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Title: A Crucial Week in the Life of an NQT
Description: I’m an Irish NQT. I’ve just completed my training and have yet to begin the dreaded “dip!” I’ve gotten a lot of great teaching ideas (and support) from the internet so here I aim to share my experiences as I set foot into the world of teaching.
Title: Aistear Blog
Description: Reflections on successes and struggles of implementing Aistear in a Senior Infant classroom. Also occasional comments re use of Twitter in the classroom.
Title: An Múinteoir Machnamhach
Description: Níl ann ach an tús… It’s only the beginning.
Athair, Fear Céile, Múinteoir agus Tech Geek. Is Ceann Roinne le Gaeilge mé atá ag triail úsáid an iPad as seomra ranga.
Father, Husband, Irish Teacher and Tech Geek. Head of Irish Dept. trialling an iPad in the classroom.
Title: Anseo A Mhúinteoir
Description: The inner musings of a student primary teacher struggling through the recession, the effects of the lovely budget and the mess Mr. O’Keefe has gotten us into! From Teaching Practice to sub work and in the middle of it all the classes and assignments… if I can fit them in!
Description: Anseo.net has grown from humble beginnings as a basic blog to a fully-featured monthly magazine-style web site with well over a million visits per year. The basic premise of Anseo.net is opinion. The editors are practicing primary school teachers, and alongside our contributors, we write about things in education that we are passionate about. Sometimes we are controversial but we’re always honest. We always look for feedback and we’re always learning from it.
Authors: @simonmlewis & @rozzlewis
Title: An Unexplored Realm
Description: The Blog updates every Friday. Names of the children and school will be changed to protect their identity. I’m hoping that this blog will be a new experience for me in that I’m finally going to work through and see how well my connection between two very different teaching methods can come together to form a new and very different third one.
Title: A Principal’s Blog
Description: A blog written by the principal of Balbriggan Educate Together National School.
Author: Fintan McCutcheon, principal of @BalbrigganETNS
Title: Bantry Geography
Description: Welcome to the Geography Department website of Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai. We hope that you find this site useful in your studies and that it keeps you up to date with some of the latest developments in geography.
Title: Calasanctius English Blog
Description: Tips and resources for Junior Cert & Leaving Cert English from Calasanctius College, Co Galway.
Author: Calasanctius English
Title: Catherine Cronin - Learning | Reflecting | Sharing
Description: Hello and welcome to my blog. I’m Catherine Cronin, lecturer and elearning facilitator, as well as academic coordinator of the MScSED programme at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Description: This is my blog and welcome to it. I work in Initial Teacher Education (also Continuing Professional Development) with a focus on the use of technology for teaching and learning. All thoughts are my own, etc. You’re welcome to follow me on twitter using @donenda.
Title: Economics for the Leaving Cert and Beyond
Description: I am an Economics and Geography teacher. My Blog is aiming to give an insight into the Economics Leaving Certificate course in Ireland. I hope to help pupils find new interesting ways to learn and understand the major topics in Economics,and understand key concepts in a fun way.
Description: This site contains additional notes, homework questions, useful links and teaching videos for anyone studying Technical Graphics, History, Business Studies, D.C.G. and Economics.
Title: Eugene’s Blog
Description: Thinking and ranting out loud - thoughts and comment written whenever the mood takes me. Nothing is safe!
Dr. Eugene O’Loughlin is a Lecturer in Computing at the National College of Ireland (NCI).
Title: Gormanston Debating and Public Speaking
Description: Here you will find out what the students of Franciscan College Gormanston are up to in the world of Debates and Public Speaking. We have a fabulous group of senior students who are very skilled in the art of persuasion and argument.
Author: @GormoDebates & @Kate_e_Ryan
Title: Gormanston Religion
Description: Welcome to the Franciscan College Gormanston Blog for Religion classes, news and events. We’re a Catholic school with exam RE to Junior Cert and non-exam RE to TY and Senior classes. Here you can read about what’s going on in class, what extra-curricular religion-based activities the students are involved in, what’s going on in the Church Calendar, and more.
Title: ICT Ar Scoil
Description: This site is intended for teachers of primary schools. It has lots of useful recommended websites.
Author: Caroline Lane
Title: If Only The Best Birds Sang
Description: The blog title comes from the longer quotation,
‘If only the best birds sang, how silent the woods would be.’
This reflects my personal philosophy.
I would also hope that the child I teach would have the self belief to join in, in the areas of music, art, drama, sports and school work with confidence.
Title: InnReach’s Blog - Leslinks Ireland
Description: This is a blog that speaks about Giftedness, often and primarily about what it may feel like to be so.. it strives to capture at times the essense of what/ how this may look or appear to others. It celebrates the unsung parents and teachers who may be leading these individuals on their journey to a more hopeful and successful adulthood. It occationally strives to show a snapshot of what this journey may mean to these supporters. Gifted, Talented and Creative people, young or old are not all the same, often have great unevenness in developmental areas, and sensitivities which can cause exquisite joy, but equally almost unbearable pain. The words I write here, and the information, poetry and extremely useful educational links that I share are my contribution to raising awareness. My Gift to the community to which I belong.
Title: Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM
Description: Inside Education is a weekly radio programme on 103.2 Dublin City FM in the Dublin area with live streaming on www.dublincityfm.ie. You can hear it every Sunday live at 19:30 (Dublin time). It is repeated at 15:30 on Mondays. Suggestions for and feedback on the programme are always welcome at insideeducation [at] dublincityfm.ie. You can text the programme on 086 8962665. Podcasts of previous programmes are available at www.insideed.com.
Title: Inspiring Teaching
Description: IT – means information technology? Well yes but for me it also means Inspiring Teaching! Some people like the technology to lead teaching – I like the teaching to lead the technology. If you can find a product which helps to enhance your teaching and thus the learning of your students you are on a winner. This blog is created by Clare Wallace, an ICT teacher based in Ireland. It came out of a smaller project I was doing in my school, where I created a moodle forum for staff every week. In 2010, I decided to return to Ireland and staff in my previous school requested access to the content. Out of this grew the inspiringteaching blog.
Title: IrelandMaths (Primary)
Description: This blog is for primary school teachers in Ireland who have an interest in Maths. Set up by a primary school teacher interested in maths for primary school teachers interested in maths!!!! Any Maths related lesson plans, news, interesting articles, etc can be forward to firstname.lastname@example.org, which will be published on the blog. This is a free facility, concentrating on maths fun, upskilling and learning for teachers. Please include copyright details on the resources you are sending on. Also, let colleagues know about this resource.
Title: Irish Deaf Kids
Description: Irish Deaf Kids (IDK) is a for-impact venture geared to supporting inclusive mainstream education for deaf children in Ireland. IDK is a company limited by guarantee (CRO 462323) with charitable status (CHY 18589).
In the US, 80% of parents teach their deaf children to listen and speak, with only 20% choosing sign-language (NY Times, 7/2011). Ireland’s ratio is similar, meaning mainstream schools need to offer a mix of supports.
Title: Irish Gifted Education Blog
Description: A blog that shares knowledge and experience of gifted education issues in Ireland with other parents and teachers of exceptionally able learners.
Authors: @Dazzlld & @Frazzlld