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 […]

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.

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 […]

IPT – Reviews and Advertising

This is just a quick post to clarify some points re sponsored content/ad’s. I wrote this post during the summer following some questions after my series of blog posts ‘School Supplies in ________’. Reviews I’ve been asked to review many different products on the site. I love seeing and trying out new resources so I’m […]

Learning something new

I’ve wanted to learn the piano for as long as I can remember but I always kept putting it on the long finger. Last year, I decided to bite the bullet – bought a piano and began lessons a few weeks later. I love music and already had a good foundation after years of playing […]

What’s in my school bag?

I was asked to share what I bring in my school bag so I’m putting this quick post together. This is my bag – I bought it in Cath Kidston in Kildare Village last year and I love it. It is large enough to hold lots of bits and pieces and it has wheels so if […]

Board Games in the Resource Room

I was in Smyths today picking up a birthday present for a four year old when I came to the board games/puzzles area. I think board games are brilliant for the resource room for social skills (turn taking, winning and losing etc.) as well as language and communication and problem solving skills. It helps children […]

IPT and 2016/2017

The school year is fast approaching so I decided to have a think about the blog and the next 12 months. First things first, I am so delighted that the blog is continuing to grow from strength to strength with over 35,000 views in less than a week along with a following of over 15,000 […]

I’ve moved –

Hi there, has now moved! You can find my brand new website here!( Here are some screenshots of the new site The site has a minimalist view and is easy to find everything you are looking for with the help of the Categories drop down menu on the right hand side. The IPT Store where […]