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?
Hi everyone, Firstly, thank you kindly for all of your wonderful comments on my blog to date. I have tried my best to respond to everyone and have I feel honoured to be in a position where I can blog about teaching and resources I use and love! For a task in my Web 2.0 … More Kidblog
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
“Creativity is the process of developing ideas that are original and of value. Creative intelligence is dynamic, diverse and distinct.” ~ Sir Ken Robinson Last week, a task was set for us last week to research a Web 2.0 tool. Last night, in our final Web 2.0 class of Semester One of our M.A, our … More TED Ed Talks to Teachers
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
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
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?