Applying to Educate Together and Community National Schools

Hi everybody!  My name is Ciara (@ciarasclassroom on Instagram) and I am a primary school teacher with a deep interest in multi-denominational, inclusive education in Ireland.  In Ireland, we have two types of multi-denominational primary schools; Community National Schools (CNS) and Educate Together National Schools (ETNS).  Over the past few years, I have had the […]

Foodoppi Summer Courses

We have all probably seen Foodoppi’s lovely recipes in the INTO magazine each month over the last couple of years or even spotted their nationwide STEM campaign with Avonmore & SuperMilk ‘Super Science Experiment’ in our schools this year. I have teamed up with Aisling and Louise to get them to tell you a little […]

Interviews and Applications – Your Questions Answered

I have put together this booklet to answer all your questions about applications and interviews. I’ve been receiving hundreds of questions about different aspects of applying for jobs and the interview process too. The beginning section of the booklet details my own experience in applying for jobs (thousands of them since I qualified), the successes […]

Guest Blogpost – 3 Ways Teachers Can Work Smarter (from Rahoo)

3 Ways Teachers Can Work Smarter The reoccurring, and ever-important, issue of work-life balance comes to the fore as we reflect on the school year almost over. How can we build on our successes and adapt to improve our areas of development, both personally and professionally? We know that there are more and more expectations […]

EPV Days

What are they? Extra Personal Days (EPV) or ‘course’ days are days that a teacher can take off during the course of the school year. They are earned through completion of a summer course with an approved organisation (more below).

Review: Maths Box from Creative Activity

I was sent this Algebra Maths Box from ‘Creative Activity’ to review. As many people know, Maths is my favourite subject to teach so I was delighted to try out a new resource – particularly in the area of Algebra. The pack comes in a plastic box which is super handy for storage. It includes […]

I’ve just qualified… now what?

I’ve been receiving a huge amount of messages from soon to be qualified teachers wondering about what happens next. I remember the overwhelming feelings of applying for jobs, understanding the panel and the daunting task of being in charge of a class. It is all very different to teaching practice and it can be difficult […]

Kenya Thematic Unit

My class are currently learning all about Kenya so I’ve created a thematic plan that has lots of different lesson ideas for different curricular areas including ideas for; Literacy (Reading, Writing and Oral language) Geography History Science S.P.H.E. Art Music P.E. My class are really interested to learn about a country that is so far […]