Writing School Reports – During school closures

This is probably the most requested blogpost at the moment as many teachers struggle with report writing during school closures. Generally reports are written in late May/early June and then sent to parents in mid June after we have taught the children for 9 months. This year however, school closed (quite suddenly) on 12th March […]

Spellings for Me – Individualised Spelling Programme

I’ve been using Spellings for Me with my class since last November and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Spellings for Me is an individualised spellings programme designed by two primary school teachers (Patrick Grace and Emma Doherty) with experience in both mainstream and support positions. The programme has both an online and offline element […]

STEM For Distance Learning (Playful Classroom)

I used Playful Classroom’s FREE 10 Day Stem Challenge with my class for the last 3 weeks (I give them 2/3 a week and they upload their results to Seesaw – they absolutely love them and the parents have found them fantastic too). I was delighted when she agreed to write a guest blogpost for […]

Netflix, podcasts and more

I don’t know about you but I’ve definitely been listening to more podcasts and watching more Netflix since school closures so I wanted to share some of my favourites here and I’ll continue to add to them as I watch/listen to more. I always find it so tricky to find things so I thought it […]

Spelling for Parents and Teachers (Guest blogpost)

This is a guest blogpost from Karen Riordan, an experienced primary school teacher who is trained in Reading Recovery. She noticed a lot of people are struggling with homeschooling and teachers are looking for new ideas so decided to put together a YouTube video with some tips for spelling and then agreed to put the key […]

Suggestions for 6th Class – Primary School Graduation

I’ve had a lot of messages from 6th class teachers over the last few weeks wondering what to do to mark the end of primary school for 6th class if schools remain closed until September. Below are some suggestions given by teachers so hopefully they’ll give you some ideas for your own school. Another really […]

My Covid 19 Distance Teaching Experience (Múinteoir Niamh Infants)

This blogpost is written by Múinteoir Niamh Infants as part of a series of guest blogposts where teachers share their experience, thoughts and ideas for teaching during school closures. If you’d like to share your experience please email niamh@irishprimaryteacher.ie That Thursday that we got the news that every school was closing was such a blur. […]

6 years of Irish Primary Teacher

This day 6 years ago I set up Irish Primary Teacher. I’m writing this blogpost as a reflection and think back over that time. It’s something I try to do regularly as a teacher and I try to do it every year on IPT’s birthday. So here it is; Starting IPT I was teaching in […]