I won’t be voting for a party based on promises of reducing class sizes but it seems to be the thing that politicians believe is the number one issue in education. Ultimately, once one hits around 18 pupils, anything above that has little impact, i.e. the difference between 30 and 25 is negligible. Anyway, despite … Read more#GE16 and Primary Education: Class Size
This year’s IPPN annual conference was more than a little bit political with no less than seven politicians taking to the stage over the two days. Every year I give a summary of what I got up to. I try to spend a good bit of time in the Expo and miss out on some … Read moreIPPN 2016: Principals Meet Politicians
The IPPN conference is coming next week. The conference has seen a change in that the minister for education is going to be at the official opening of the conference rather than the morning after, which seems to be aimed at launching the various political parties’ education election manifestos. We’re also going to have to put … Read moreIPPN Expo Preview
2015, as always, has been a very busy year in primary education. Every year, we look back over some of our articles throughout the months to see how the year shaped out. The world of technology was a quiet enough place with very few new gadgets capturing the imaginations of teachers. 2015 seemed to be a … Read moreAnseo.net Review of 2015
The CESI (Computers in Education Society of Ireland) Conference 2016 has been announced. It will be held in DCU on Saturday, February 27th, the first time the conference has been held in a major university. The annual CESI Teachmeet which takes place the night before will be in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra on the 26th. Spread the word!
Educate Together have lots of conferences throughout the year. There’s the main AGM where all members get to vote on the running of Educate Together and there’s the principals’ conference. There’s usually conferences on ethics and this is for boards of managements, principals, parents and teachers but Educate Together have never run a conference solely for … Read moreThe First Ever Educate Together Conference for Teachers!
It is with terrible sadness that we learned that Bianca Ní Ghrógháin, a wonderful teacher, colleague and friend had passed away over the weekend. Bianca represented everything that was right in primary education. She pushed the boundaries everyday and her armour of talent was vast, in particular through her use of technology. She inspired teachers to try out … Read moreRIP: Bianca Ní Ghrógáin
I was invited to be on a panel discussion at the Excited Festival on Saturday with Mona Akmal from Code.org, Keith Krueger (CEO of the Consortium for School Networking) and Ciaran Cannon (founder of Excited) to talk about coding and creativity hosted by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. The event took place in Dublin Castle’s conference centre about … Read moreExcited Festival Panel Discussion
I am reliably told that this CESI conference is our 13th one! I have seen changes in logo, executive committee members, speakers and format over that time but I am always guaranteed that I will leave inspired and thankful to be in the teaching profession. On the Friday night, I headed on out to the … Read moreTeachmeet meets Computers in Education Society: Conference 2015