Why we should care about Ireland’s Human Rights Record in Education

Why we should care about Ireland’s Human Rights Record in Education 5

Last week, the Irish government was given a major slap on the wrist for the way it is treating the human rights of some of its citizens. While the news mainly reported on the horrific nature of the Health Service, … Read on...

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Why are primary school children using social media illegally?

Why are primary school children using social media illegally? 2

I was struck by a status update that I saw on a forum a couple of days ago where an Irish primary teacher said that of the 31 children in her 4th class, 25 admitted to having a Facebook account with their parents’ … Read on...

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Who Jan O’Sullivan shouldn’t Hire as her Advisor

Who Jan O’Sullivan shouldn’t Hire as her Advisor 0

Jan O’Sullivan is our new Education Minister and, as a new member to the cabinet, no one has any preconceived ideas as to what sort of minister she will be. It is likely that she will come under pressure from the … Read on...

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Oh My God – POD – losing my faith

Oh My God – POD – losing my faith 4

It’s been a month and a half since I’ve written about the POD pilot. There are a number of reasons for this, June being the main one; but almost equally, getting the information that POD wants on to POD is … Read on...

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Five more things the new Minister for Education should do…

Five more things the new Minister for Education should do… 2

Following on from Fintan O’Mahoney’s excellent article, “Ten things the new Minister for Education should do, straight away“, I’m going to add a few of my own thoughts, mainly relating to primary education. Ruairi Quinn’s resignation has been met … Read on...

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What will Ruairi Quinn’s Legacy be?

What will Ruairi Quinn’s Legacy be? 3

Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, announced his resignation today. The announcement was met with mixed reactions from different circles, no more so than from teachers. I follow a number of teacher groups on various social media platforms and it was interesting … Read on...

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Google Classroom – a very first glance

Google Classroom – a very first glance 1

Google have decided to further embed themselves into the world of education with a new product called Classroom. I was given my preview account today to play around with and see what I can do with it and my first impressions … Read on...

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A Summer Gift from the DES

A Summer Gift from the DES 3

Usually, on the last day of the school year, the Department of Education springs a nasty circular with a cut to something. However, this year, the following “clarification” was made. With regards to summer courses:

Please note that the mode of delivery

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Review: Fáilte go Sesame Street (Edco)

Review: Fáilte go Sesame Street (Edco) 0

Fáilte go Sesame Street Practise Irish with the Sesame Street Characters-New Irish Language Activity Book from The Educational Company of Ireland

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The Gaelscoil movement is growing with parents deciding to send their children to all-Irish speaking schools … Read on...

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Is the NCSE reform even less equitable?

Is the NCSE reform even less equitable? 3

With much fanfare, the NCSE are reforming how resources are given to schools for children with Special Educational Needs. It has been largely welcomed by the media who have bought the tag that it’s more equitable and it seems to … Read on...

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