Hi everyone, I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I thought I would write a blog post highlighting Catholic Schools Week 2016 which commenced on Monday 31st January 31st and concluded yesterday on Saturday, February 6th. The theme this year was Catholic Schools: Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy. It is hoped that this theme will … More Catholic Schools Week 2016
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!
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?
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
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….
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