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#Teachers

# teachers - Yesterday’s News

'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told

Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.

# teachers - Monday 23 April, 2018

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

# teachers - Saturday 7 April, 2018

'I've lost over €20k already. I can't save, get a mortgage or plan to have kids': Lower-pay teachers speak out

In a week where teachers united in their calls for equal pay, we spoke to some about their experiences.

# teachers - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools

The Education Minister said smartphone use by students “increasingly caused concern”.

# teachers - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues New Teachers This post contains videos

Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues

Unions have voted in favour of industrial action if pay inequality is not addressed.

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.

# teachers - Monday 2 April, 2018

Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored

The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.

# teachers - Friday 16 March, 2018

Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world'

We need to look at the real reasons behind our teacher shortages and think about how we can attract more people into the teaching profession, writes Garrett O’Dowd.

# teachers - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places

Specific focus will be placed on science, technology, engineering and maths teachers.

# teachers - Friday 26 January, 2018

Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad

The minister says that career breaks should only be granted if schools can replace the teacher.

# teachers - Monday 25 December, 2017

'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard

Some 600 of these posts were withdrawn in Budget 2012.

# teachers - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training

Maria Condon said defibrillators in all schools “is a great idea but is going to be pointless unless all staff are trained”.

# teachers - Thursday 2 November, 2017

First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week

About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.

# teachers - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

# teachers - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge This Galway teacher's comics will resonate with any múinteoir heading back to school Back To School

# teachers - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay

The Minister of State said she stands by the ideal that there should be equal pay for equal work.

# teachers - Thursday 8 June, 2017

TUI heads say they will recommend membership reject the new public sector pay deal

The TUI said the deal wasn’t good enough.

# teachers - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert

Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?

# teachers - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers

The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.

# teachers - Friday 5 May, 2017

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here Fidget Spinners This post contains videos

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here

Irish schools may follow suit if fidget spinners result in bullying.

# teachers - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Newly qualified teachers unable to get dipped over new scheme

The INTO spokesperson added that the professional probation should be done away with.

# teachers - Friday 21 April, 2017

Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme

The TUI said that the vote did not mean the vaccine or its effectiveness was being questioned.

# teachers - Monday 17 April, 2017

Gap between teachers' pay is affecting staff morale - union survey

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland carried out a survey that indicates teachers’ morale at work is low because of the public pay dispute.

Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers

The initiative is aimed at encouraging disadvantaged groups into the teaching profession.

# teachers - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland?

In Alberta, Canada, all gifted children are entitled to personalised learning plans, with the option of a specialised programme too.

# teachers - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Police called to canteen brawl at Tyrone secondary school

Police said no serious injuries were reported following the altercation.

# teachers - Monday 5 December, 2016

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.

# teachers - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

After weeks of negotiation, a 'final' pay deal has been offered to ASTI teachers

There has been some movement on supervision and substitution and Junior Cert cycle reform.

# teachers - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Poll: Is it time for a new public sector pay agreement? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time for a new public sector pay agreement?

Current starting salaries for gardaí, nurses, and teachers are still lagging significantly behind their 2010 equivalents.

How do wages of gardaí, nurses and teachers measure up to six years ago?

This year has already seen industrial unrest among doctors, nurses, teachers and gardaí.

# teachers - Thursday 10 November, 2016

A typical student teacher here is a high-achieving, socially advantaged, white Irish woman

Demand for student teacher positions is still high despite ongoing industrial action over newly-qualified pay.

# teachers - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'Talking is always better than walking': Relief this morning as teachers to attend pay talks

The agreement to suspend the action has been welcomed by the government and education bodies.

# teachers - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Schools will reopen tomorrow as teachers' union enters talks

Teachers were due to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties tomorrow, leading to the closure of schools nationwide.

Around 500 secondary schools closed today as teachers strike

The strike centres on pay for newly-qualified teachers.

# teachers - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow

No deal was reached today.

# teachers - Friday 4 November, 2016

Talks scheduled for tomorrow to avert large-scale teacher strikes

Teachers represented by the ASTI union will stop performing supervisory or substitution duties from Monday

# teachers - Thursday 3 November, 2016

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike

The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.

# teachers - Monday 31 October, 2016

Minister announces 430 new resource teachers to help children with special education needs

The allocation means there will now be nearly 7,500 special needs teachers in the system.

# teachers - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'We don't need gardaí to go on strike for us to realise how special they are'

Paschal Donohoe said today that his department has put in place a “substantial arrangement and package” for gardaí.

# teachers - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

46% of Irish people support teachers as strikes set to go ahead

Teachers have planned to strike on seven days between 27 October and 7 December.

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