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# teaching - Friday 20 November, 2020

Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'

Nov 20th 2020, 11:58 AM 98,420 Views 73 Comments

A teacher says the TUI calls this week for an early Christmas break were unhelpful, as those in her profession face a change in tone from the public.

# teaching - Monday 17 August, 2020

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take
# Education
# Education

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take

Aug 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 43,800 Views 15 Comments

There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.

# teaching - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Teacher takes High Court action over refusal to be recognised by the Teaching Council
# Education
# Education

Teacher takes High Court action over refusal to be recognised by the Teaching Council

Jul 28th 2020, 7:31 PM 38,013 Views 0 Comments

Fiona Roche has taught at several post primary and primary schools since 2002 and registered with the council since 2006.

# teaching - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Teaching during the Covid-19 crisis: Four weeks in, the novelty has given way to inertia for some students
# Homeschooling
# Homeschooling

Teaching during the Covid-19 crisis: Four weeks in, the novelty has given way to inertia for some students

Apr 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 40,272 Views 32 Comments

One secondary school teacher describes the swift and extraordinary changes that she and her students are adjusting to.

# teaching - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs
# Delays
# Delays

'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs

Aug 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 43,406 Views 79 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.

# teaching - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short
# Teaching
# Teaching

Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short

Jan 9th 2019, 7:40 PM 8,210 Views 2 Comments

In other countries excessive bureaucracy has led to the demoralisation of teachers, writes ASTI President Breda Lynch.

# teaching - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Apr 3rd 2018, 7:18 AM 18,270 Views 65 Comments

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

# teaching - Friday 16 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,420 Views 67 Comments

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.

# teaching - Friday 9 March, 2018

CAO points to drop as demand dips but teaching is still one of the most popular courses in Ireland
# Supply And Demand
# Supply And Demand

CAO points to drop as demand dips but teaching is still one of the most popular courses in Ireland

Mar 9th 2018, 7:18 AM 32,094 Views 100 Comments

There were 72,643 applications by 1 February – a decrease of 3,443 applicants on the previous year.

# teaching - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers
# Let's Get Physics-al
# Let's Get Physics-al

Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers

Jan 24th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,045 Views 62 Comments

A Fianna Fáil motion will go before the Dáil tonight.

# teaching - Thursday 2 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 2nd 2017, 5:18 PM 25,187 Views 16 Comments

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

# teaching - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Galway teacher fights to stop transfer to another school and says she was 'humiliated'
# High Court
# High Court

Galway teacher fights to stop transfer to another school and says she was 'humiliated'

Aug 2nd 2017, 3:09 PM 43,255 Views 0 Comments

The teacher has been at the school for 17 years.

# teaching - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Teachers' pay: 'Less interest will mean lower CAO points and new teachers of lower standards'
# Column
# Column

Teachers' pay: 'Less interest will mean lower CAO points and new teachers of lower standards'

May 6th 2017, 9:30 AM 398 Views 118 Comments

In ten years’ time our poor academic results in schools will be met with public outcry, writes Cionnaith Ó Duibhir.

# teaching - Saturday 29 April, 2017

This Irish girl had a great red chair story about being a primary teacher on Graham Norton
# Papua New Guinea
From The Daily Edge
# Papua New Guinea

This Irish girl had a great red chair story about being a primary teacher on Graham Norton

Apr 29th 2017, 8:37 AM 26,095 Views 2 Comments

The perils of big words.

# teaching - Sunday 5 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 5th 2017, 8:15 AM 20,661 Views 43 Comments

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

# teaching - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Meet the businesses luring Irish teachers to classrooms around the globe

Meet the businesses luring Irish teachers to classrooms around the globe

Jan 19th 2017, 5:18 PM 1,290 Views 0 Comments

These firms tempt educators with tax-free salaries and other perks.

# teaching - Friday 14 October, 2016

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

What Is Your Irish Teacher Name?

Oct 14th 2016, 1:45 PM 13,880 Views 1 Comment

CIÚNAS!

# teaching - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Over 2,500 new teaching jobs are to be created
# Top Of The Class
# Top Of The Class

Over 2,500 new teaching jobs are to be created

Oct 11th 2016, 2:53 PM 9,332 Views 14 Comments

Overall, the Department of Education and Skills’ budget will increase by €458 million.

# teaching - Friday 20 May, 2016

Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours

May 20th 2016, 9:10 AM 38,443 Views 166 Comments

The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.

# teaching - Monday 28 March, 2016

Unequal pay is driving graduates away from teaching, says union
# Blackboard Jungle
# Blackboard Jungle

Unequal pay is driving graduates away from teaching, says union

Mar 28th 2016, 2:25 PM 18,311 Views 48 Comments

The TUI has today called for an end to unequal salaries for teachers.

# teaching - Friday 12 February, 2016

Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike
# No Day Off
# No Day Off

Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike

Feb 12th 2016, 6:07 PM 18,904 Views 14 Comments

The industrial action was due to impact about 350 schools across the country.

# teaching - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Poll: Do teachers make enough money?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do teachers make enough money?

Nov 25th 2015, 10:02 AM 38,270 Views 135 Comments

What do you think?

# teaching - Monday 23 November, 2015

'I'm a teacher and while the school system isn't deliberately out to destroy people, it is broken'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm a teacher and while the school system isn't deliberately out to destroy people, it is broken'

Nov 23rd 2015, 8:50 AM 2,949 Views 63 Comments

Our time in a traditional school teaches us one basic fundamental: how to conform, writes a secondary school teacher.

# teaching - Monday 17 August, 2015

There's a secret reason why Solitaire was included with Windows 25 years ago
# Learning Is Fun
# Learning Is Fun

There's a secret reason why Solitaire was included with Windows 25 years ago

Aug 17th 2015, 9:38 AM 37,715 Views 22 Comments

And what it taught us are actions we take for granted today.

# teaching - Thursday 14 May, 2015

This site wants to try identify any image you show it
# Machine Learning
# Machine Learning

This site wants to try identify any image you show it

May 14th 2015, 4:52 PM 8,264 Views 6 Comments

It’s a new project from Wolfram Alpha and it’s quite good at recognising general objects.

# teaching - Thursday 9 April, 2015

City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either)
# The Divide
# The Divide

City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either)

Apr 9th 2015, 1:00 PM 12,165 Views 23 Comments

Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.

# teaching - Sunday 5 April, 2015

This jazz cat is helping Irish kids learn about music (seriously)
# Dabbledoo
# Dabbledoo

This jazz cat is helping Irish kids learn about music (seriously)

Apr 5th 2015, 10:30 AM 9,135 Views 6 Comments

It’s a brand new way of thinking about tunes.

# teaching - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?

Jan 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 402 Views 56 Comments

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

# teaching - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in
# Background Checks
# Background Checks

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in

Jan 21st 2015, 1:27 PM 9,409 Views 9 Comments

The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.

# teaching - Friday 24 October, 2014

Whoops! Teachers got paid a week early by mistake
# Salary
# Salary

Whoops! Teachers got paid a week early by mistake

Oct 24th 2014, 9:40 PM 37,602 Views 63 Comments

Is it pay day? Eh, no.

# teaching - Monday 20 October, 2014

Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century
# Digital Skills
# Digital Skills

Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century

Oct 20th 2014, 4:53 PM 9,999 Views 11 Comments

A survey of 300 Irish primary schools said access to high speed broadband is an obstacle.

# teaching - Thursday 18 September, 2014

One in three Irish primary students share a class with another grade. Does it matter?
# Older Kids
# Older Kids

One in three Irish primary students share a class with another grade. Does it matter?

Sep 18th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,723 Views 22 Comments

Not much according to new research, but a bit more for girls than boys.

# teaching - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money'
# Education
# Education

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money'

Sep 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 28,841 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

# teaching - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: 'In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay'
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

Opinion: 'In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay'

Sep 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 2,867 Views 46 Comments

97-year-old Maureen Cronin became a test case for the INTO Teachers’ Union.

# teaching - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September
# Impact
# Impact

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September

Jun 25th 2014, 5:12 PM 14,390 Views 12 Comments

The overall number of SNAs are up, but some schools have lost out on hours.

# teaching - Friday 13 June, 2014

Teachers taking up JobBridge scheme in the bad books with the union
# TUT TUT
# TUT TUT

Teachers taking up JobBridge scheme in the bad books with the union

Jun 13th 2014, 1:09 PM 18,059 Views 60 Comments

The INTO has directed its members not to participate in the scheme.

# teaching - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew
# Thailand
# Thailand

Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew

Jun 1st 2014, 12:14 PM 25,117 Views 15 Comments

The 30-year-old suffered head injuries in the crash on Friday night and passed away yesterday.

# teaching - Friday 16 May, 2014

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education
# Equality
# Equality

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

May 16th 2014, 1:08 PM 6,144 Views 39 Comments

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

# teaching - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:40 AM 14,667 Views 126 Comments

Meanwhile, the Department of Education has denied that the Minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

Apr 23rd 2014, 9:08 AM 23,468 Views 238 Comments

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

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