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!
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
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
A Newly qualified teacher (NQT) is a label attached to teachers in Ireland and the United Kingdom who have been qualified for less than twelve months. I finished college in May 2015 and graduated in November 2015 so I am a newly qualified teacher myself. When I started subbing in October 2015, I was so … More Being a Newly Qualified Teacher