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 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 […]

Guest Blog Post – NQT in a multi grade setting in Donegal

The next post in the ‘What’s working well for me’ series is from Claire who runs the instagram page ‘Seeds of Education’. Hi, I’m Claire, a primary school teacher living in Donegal. I’m an NQT, currently subbing in a multi-grade setting where I teach 2nd, 3rd and 4th class. In such unfortunate, unprecedented times, it’s […]

PowerPoint Tricks

  I’ve put a video together on PowerPoint tips and tricks. Some of them will be known by lots of people already but there is probably 1/2 that you might not have known so hopefully you’ll find it useful. The video is just under 20 minutes long so I’ll share the timings below if there’s […]

Recommendations for supporting children with anxiety

I’ve been receiving a lots of messages from teachers and parents who were looking for recommendations on how best to support children who are feeling anxious at this time. I asked for recommendations of resources and I’m going to share them below. I think routine is really important for children – especially at this time! […]

Home Learning – My Thoughts on ‘Live’ Videos

I’ve received lots of messages and I’ve seen a huge amount of information on home learning and lots of schools are doing different things and engaging with home learning in different ways. A number of people have messaged me to ask my opinion on ‘live’ videos so I wanted to share my thoughts here. Firstly, […]

Seesaw for parents

I’ve just finished a downloadable step by step guide for parents to better understand Seesaw and how it works. It’s free to download below and there’s no problem with sharing it with people in your school/parents.          

IPT Courses

I just wanted to write a blogpost explaining a new part of Irish Primary Teacher – IPT Courses which is a place where I’ll be creating online courses for teachers. The aim is to create practical, informative courses with realistic advice and ideas that teachers can implement in their classrooms. The first course is on […]