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
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?
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
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
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