The INTO and the Mysterious Case of the Missing Droichead Video Footage

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

Who will succeed Tomás O'Ruairc on the Teaching Council?

It’s hard to believe that 5 years have passed since Tomás Ó Ruairc has been at the helm of the Teaching Council. Its been a very eventful time for us in teacher world. When Tomás took over, the Teaching Council was in a very difficult position. The Teaching Council’s relevance was being questioned as it didn’t … Read moreWho will succeed Tomás O'Ruairc on the Teaching Council?

Who will succeed Tomás O’Ruairc on the Teaching Council?

It’s hard to believe that 5 years have passed since Tomás Ó Ruairc has been at the helm of the Teaching Council. Its been a very eventful time for us in teacher world. When Tomás took over, the Teaching Council was in a very difficult position. The Teaching Council’s relevance was being questioned as it didn’t … Read moreWho will succeed Tomás O’Ruairc on the Teaching Council?

What Vehicle will get us over the Bridge?

With the overwhelming majority of teachers voting to not cooperate with Droichead in its current format, I wonder how the Teaching Council are going to pick up the pieces and try again. I thought I’d use the following analogy to help them out. CEPP was the first incarnation from the Teaching Council. It took the form … Read moreWhat Vehicle will get us over the Bridge?

10 Suggestions for the Teaching Council re: Droichead

I have been giving out about Droichead for quite some time so thought it might be a good idea to publish some suggestions as to how the Teaching Council might remedy their appalling handling of trying to introduce impose it on schools. Here are my ideas. Spend 2016-17 piloting different models for Teacher Induction. Publish an FAQ … Read more10 Suggestions for the Teaching Council re: Droichead

What do Droichead, Irish Water and the Junior Cert Reform have in common?

In my opinion, the answer to the above question is the same. I know some people won’t agree with me, but I believe all three are a good idea in theory. Taking them in reverse: the Junior Cert is a ridiculously outdated examination that no longer has any purpose. It is simply a practice for … Read moreWhat do Droichead, Irish Water and the Junior Cert Reform have in common?

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