## Maths Around Me; The Motorway

2nd in the series of my ‘Maths Around Me’ posts. The first was based on the Swimming Pool. My commute to work is spent in queues on the M50 so gives me lots of time to think/develop my road rage. Some maths topics that could be covered using the ‘motorway’.

## Crazy Hair Art

We are nearly finished our ‘Crazy Hair Art’ which we’ve been working on since we came back from the Easter Holidays. This was a fun, creative project which the children really enjoyed and which turned out very well. This is a quick blog post on the lesson.

## Some ideas for a reading lesson

Reading lessons can be hard to make interesting and enjoyable for children. Reading a story and then answering written comprehension questions or completing written activities is boring. This blog post is to share some ideas for reading lessons.

## Structure of an Irish Lesson

Hi everyone, Facebook just reminded me that this day 3 years ago (30th January 2013) I completed my dip! So I’ve had a few messages about how to structure different lessons. This post will be about how to structure an Irish lesson. Introduction; Cluiche I start most Irish lessons with a game.  This is mainly […]

## Structure of a Maths lesson

With over 100 likes on my post ‘Structure of an Irish lesson’ – I’ve decided to do a series with ideas for each subject. Next up is Maths. Maths is probably one of my favourite subjects to teach. I love to see the ‘lightbulb’ moment especially when children have a fear about a new topic/ […]

## Teaching Fractions (3rd Class)

Some strategies for teaching fractions! Paper Folding I showed the children a piece of A4 paper and asked ‘I fold this page into two pieces. What is each piece called?’ Most children knew – half. So I asked how do you write ‘half’ and a child came to the board and wrote half. I then […]

## Adding Monsters (Art)

This link popped up on my Facebook page the other day so I had a quick browse and decided it would be a nice lesson. We are currently covering the strand of drawing so this lesson was perfect. I showed the children some of the pictures from the above link.

## Supplementary Panel 2016/2017

The supplementary panel circular for 2016/2017 was released yesterday. Last year, I wrote a blog post explaining some parts of it which was very popular so I have decided to do a new one for this year. Main panel Main panel is for teachers who are currently permanent or hold C.I.D. (Contracts of Indefinite Duration) […]

## What is involved in running a teaching/education blog?

Last summer, I noticed a huge amount of new teaching blogs – unfortunately most of them only lasted a few weeks/months so I’ve decided to write this blogpost to offer tips/ideas.

## Tailoring your application

If you are applying for jobs in different counties in Ireland you probably don’t know much about the schools you’re applying to. It is important to try tailor your application to each individual school and to show how your talents would benefit the school in question. This blog post is showing you where to find […]