Ranganna.com Cluichí Cainte don Rang Gaeilge Bunscoile

I also completed a third course this year with Ranganna.com. 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 […]

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 […]