INTO Congress: Will moving religion classes change anything? 0

The INTO congress is a time when the media takes an interest in education. Sadly, this mainly takes the form of honing in on the few teachers who decide to use the spotlight in a way that is reported as … Read on…

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Mindfulness Matters: Sui

Mindfulness Matters: Sui 0

I am a big believer that teachers who want to work with emotional intelligence need to be constantly working on their own emotional intelligence and competencies. The same goes for mindfulness and meditation. So, with this in mind, sui.ie come … Read on…

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Mindfulness Matters: The Zone for Kids

Mindfulness Matters: The Zone for Kids 0

The Zone for Kids CD focuses on posture and belly breathing-intro to mindfulness and relaxation. It is recommended as the first CD that you use as a teacher with your children/class. It gives simple techniques for confidence and calmness for … Read on…

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Mindfulness Matters: Still Space for Kids

Mindfulness Matters: Still Space for Kids 0

Still Space for Kids CD

 

This CD helps create peace in the mind of young children and people. Still Space is especially useful for parenting and teaching. It gives simple techniques for embracing peace and building resilience. Through visualisation … Read on…

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Meditation in Schools: Introduction

Meditation in Schools: Introduction 4

There are thousands of pieces of research that will convince any teacher of the need to take time out to meditate and be mindful. Some of the latest research from America adds to the growing body of evidence.  A school Read on…

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ESAI Conference 2014

ESAI Conference 2014 0

I attended the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) conference for the first time last week. The conference brings together educators and researchers from all over Ireland to present papers on educational research. The theme of the conference was a … Read on…

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NCCA look for teacher consultation on the new Primary Language Curriculum

NCCA look for teacher consultation on the new Primary Language Curriculum 0

The NCCA have laid out the draft document for the Language Learning curriculum, that is for Gaeilge and Literacy/Language/English. It is has some great new features and does make the curriculum more teacher and child friendly and Anseo.net will … Read on…

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Reflections on a WSE: Error Checking

Reflections on a WSE: Error Checking 0

Last week, another couple of brown envelopes appeared in the post with harp symbols on the cover. The next stage of the WSE process is error checking.

This is the first time you see what your WSE report looks like. … Read on…

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Microsoft Summit 0

I attended the Microsoft Summit last week at their HQ in Dublin. The summit was organised to showcase Microsoft’s latest ideas for the education sector and it seemed like every principal in the country was invited. I’m not sure if … Read on…

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International Happiness Day 2014:What is happiness really?

International Happiness Day 2014:What is happiness really? 0

We celebrated International Happiness Day in our school today. It is a great opportunity for us to think about happiness and what it means to be happy.

Some people might think happiness means something delirious or overly positive in spite … Read on…

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