Sample Interview Answers 3

Preparing for interviews can be very daunting – here are some sample answers to help you to get started. As I’ve mentioned before, there is no such thing as a perfect answer as this differs from school to school depending on the needs of the school. I think it’s important to write your own answers with […]

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 […]

Another Trip to Recreate

I visited Recreate last August and was really impressed with the range of products they have. Here’s the blogpost I wrote about Recreate and how to join. You can read it here.

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas Art Ideas

Its beginning to look a lot like….. Christmas! Ah one of the maddest times of the year – so here are some nice art lessons/ideas that you might like. I usually try to get 2 pieces of Christmas Art completed.

Historopedia 

I bought this book ‘Historopedia’ last weekend and I love it! I bought the Irelandopedia book last year and have used it so much in the classroom and resource room. The book shows the history of Ireland over the last 10,000 years covering the stone age, the high kings, the vikings, the normans, 1916, the […]

5 things I love about teaching

I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and I love teaching but as we all know there are good days and there are difficult and challenging days too. Teaching isn’t a 9-5 job, teachers are constantly thinking about school, their classrooms, things that aren’t working, things that could work, and of course ‘their kids’. We […]

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