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

INTO Congress: A Lesson in how to do Congress

The INTO congress was on this week. You might have missed it because you probably didn’t hear much about it in the media. This was probably because it was a massive success on all fronts. One could almost hear Katherine Donnelly’s disappointment that she couldn’t use words like “whinging.” Sometimes, we have to look at … Read moreINTO Congress: A Lesson in how to do Congress

Two Line Tuesday

The Minister for Education has refused an invitation to our union congress. While her apologists will excuse this, I think it’s a massive reflection on her disappointing term in education and the least she could have done was show up to thank teachers for cutting her so much slack.

Ten Things to Keep in Mind at INTO Congress

Every year, during the spring holidays, the media takes an interest in education as the various teaching unions hold their annual congresses. Ever since I became a teacher, my experience of the media is that teachers are portrayed as moaners and whingers. We are judged against the pupils we teach – example: if the pupils in their schools behaved … Read moreTen Things to Keep in Mind at INTO Congress

What have the Teaching Council ever done for us?

Have recently discovered Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM. Simon introduced me to it via twitter. I have enjoyed the shows that I managed to listen to including the recent one where Simon was interviewed! A couple of weeks ago, they interviewed Aine Lawlor, the Director of the Teaching Council. You can find this … Read moreWhat have the Teaching Council ever done for us?

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