Good evening everyone, I have wanted to upload this blog post for a few weeks now but with the busy whirlwind of school life at this time of year and all of my assignments due for college, I didn’t have much spare time! I am looking forward to uploading a few posts about what I … More Skype in my classroom
I was honoured to be invited by Elaine McDonald, Masters Co-Ordinator, Academic Leader for Learning and Innovation, School of Education and Annabella Stover, Administrative Registrar, both of Mater Dei Institute of Education to say a few words this morning at the Career Readiness Programme which took place in St.Patrick’s College, Drumcondra for final year students … More My Mater Dei Masters Experience
Hello everyone! It has been so long since I posted here and I have missed my blog so much! (However, I have been busy blogging away at our MA class blog EdRe5s-Resourcing the Curriculum , check it out ;)) Now that my technical difficulty has been sorted with my own blog here (thank you @wordpressdotcom), I can … More Mental Health Week 2016
Today, Tuesday 9th February, is Safer Internet Day, which is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted by the PDST Technology in Education , Webwise and the Department of Education and Skills and was celebrated across many schools in Ireland today. The call to action for Safer … More Safer Internet Day 2016
“Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessens, even corrupts him. The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful.” ~Pope Francis, May 2014. As educators, this quote from Pope … More Holocaust Memorial Day
Every year, the third Monday in January marks Martin Luther King Jnr. Day, which has become a day of national celebration in the United States of America. In class the past week, I have been focusing on Martin Luther King Jnr. to highlight his great legacy and why he is so important. I really enjoy … More Martin Luther King Jnr.
Powering Kindness is a simple initiative ran by Electric Ireland, which took place from Saturday January 17th to Friday January 23rd 2015. It started in 2012 and has grown bigger and better each year. Powering Kindness was designed to encourage people to do random acts of kindness. You were able to submit your kindness online which transformed into … More Powering Kindness
A very Happy New Year to you all! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and enjoyed the break with your family and friends. A sincere thank you to everyone who simply took the time to follow me on Twitter, follow and read my blog or communicate with me through either platform in … More Happy New Year!
And the bells are ringing out for….No, not Christmas just yet…but the undeniable shrill of the word Teaching Practice. For many student teachers this is an Observation week in schools to prepare them for their four week block of Teaching Practice this coming January. It is definitely the most nerve wrecking time for any student … More Tips for Teaching Practice
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it really is and more. Today, I am showing you an app and a website that I love to use in the classroom. These both display pictures and words in such a fun, engaging way for students and are very accessible … More Do you see what I see?