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

Were the Teaching Council Elections truly Democratic?

The Teaching Council elections took place last week and I was happy to see that almost all of the primary candidates I would have voted for were elected in their respective regions. However, I did have a bit of a beef with the campaign running up to the election and the results demonstrated that they possibly … Read moreWere the Teaching Council Elections truly Democratic?

How is school leadership connected with Emotional Intelligence? Part 2

In part 1, I gave a brief summary of what emotional intelligence and how it has developed along the way. I’d like to look at the link between school leadership and emotional intelligence. I was forwarded on an article on this very subject a while back. It makes for interesting reading, here’s the main points. … Read moreHow is school leadership connected with Emotional Intelligence? Part 2

Guest author:Surviving and Thriving as a School Leader by Sean Ruth

Surviving and Thriving as a Leader by Seán Ruth School leadership is a particularly demanding role. It works particularly well when approached as a collaborative, listening process. However, no matter how competent and effective any leader may be, it is also the case that leadership roles tend to attract some potentially very destructive reactions from those … Read moreGuest author:Surviving and Thriving as a School Leader by Sean Ruth

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