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Advantages and Disadvantages of working as a Supply Teacher

Primary, Second Level | In this blog, I will share some of my own experience of substitute teaching and outline the advantages and disadvantages of working as a supply teacher for the school year 20/21.

Launch of new Solution to tackle Contract-Cheating

FET, General, Higher Education |The new solution to tackle contract-cheating will enable colleges and universities shifting to online instruction to take a holistic approach to academic integrity.

RTÉ Documentary: The Great Book of Ireland

FET, General, Higher Education, Primary, Research, Second Level | The Great Book of Ireland (Leabhar Mór na hÉireann) has been termed Ireland’s modern-day Book of Kells.

Intuition, Inventiveness and Resilience will see us through

General | Intuition, Inventiveness, and Resilience saw three amazing astronauts safely home – the human race can do it again.

Equal Pay is key to Recruiting Additional Teachers

Second Level | New ASTI President Ann Piggott has said that the Government must commit to equal pay for post-2010 entrants to teaching if it is to recruit additional second-level teachers.

New measures will help boost confidence in reopening of schools

Primary/Second Level | Fórsa trade union believes that measures discussed on July 24 will boost confidence about schools reopening at the end of August.

Voice For Teachers has spoken – but who is listening?

Primary/Second Level | The Facebook group ‘Voice For Teachers’ has existed for a relatively short time, yet has a following of over 47,000 and counting.

School Leader Wellbeing and Workload during COVID-19 Lockdown

Primary/Second Level | The impact of the shift to distance learning was explored in an ESRI study using an online questionnaire and in-depth interviews with school leaders.

IUA warmly welcomes COVID package

Higher Ed/Research | The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has warmly welcomed the Further and Higher Education Roadmap announced by Minister Simon Harris on 22 July 2020.

Impacts of COVID-19 on Children and Young People

Early Childhood/Primary/Research/Second Level | A new report, ‘Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for policy in relation to children and young people’, was announced today by Minister Roderic O’Gorman.

A new 5-year strategy aims to expand the role of Further Education & Training (FET)

Higher Ed/FET | A new five-year strategy for the Further Education & Training (FET) sector was launched last week by Minister Simon Harris and Minister Niall Collins.

Offload your admin work into safe hands

General | I provide administrative assistance to busy professionals who send me the administrative tasks they either do not have time to do, or would rather not do.

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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.

Haruki Murakami