Home Learning – Addressing Teachers Concerns

This is an unprecedented time in Ireland and all around the world. While we knew schools were likely to close before the Easter holidays, I think few people expected it to be so sudden with an 11 o’clock press conference last Thursday sharing the announcement that schools would close from 6pm that evening until the […]

Advice for parents – CoVid19

This is a really strange time but I wanted to come on here to share some tips and ideas that might make the next few weeks at home a little more manageable. Maybe some of them will be useful for you and maybe some won’t work so pick and choose to best suit your children […]

Top Tips for Student Teachers

Teaching placement is just around the corner for lots of teachers (and lots of people are in the middle of it too) so this blogpost is going to share some of my top tips for student teachers. Use the observation week wisely This is so important. During the observation week don’t spend all your time […]

How to give feedback to a student teacher without overstepping

Lots of people asked for a blogpost on how best to support a student teacher in the classroom and how to give effective feedback without overstepping so I’m hoping to share some tips and ideas here. What is your role? Model best practice Offer real life advice (based on your experience) Support the student teacher […]

Supporting children with additional needs in the mainstream classroom

I’m writing this blogpost as I’ve received countless messages from people on Instagram about how best to support children with additional needs in the mainstream classroom. The questions are usually something like ‘How can I support a child with Autism/ADHD/Dyslexia etc.’ and I think its really important to try to refocus ourselves when we think […]

Untold Story of working in the UAE (Guest Blogpost)

As a small bit of background I studied early childhood education and then did the PME. I qualified in 2016 and got a job working in a school I loved.I had always wanted to teach in the UAE so in December of 2018 I decided I would take a career break and go to work […]

SeaLife Bray – School Tours

I’m always asked for recommendations on school tours around the country so I was delighted to be invited to on a tour of Sealife in Bray. I had only been once before and thought it was really brilliant. Myself and my partner arrived down early Saturday morning to meet with Dave our tour guide and I […]

General Election 2020 – Some lesson ideas

I decided to do a little bit about the General Election with my class today and it became much bigger than what I had originally planned so I thought I’d share some of the things that worked well and some further ideas that I’ll be using for the rest of the week. I simplified a […]

Valentines Day Art

Valentines Day is just around the corner. For events like Valentines I try to do the artwork a week or two before and usually cover the theme over a week to a week and a half depending on the class level. I think it’s really important to display the children’s artwork so I try to […]

A quick update

Hello there, It’s been a while – I haven’t written a blogpost since October which is so unusual for me but here it goes. A quick overview of what I’ve been up to and a few hints of what’s happening over the next few months too. School has been hectic – as usual. The run […]

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