Category Archives: Teaching

RIP Ashling Murphy – She Was Going For A Run

Candlelight vigils and musical tributes are being held all over Ireland and UK , this weekend, over the death of a 23 year old teacher, Ashling Murphy. What a waste of a beautiful life, taken too soon by an unknown … Continue reading

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Happy International Teachers Day

It’s World Teachers Day..Thank -You To All the Teachers Out There “When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude … Continue reading

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Interesting Article By Allianz- Teaching Your Child To Drive

  Title: Teaching Your Teenager to Drive Author: Allianz Insurance Full Text & Source: https://www.allianz.ie/blog/your-car/teaching-your-teenager-to-drive.html The Internet, Online, 24/04/2018 Sample Text: Teaching your teenager how to drive is one of the most challenging and daunting responsibilities of child rearing. As co-pilot, you … Continue reading

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A Positive Side To Social Media

I heard a story about the positive use of social media. My sister is using her ipad to teach the old people who she works with to use Facebook and Twitter, to connect with their children and grand-children. I love … Continue reading

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‘Twas the night before school by Charles Gulotta

Poem By Charles Gulotta From Mostly Bright Ideas Blog: Source: https://mostlybrightideas.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/twas-the-night-before-school-starts/ ‘Twas the night before school starts, and all through the town, Not a teacher was sleeping, just thrashing around. Thoughts of the classroom brought a tear to each eye, … Continue reading

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TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language

“TEFL” is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or simply, English language instruction for non-native speakers. Also known as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English Language Teaching (ELT), and teaching ESL (English as a … Continue reading

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English Drama

Title: Drama Author: Seomra Ranga Full Text & Source: http://www.seomraranga.com/links/drama-links/ The Internet, Online, 5/10/2015 Sample Text: These links are just suggestions of websites that teachers may wish to visit to compliment their classroom teaching. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of … Continue reading

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Khan Academy – Our mission to provide a world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Title: A personalized learning resource for all ages Author: Khan Academy Full Text & Source: https://www.khanacademy.org/ The Internet, Online, 4/10/2015 Sample Text: Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan … Continue reading

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Teaching And Learning

Title: Teaching And Learning Author: Ireland, UCD Full Text & Source: http://www.ucd.ie/teaching/resources/ The Internet, Online, 4/10/2015 Sample Text: Presentation Skills ‘Chalk and talk’ is a centuries old approach to lecturing where a ‘master’ read important passages from a text and … Continue reading

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Computer Literacy Instructional Resources

Title: Computer Literacy Instructional Resources Author: Minnesota Literacy Council, USA Full Text & Source: http://www.mnliteracy.org/educators/adult/technology/computer-skills The Internet, Online, 3/10/2015 A helpful resource for teachers and volunteers who are new to this field is the Effective Computer Education Strategies manual prepared … Continue reading

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Free Educational Databases

Title: Free Educational Databases Author: Melbourne University Library, Australia Full Text & Source: http://unimelb.libguides.com/content.php?pid=156617&sid=1326775 The Internet, Online, 18/9/2015 Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors Structured listing of terms designed for indexing and searching Australian education literature. Australasian Education Directory Directory of … Continue reading

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Teaching Creative Writing – Great Class Notes For English Teachers

Title: Teaching Creative Writing Author: Leif Danielson Full Text & Source: http://teacher2b.com/creative/createwr.htm The Internet, Online, 11/9/2015 Sample Text: This web site contains units for teaching facets of creative writing and the complete lesson plans for a creative writing course. All … Continue reading

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Free Technology For Teachers

Title: Seven Tools for Organizing Web Research Author: Richard Byrne Full Text & Source: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/02/tools-for-organizing-web-research.html The Internet, Online, 10/9/2015 Sample Text: Today at 3:15 pm (EST) and again at 7:15 pm (EST) MLTI trainer Jim Wells and I are hosting … Continue reading

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Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education – From CIT – part-time or full-time

It’s that time of the year again when people register for part-time courses with the VEC or colleges to enhance their careers. I decided to share this as I have a lot of friends lecturing part-time and I think this diplomia … Continue reading

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Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning & Teaching – DIT (Part-Time)

Title: Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning & Teaching Author: DIT, Ireland Full Text & Source: http://www.dit.ie/lttc/programmes/postgraddiplomainlearningteaching/ The Internet, Online, 30/8/2015 The Diploma is designed for people who already have teaching responsibilities in further or higher education. It is a … Continue reading

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Teacher Qualification Online

Title: Introduction to Teaching Qualifications at Telford College Author: Telford College, UK Full Text & Source: http://www.tcat.ac.uk/courses/part-time/teacher-education-2/ The Internet, Online, 30/8/2015 Deciding to embark on becoming a fully qualified teacher is often a long road. We try to make this … Continue reading

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100 Sites to Study, Teach, and Share Poetry Online

Title: 100 Sites to Study, Teach, and Share Poetry Online Author: Caroline Ross Full Text & Source: http://www.accreditedonlineuniversities.com/100-sites-to-study-teach-and-share-poetry-online/ The Internet, Online, 25/7/2015 Sample Text: One of the most difficult creative skills to master, poetry can be a life changing experience. … Continue reading

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Irish Literature at GCSE (PDF File) – Contemporary Irish Poetry

Title: Contemporary Irish Poetry Author: Gillian Goetzee Full Text & Source: http://www.iisresource.org/documents/0a1_contemporary_irish_poets1_gcse.pdf The Internet, Online, 2/7/2015 Sample Text: Introduction for Teachers An Anthology of Contemporary Irish Poetry Thinking about Contemporary Irish Poetry (Pupils Activity Booklet) Some Pupils Written Assignments GCSE … Continue reading

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6 Top Free eBooks for English Literature Students

Title: 6 Top Free eBooks for English Literature Students Author:  Rob James, Getting Smart Full Text & Source: http://gettingsmart.com/2012/12/6-top-free-ebooks-for-english-literature-students/ The Internet, Online, 1/7/2015 Sample Text: When looking for eBooks and other study resources, it’s worth starting with the large number … Continue reading

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The Educational Research Centre

Title: The Educational Research Centre Author: Ireland, The Educational Research Centre Full Text & Source: http://www.erc.ie/ The Internet, Online, 7/6/2015 Sample Text: Overview Evaluations of Educational Provision and Services Surveys of provision and practice are conducted by the Centre at … Continue reading

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