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# 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.

# teachers - Monday 24 October, 2016

Eight out of ten people think lower paid gardaí, teachers and nurses should have their pay increased

It comes as up to 500 schools are set to close on Thursday unless progress is made on the issue of pay scales for teachers who qualified after 2011.

# teachers - Friday 14 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge What Is Your Irish Teacher Name? Quiz

What Is Your Irish Teacher Name?


# teachers - Thursday 13 October, 2016

We'll know today if teachers are going to strike for their younger colleagues

The results of two ASTI ballots will be revealed.

# teachers - Monday 10 October, 2016

Union wants to address gender imbalance among Irish teachers

New figures show that Ireland has one of the widest gender gaps among teachers at primary and post-primary level in Europe

# teachers - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'We don't want a pay increase; we are demanding pay restoration for our vulnerable colleagues'

ASTI representative Ciara Kinsella explains why secondary school teachers are considering going on strike.

# teachers - Friday 16 September, 2016

Newly-qualified teachers will now start on €31,800 a year

That is equal to those who had been doing the job before 2012.

# teachers - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'

Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.

# teachers - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'We're prepared to strike': Union to ballot secondary school teachers for industrial action

Teachers will be asked about industrial action and will also vote on whether they want to withdraw from supervision duties.

# teachers - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland Back To School

12 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland

Dreading the day your students find you on Facebook.

# teachers - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Talks on restoring pay allowances for teachers to conclude next month

The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) had threatened industrial action over pay allowances

# teachers - Sunday 14 August, 2016

"Hire unemployed teachers ahead of retired ones" says minister

Bruton said that while the recruitment and appointment of teachers is a matter for the individual school.

# teachers - Sunday 7 August, 2016

FactCheck: Was Richard Bruton right to say that newer TDs get paid less?

Do lower public service salaries extend to the Dáil chamber? FactCheck finds out.

# teachers - Sunday 12 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland Yo Teach

15 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland

It’s not all a doss, you know.

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