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
“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.
In many secondary schools across the country, the American and French Revolution and the 1798 Irish Rebellion are usually covered at this time of year in Second Year History classes. My favourite Revolution to teach is the American Revolution because there are hundreds of resources out there to help you! I sourced such a large amount … More Teaching the American Revolution
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?
One of the teaching strategies that arises in the classroom constantly is Group Work. Some teachers will often choose to steer clear of group work because of the noise, disruption or timing issues that they feel that it can cause. However, if implemented correctly and the ground rules are established from the beginning, group work … More Key Skills and Religious Education
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
Pictures really are worth a thousand words.This phrase emerged in the USA in the early part of the 20th century. Its introduction is attributed to Frederick R. Barnard, who published a piece commending the effectiveness of graphics saying “One look is worth a thousand words“, in Printer’s Ink, December 1921. Printer’s Ink printed another form of … More Powerful Images