The NQT Year

I’ve just completed my first book! This is for all newly qualified primary school teachers in Ireland, giving you some tips and tricks on all aspects of teaching in Irish primary schools. I really hope you enjoy.

Things they don’t tell you in college

If you’ll be finishing your teaching degree in the next few weeks then here are a few things that you might like to know before you start your career as a teacher. Jobs Jobs will start to be advertised over the next couple of weeks and this should continue over the first few weeks of […]

Place Value; some activities

I’m working mainly with 3rd class this year as a resource teacher and this week in Maths the topic is Place Value. Here are some activities I used over the last few days to explain what place value means and to assess children’s understanding.

Restricted Dip

Many people worry about working in Resource before being fully qualified and usually more experienced teachers take up Resource posts, however this doesn’t mean that you can’t work as a resource teacher if you have just finished college. When I qualified in 2011, I worked as a resource teacher from January – June and it […]

Planning for NQT’s

  Planning is a vital part of being a teacher. Planning and Preparation is one of the criteria for successful completion of your NQT year therefore it is very important.