Learning Objectives and Steps to Success

I moved to the U.K. in September and started as a supply teacher. I had heard of learning objectives and steps to success but had never used them before. In Ireland, we often don’t share what we want to achieve by the end of the lesson and how the child can be successful. These are […]

Stop trying to reinvent the wheel!

During teaching practice and when I first qualified I felt I needed to make everything from scratch. I made countless notebook presentations, powerpoints, worksheets etc. I soon realised I was wasting time concentrating on making resources and not on the actual teaching.There are fantastic websites with free resources which you can easily download and then […]

The joys of technology

I’m writing this post as I’m currently having issues with my USB stick which has everything I need on it – of course I haven’t done a recent back up so ahhhhhhh!! Top tips for storing files and documents Dropbox is amazing as you can easily save all your documents and access them on any […]


I qualified in 2011 and sent approximately 1500 applications to schools in every inch of the country. I was willing to move to the back arse of no where as all I wanted was a teaching job and to get the dip done. I received rejection letters or emails daily and it was horrible. So […]

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