Classroom Management

Noise Levels

by admin on 13/09/2016

noise_levelsIt can be difficult to control the noise levels in the classroom at the best of times, especially in classes in the lower end of the primary school. Different noise levels are allowable at different times during the day, depending on the lesson or activity. But how are pupils to know what is allowable at a particular time?

A visual reminder at the top of the classroom can be a good aid to pupils [click to continue…]

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diary_dates_2016_17Thanks again to Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher on Twitter) for compiling this great 4th annual list of dates to keep in mind when doing lesson planning for the forthcoming school year. Save the dates in your school diary for the forthcoming school year.

All of these dates give teachers great opportunities to celebrate special occasions in school [click to continue…]

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Lettertec Competition

by admin on 07/04/2014

Lettertec Teacher Organiser & HandbookLettertec is one of Ireland’s leading design & print specialists. It is a market leader in book binding /self-publishing, providing quality integrated design, print and binding solutions for all printing requirements. Founded in 1983,  Lettertec is an independent Irish-owned company located in Carrigtwohill, Co.Cork. Lettertec supplies Primary School Journals, brochures, leaflets, calendars and has recently launched a new Teacher’s Organiser and Handbook for primary school teachers. Presented in a durable hardback cover, it features a two-page weekly diary section including weekly self-evaluation notes; [click to continue…]

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At the Hairdresser Group Names 03

by admin on 04/03/2014

At the Hairdresser Group Names 03This resource consists of group names when working on a hairdresser theme in the classroom. It may especially be useful if doing a hairdresser theme for Aistear work in junior classes. There are signs for six groups featuring a hairdryer border.

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At the Dentist Group Names 03

by admin on 04/03/2014

At the Dentist Group Names 03This resource consists of group names when working on a dentist theme in the classroom. It may especially be useful if doing a dentist theme for Aistear work in junior classes. There are signs for six groups featuring a tooth shape.

(.pdf file 420 KB) [click to continue…]

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At The Hairdresser Group Names 02

March 2, 2014

This resource consists of group names when working on a hairdresser theme in the classroom. It may especially be useful if doing a hairdresser theme for Aistear work in junior classes. There are signs for six groups featuring a hairdryer border. (.pdf file 970 KB)

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At the Dentist Group Names 02

March 2, 2014

This resource consists of group names when working on a dentist theme in the classroom. It may especially be useful if doing a dentist theme for Aistear work in junior classes. There are signs for six groups featuring a tooth shape. (.pdf file 422 KB)

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At the Hairdresser Group Names 01

February 23, 2014

This resource consists of group names when working on a hairdresser theme in the classroom. It may especially be useful if doing a hairdresser theme for Aistear work in junior classes. There are signs for six groups featuring a hairdryer border. (.pdf file 132 KB)

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At The Dentist Group Names 01

February 23, 2014

This resource consists of group names when working on a dentist theme in the classroom. It may especially be useful if doing a dentist theme for Aistear work in junior classes. There are signs for six groups featuring a tooth shape. (.pdf file 132 KB)

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Just Teach It Website

January 27, 2014

Just Teach It is another website with downloadable resources for primary schools which I only recently came across. Based on the UK curriculum, the website says that it has over 1,000 resources which are arranged on the site according to theme, Early Years, KS1 and KS2. It says that, “Our engaging resources are geared towards […]

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Just Listen

November 12, 2013

This resource is just a reminder to all that when in the classroom, special education room, Learning Support Room or elsewhere in the school, when one person is speaking, the other should be listening! (.pdf file 48.1 KB)

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Indoor Voice

November 11, 2013

This resource is just a reminder to all that when in the classroom, special education room, Learning Support Room or in the school library, we use our “Indoor Voices”! (.pdf file 39.9KB)

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Quiet Please

November 11, 2013

This resource is just a reminder of when it is quiet time in the classroom, special education room, Learning Support Room or in the school library. (.pdf file 32.3KB)

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Réaltóg an Líne

October 17, 2013

Tá an teastas seo le haghaidh moladh a thabhairt do dhalta atá ag déanamh sár-iarracht a bheith go maith sa líne ar scoil. (comhad .pdf 303KB)

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Guest Post: Twitter Exit Tickets in the Classroom

October 10, 2013

Like many teachers, I kept one eye on Pinterest over the summer months for new ideas for my classroom. One that kept grabbing my attention was that of the ‘exit ticket’. It appeared in many formats, such as post-it notes and grids, but the one I decided to use was the Twitter format. Over the […]

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