Place Value Notation Boards

A quick post about the place value notation boards, how I use them and their importance for all class levels in fully understanding the concept of place value. Place Value is one of the first areas that is covered in maths books each year. Sometimes it can be tempting to just race through the chapter […]

Autumn Art Ideas

We did some Autumn Art last week focussing on folk trees using an idea from Deep Space Sparkle. It was a great drawing and painting lesson. View this post on Instagram Super simple but very enjoyable art from @deepspacesparkle – class loved these. This was my version – I’ll share the display once they are […]

What has been working well for me so far this year

I haven’t written a blogpost since the beginning of the year – most of the time has been spent making videos and sharing these along with tips and ideas on my Facebook and Instagram. But I really enjoy blogging and so I’m hoping to do a bit more over the next few weeks. For me, […]

The Perfect Page

The Perfect Page is an idea I originally shared in 2016 but I’m writing an updated post today as I have created a download which shows the layout for literacy (and most other copies), maths and homework. For Literacy and Maths the layout is really straight forward. For homework – I had usually used the […]

5th Class Plans Term 1 and 2

I’ve been busy working on these termly plans since the beginning of the holidays, in between catch ups, shopping trips and trips home to Waterford. This blogpost is a quick overview of each plan, the books I used and other relevant information.

The NQT Year

I’ve just completed my first book! This is for all newly qualified primary school teachers in Ireland, giving you some tips and tricks on all aspects of teaching in Irish primary schools. I really hope you enjoy. Cluichí Cainte don Rang Gaeilge Bunscoile

I also completed a third course this year with For me, Gaeilge is one of the trickiest subjects to teach. I find there is a serious lack of resources available and I often lack ideas and find the struggle to keep children motivated difficult too. So I thought this year it would be a […]

Rahoo – Assessment for Learning Summer Course

My school had a subject inspection in Maths last year and one of the areas that we needed to focus on was assessment for learning so I decided to do this summer course to get some new ideas and strategies for implementing assessment for learning in my classroom. Rahoo have 3 summer courses to choose […]

Anokha Learning – Summer Courses (Review)

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer holidays! I usually spend the first week getting my summer courses completed and catching up on some blog admin. The first course I started this week was ‘Calm Bootcamp’ with Anokha Learning. I actually completed the course last year as well but I felt I needed a refresher as […]

Job Applications and Interview Process (From Start to Finish)

I’ve been receiving a huge amount of messages about the job application and interview process so I’ve put this blogpost together to give a brief overview of the process. Vacancy A vacancy arises in a school either because someone leaves or takes a career break, a new job is granted, someone is on maternity or […]