Your NQT year will be a bit of a journey, just like your training was – but by now you know that the highs will always balance out the lows. Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world!
Last year was my first Summer working as a Rahooley, (Summer Course Tutor with Rahoo). It was an experience that I really, really enjoyed. The Fostering Emotional Resilience and Harmony Course was a super course to be part of and …
In today’s busy classrooms, teachers are often racked with guilt. This guilt is a combination of trying to cover an expansive curriculum, keep on top of corrections, give effective feedback and plan interesting and stimulating lessons.
Colette Gleeson is a primary school teacher with an interest in pupil well wellbeing and resilience. She strives to look after the most vulnerable children and to make school a happy and safe place for them whilst giving them the tools …
I tried relentlessly for years to be one of those teachers that could get all of my planning and correcting done before leaving school. I dreamed of floating out the door, leaving a stack of corrected copies in my wake, whistling my favourite tune as I planned my evening’s activities.
However, as teachers know, the process of lesson planning has become increasingly administrative and demanding. The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) said a rising workload, described as unacceptable by 74% of those who responded to its survey, is contributing to increased stress and falling job satisfaction (Irish Examiner, March 28 2018).
As a native Irish speaker, from Connemara originally, Máire has a keen interest in Irish and its teaching in schools at primary and secondary level. This is her second year working with Rahoo and she has tutored summer courses on ICT in the Classroom and Assessment for Learning in recent years.
Women make up the bulk of teachers in the Irish education system, yet women are clearly under represented at leadership level.
Why is this?
The teacher was returning to work following maternity leave, worried and looking for tips to juggle her work-life balance so she asked the teacher community.
Good behaviour management is seen as fundamental to effective teaching and learning. Without harnessing the skills and strategies needed to work magic with large groups of students and individuals with differing personalities, teachers can find themselves ineffective and lost in …