New Model; Special Education Teaching Resources

Minister Bruton announced that the new model for allocation of resource teachers would be implemented from next September. This post is a quick overview of the new model and how it will differ from the current model. Current model Child receives diagnosis of special educational need from an educational psychologist School applies to the Special […]

Guest Bloggers

As something new for 2017 I’m hoping to have some guest bloggers for Irish Primary Teacher. This blogpost is just a quick explanation about it.

Surviving the Dip; Part 1

‘Have you got anything for September?’, ‘I got offered a job the other day.’ ‘That’s great, at least you’ll get your Dip started’. The Dip; two words that cause a sense of fear and confusion. Ever since day one of college people have been talking about this famous ‘Dip’. Still to this day its relevance […]

Daily stations

I was thinking of some new ideas that could be used in January and thought about stations. These would be fun, minimal prep activities that could be used daily/weekly that might give a focus to a certain time in the school day (first thing in the morning/after break/after lunch/just before hometime or just add something […]

Happy New Year

New Years Eve is here – which means in less than 6 hours it will be the start of 2017. So in this post I’m hoping to look back on 2016 and share some of the new things that will be happening in 2017 with Irish Primary Teacher.

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