Friendship Week 2015 began in our school yesterday and it is already off to a fantastic start. In conjunction with Amnesty International, it is a week to highlight the theme of friendship, the importance of a good friend and what friendship means to everyone, students and teachers. Your school can take part with just one … More Friendship Week 2015
When I started teaching Religious Education, my mind wandered back to a Reading Seminar we had done in fourth year with @DrSandraCullen on how to create a safe space in the classroom. I found this Reading Seminar particularly helpful at the time, so I dug my notes out on it and it has really helped me … More Creating a Safe Space in your Classroom
Today is Universal Children’s Day, celebrated right across the globe. This day is “observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of … More Universal Children’s Day 2015
A Newly qualified teacher (NQT) is a label attached to teachers in Ireland and the United Kingdom who have been qualified for less than twelve months. I finished college in May 2015 and graduated in November 2015 so I am a newly qualified teacher myself. When I started subbing in October 2015, I was so … More Being a Newly Qualified Teacher
Good evening everyone, I would like to introduce a website that you may or may not have heard of before. It is called A Lust for Life. This is Niall Breslin’s website for mental health and wellbeing. The musician and The Voice of Ireland mentor, widely known as Bressie, has become an advocate for promoting … More My Lust for Life
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This week I have started teaching in a new school. In this school religious education is non-exam. As with all new teachers some students have tried to test me. Some have tried to do this by questioning the importance of my subject. I have been bombarded with questions…
Happy Monday everyone! Recently, I was introduced to this site and I feel I really have to share it with as many people as I can because it really is a fantastic FREE resource and has come in handy in so many lessons for me. The name of the site is Sploder. The idea of … More Splish Splash it’s Sploder!
Continuing on from lessons this week on the topic of Homelessness, I decided that following the release of the new John Lewis Christmas ad on Friday morning I would do a lesson on Loneliness, particularly in elderly people with my Senior Religious Education classes. A really good lesson plan and activities is available on Focus Ireland … More Half the World Away….
Back when I did my Teaching Placement, which seemed so long ago, I was browsing online one night and I came across a link on Facebook which had an interactive game in Filipino. I recognised the game and it was Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The original British version of the show debuted on … More Who wants to be a Smart Student?
As I logged onto Twitter today I noticed something slightly different. The usual Reply – Retweet – Favourite button which I’m used to had replaced the favorite icon with a heart. On their blog, Twitter commented by saying ‘We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart … More Reasons why I ‘Heart’ the new Twitter