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#Teachers

15 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland

It’s not all a doss, you know.

From TheJournal.ie TUI votes to accept government proposals over pay and work hours Agreement

TUI votes to accept government proposals over pay and work hours

The TUI will effectively be signing up to the terms of The Landsdowne Road Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts Industrial Action

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

From TheJournal.ie Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours Croke Park

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

The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.

From TheJournal.ie 566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs Schools

566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs

Resource teachers are in addition to the mainstream class teacher.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should new gardaí, nurses, and teachers be better paid? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should new gardaí, nurses, and teachers be better paid?

A key industrial relations figure has said that if the gardaí and others cannot attract new recruits then their pay-scales need to be revisited.

From TheJournal.ie Only way to pay young public servants equally is to end generous pension regime Opinion

Only way to pay young public servants equally is to end generous pension regime

When addressing public sector pay, the big elephant in the room isn’t just the upfront costs of recruiting new entrants, Aaron McKenna argues.

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of principals say austerity has undermined mental health support for students Pastoral Care

Vast majority of principals say austerity has undermined mental health support for students

The results of a survey show how a moratorium on hiring has affected schools.

15 annoying things all Irish teachers have said

“No running in the corridor!”

From TheJournal.ie 'As a gay teacher I felt I had to switch my partner from a 'he' to a 'she', I felt ashamed' Opinion

'As a gay teacher I felt I had to switch my partner from a 'he' to a 'she', I felt ashamed'

The posters on the wall said “It’s ok to be different” but LGBT teachers working in denominational schools felt the opposite, writes Niall Callan.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil passes Bill to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT teachers Section 37

Dáil passes Bill to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT teachers

The move was welcomed by LGBT groups.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do teachers make enough money? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do teachers make enough money?

What do you think?

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology Opinion

Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology

Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know this Friday morning.

15 times teachers were the real messers

Legends. All of them.

From TheJournal.ie Something strange happens to the quality of teachers during recessions Standards

Something strange happens to the quality of teachers during recessions

It also reveals how to attract better teachers into classrooms.

From TheJournal.ie Online backlash forces private school to withdraw JobBridge ads Teachers

Online backlash forces private school to withdraw JobBridge ads

The headmaster said he was not attempting to fill vacancies and was not as familiar with the debates around the scheme as he should have been.

From TheJournal.ie We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age Column

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher says her career was "destroyed" after phone in her bra set off prison detectors Courts

Teacher says her career was "destroyed" after phone in her bra set off prison detectors

She is suing the Irish Prison Service and Minister for Justice, among others.

From TheJournal.ie It's still legal to discriminate against gay teachers, but that could change next week Equality

It's still legal to discriminate against gay teachers, but that could change next week

A Bill is being put to the Dáil on foot of the referendum result.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers' union set to reject new €2,000-increase pay agreement No Thanks

Teachers' union set to reject new €2,000-increase pay agreement

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland feel that the issue of ‘flex’ hour contracts has not been dealt with sufficiently.

From TheJournal.ie How do you talk to a child about death? Working Through Tragedy

How do you talk to a child about death?

A new online resource has been launched to help primary school teachers deal with bereavement.

From TheJournal.ie Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to... School's In

Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to...

It seems that the Department of Education and teaching unions have reached an agreement.

From TheJournal.ie A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food Hunger

A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food

A full third of Irish parents with young children are concerned about feeding their family.

From TheJournal.ie These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word 'gay' Marriage Referendum

These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word 'gay'

A new group, Teachers for No, launched outside Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms Stalemate

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms

Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.

From TheJournal.ie Students protest after 16 English language colleges close in just one year Out In The Cold
From TheJournal.ie DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it's facing criticism Conflict Of Interest

DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it's facing criticism

It’s funded by the alcohol industry.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Teachers are being trained to spot the 'warning signs' of suicide Suicide Crisis

Teachers are being trained to spot the 'warning signs' of suicide

The model has been compared to learning CPR.

From TheJournal.ie Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality' School Of Hard Knocks

Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'

Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.

9 unforgivable lies we were all told in school

We do not forgive. And we do not forget.

From TheJournal.ie "I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished Junior Cycle Row

"I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished

Jan O’Sullivan says she’s pressing ahead with junior cycle reforms, insisting individual teachers “want to get on with it”.

10 homework struggles every Irish person will remember

OH MY GOD DID WE HAVE ENGLISH??

From TheJournal.ie Teachers are miffed Junior Cert  details were leaked to newspaper Not Happy

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable' Privacy

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.