I’m often sent new books/products/ resources to use but I always try to take a couple of weeks/months using them before I recommend them. This is mainly because I know how much money teachers spend on resources and therefore I want to be sure that a resource is worthwhile or useful. A couple of weeks […]
I left college in 2011, sent thousands of application forms and subbed in lots of different schools but job prospects were awful. I was lucky to get a part time resource position from January – March and then a full time resource position for the rest of the year. Following this, I got a temporary […]
Classroom Management is so important in every classroom. Good classroom management ensures smooth transitions between activities and prevents chaos and headaches for all.
This week we started Eadaí in Gaeilge lessons. By the end of the week I’m hoping that children will have learned the vocabulary for a variety of pieces of clothing as well as key phrases such as; Tá __________ ar ____________. Tá __________ uirthi. Tá __________ air. An bhfuil ___________ ort? Tá __________ orm. […]
This week we had a visit from a teacher working for the PDST for Gaeilge. Each class group had a meeting with her and it was great to get tips and ideas for teaching Gaeilge. I’ve been using some of the ideas she gave us this week and they have worked really well. This was […]
Last Monday, I attended the annual Folens book launch. This year the main focus was on Abair Liom for 3rd and 4th class.
I’ve been thinking a lot about 1916 Commemorations and what exactly to do with my class. As a school we are organising a huge event and everyone is involved with dancing, exhibitions, dramas, songs, dressing up, projects etc. I’ve decided to focus on some key aspects of life in 1916 and will do 1/2 lessons […]
This is a quick post about my ‘Maths Box’. This is simply a box where I keep most of my Maths resources including loop cards, problem solving, challenge cards etc. The Maths Box is used at least 2-3 times a week in different ways. Mental maths starter – loop cards (times tables, length etc.) Early […]
I’m writing this blog post based on my own personal experience. I’ve been asked a number of times about my experiences teaching in the UK and if I’d recommend it. I’ve been asked by a number of teaching agencies in the UK to advertise positions and I’ve seen many on Facebook over the last few weeks […]
I truly believe that you can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it. Many children are very hard on themselves and get very upset if they make a small mistake. Some children give up before they even start or at the first hint of a challenge because they are terrified of […]