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
Christmas is my favourite time of year. However, before all of the hustle and bustle that encapsulates us all during this busy season, I think it is so important for us and our students to reflect on the year and prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. A lot of people seem … More Advent 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
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
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
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