Just before the Christmas break, the INTO had their latest leg of their series of debates as part of their 150th year celebrations. These events pick a topic and a panel of experts talk about them for an hour to a live audience. For people that can’t make the event, they live stream it and … Read moreThe INTO and the Mysterious Case of the Missing Droichead Video Footage
Somehow, I missed this announcement last week even so it contains 80 actions and sub actions to be completed before the end of 2018. I had a quick look through it. The trouble with these documents is that they are exceptionally waffle-ridden and really difficult to read. Themes, subthemes, actions, subactions, etc. etc. It would … Read moreMinister Bruton launches 2018 Digital Plan for Schools
Every year, I look through the list of exhibitors at the IPPN Conference Expo and pick out a few that catch my eye. As always, there’s the usual stalwarts of Expos past but there are a few new faces to check out as well. Technology services have been picking up over the last couple of … Read moreIPPN Expo 2018
Every year, Anseo.net looks at the offerings from the summer course guide and we pick out a number of courses that capture our imagination. With so many independent providers of summer courses these days, it can be difficult to find the course that suits you best. We’re judging courses by their titles so we might miss a … Read moreSummer Course Guide 2017
There’s a subculture of Judiasm known as the “hyphenated Jew” where the word Jewish becomes Jew-ish with a heavy emphasis on the “ish.” A hyphenated Jew could mean a number of things but it is usually somebody who was raised in the Jewish faith but no longer practices but still would describe him/herself as Jewish, … Read moreIs the “hyphenated” Catholic the reason for the lack of movement on divestment?
Yesterday we learned that Richard Bruton wants the ETB to go around asking schools to divest to other patrons, one of which is actually the ETB itself. Not only that, now that we’ve nearly managed to stop wasting money on paying rent on prefabs, the government now want to pay the Catholic Church up to … Read moreCommunity National School Drowns in Tweets
Every year before the IPPN, I go through the Expo listings to try and find some interesting companies who are vying for business. With the announcement of ICT funding coming close to the end of the month, technology companies are going to be busy. There seems to be over a dozen companies trying to sell … Read moreIPPN Expo Preview
2016 has widely been acknowledged as being a very difficult year. Whatever angle one viewed the year, it was a worrying one. The headline grabbers, of course, were the British people voting to leave the EU and Donald Trump winning the American presidential election. In Europe, we saw countries closing their borders to people fleeing the … Read moreAnseo.net Review of 2016
It was a scandal that INTO members sold their colleagues out in the first place, on the recommendation from the CEC, during negotiations with the government a few years ago. I hope if equality of pay is achieved, the union will be courteous enough not to pat themselves on the back but to credit ordinary … Read moreTwo Line Tuesday: Equal Pay
Every year we scour the Summer Course list. This year there seems to be dozens of organisations and individuals offering summer courses and they are all listed on the Drumcondra Education Centre’s web site. Here are a few that caught our eye. Blackrock Education Centre have some really interesting ones that jumped out: Seashore Safari and … Read moreWhat are the best Summer Courses for 2016?