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  • Final Thoughts from INTO Presidential Candidates

    Gregor Kerr Members have a choice. They can vote for more of the same, for the status quo. Or they can vote for Change and Empowerment.   I am not promising that a Vote for me will change things overnight but I am inviting union members to vote for me and to work with me to […]

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  • Do the candidates have opinion on other initiatives?

    Apart from the few government initiatives mentioned in the last few days, what do our two candidates think about some of the other things that have been launched into schools? John Boyle Initiatives such as healthy eating, active schools, green schools, internet safety, anti-bullying are all worthwhile but increasingly schools are expected to take the place […]

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  • On coding in schools

    Gregor Kerr How many times has the Minister announced Coding as his big new idea? I’ve lost count. But he seems to think if he just announces it enough times it will happen – nothing about the training necessary, nothing about the equipment necessary, nothing about the infrastructure such as wifi. And absolutely nothing useful […]

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  • On the New Primary Curriculum

    John Boyle Our 1999 Curriculum is now one of the oldest in Europe. I welcome the fact that the revisions will be introduced over a long period with the curriculum not expected to be fully implemented in senior classes until 2020. But I also have quite a number of concerns about the new language curriculum […]

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  • On Cosán: INTO Presidential Interview

    Gregor Kerr As a member of the Teaching Council I will be watching this one very closely. Teachers are continuously upskilling, they do not need to be forced into completing CPD. Teachers themselves know what CPD they need and when they need it. Current provisions work well. The INTO must oppose any attempt to make […]

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  • On Droichead

    Readers of Anseo.net will know of my own stance on Droichead, which I’ve been campaigning against for a couple of years. One of my big criticisms of Droichead has been the INTO’s strange decision to support it. What are the candidates’ opinions on Droichead? Note: At the time of writing this article, The Teaching Council […]

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  • On JobBridge

    Gregor Kerr I opposed its introduction. I supported NQTs when they looked for a directive against participation in the Work Placement Programme (JobBridge’s forerunner). It is important to remember that the CEC opposed that directive and argued at the Special Conference which discussed the issue that we should allow WPP into our schools in order […]

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  • On Aistear

    We ask the candidates some short questions on various initiatives brought in by government over the last couple of years. We hoped for some short answers but sometimes… John Boyle Aistear has been welcomed and commended by teachers for providing a framework for continuity of learning for children from birth to age six. However there […]

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  • Views on Religious Inequality

    Religious equality is becoming a bigger subject in the public domain every year. However, teachers of minority faiths and no faiths are rarely mentioned. How do the candidates think the INTO can support teachers who are effectively forced to work in conditions where they must hide their beliefs? Gregor Kerr I have always been committed to […]

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  • Which cut do you think will be the hardest to reverse?

    There were so many cuts made to our profession in the last decade, it’s hard to know where to start sometimes. However, which cut do the candidates think will be the most difficult to reverse? John Boyle I’m a very optimistic person. I do not focus on negativity as it’s simply too energy sapping. I […]

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  • Is the union too hierarchal?

    One criticism I have of the union is that it is far too hierarchal. In order to get anywhere near an influential position, one has to be able to get through a number of obstacles. Branch meetings can be difficult depending on the area you attend, the CEC representative at the helm, and even how […]

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  • How will you attract teachers to engage with the union?

    People often complain that fewer teachers are attending union meetings and engaging with the union. What do our candidates have to say about this? John Boyle The level of member engagement with INTO is actually much higher than ever, but of course, it is not the traditional type of involvement. For starters our membership is […]

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  • Community National School Drowns in Tweets

    Yesterday we learned that Richard Bruton wants the ETB to go around asking schools to divest to other patrons, one of which is actually the ETB itself. Not only that, now that we’ve nearly managed to stop wasting money on paying rent on prefabs, the government now want to pay the Catholic Church up to […]

  • What you might not know about the ETB Community National School model

    With the news today that Richard Bruton wants the ETB to lead an “identification process” to ascertain which Catholic schools will divest to multi-denominational patrons (one of which is the ETB itself) and once they choose the one they like, the government will pay them between €10k and €20k per annum to “lease” the school, […]

  • IPPN Expo Preview

    Every year before the IPPN, I go through the Expo listings to try and find some interesting companies who are vying for business. With the announcement of ICT funding coming close to the end of the month, technology companies are going to be busy. There seems to be over a dozen companies trying to sell […]

  • Who will succeed Tomás O’Ruairc on the Teaching Council?

    It’s hard to believe that 5 years have passed since Tomás Ó Ruairc has been at the helm of the Teaching Council. Its been a very eventful time for us in teacher world. When Tomás took over, the Teaching Council was in a very difficult position. The Teaching Council’s relevance was being questioned as it didn’t […]

  • Anseo.net Predictions for 2017

    Every year, I try to predict what the big stories will be in primary education in Ireland. 2016, for me, will be best remembered by being forgotten. It was a very disappointing year on all fronts with very little happening – almost as if someone had hit the pause button on the sector. Nothing seemed to happen […]

  • Anseo.net Review of 2016

    2016 has widely been acknowledged as being a very difficult year. Whatever angle one viewed the year, it was a worrying one. The headline grabbers, of course, were the British people voting to leave the EU and Donald Trump winning the American presidential election. In Europe, we saw countries closing their borders to people fleeing the […]

  • Two Line Tuesday: Merry Christmas

    It’s the last Two Line Tuesday before the holidays. A very happy Christmas and New Year from Anseo.net.

  • Two Line Tuesday: Coding

    I imagine that Richard Bruton is thinking, ‘If I say “coding in schools” enough times, eventually everyone will believe in it. I won’t actually provide any support, infrastructure, funding or training but it’s going to happen and nothing could possibly go wrong.’

  • Safe Christmas Playlist

    Christmas is impossible to ignore no matter what type of school you teach in. If you’re in one with a Christian ethos, you probably won’t have the problem of navigating through the songs that are also prayers. If you aren’t, here are some safe Christmas songs that don’t proselytise.

  • Supermarket Maths: Thermals

    With the cold weather settling in, here’s a supermarket maths challenge using thermals as the stimulus. You’ll see below that there are 3 different colours to choose from in the thermals below. There are tops for €5.99 each and bottoms for €6.99. For a set, it costs €12.98. Your challenge is to find out the number […]

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  • Supermarket Maths: Knitting

    This week’s supermarket maths goes knitting. Here are a few questions that you might use. Check out the two offers on wool below and find out which one is the best value in terms of “yardage.” Estimate how much it would cost to knit your own pair of socks. What combinations of boxes could you […]

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  • Supermarket Maths: Steak

    This week’s supermarket maths is all about steaks and simply asks which package of steak offers the best value per kilogram. As a little bonus, we have a second question underneath based on time. You have five different ways of cooking steaks below. How many combinations of steaks could you cook in an hour?  

  • A Look at the Action Plan for Education

    The Action Plan for Education was published today by Minister Richard Bruton. The government aims for Ireland to have the best education and training system in Europe by 2026. Given that the government has spent the last 10 years tearing the education system apart through budgetary cuts, I’m not entirely sure how they are going […]

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  • Two Line Tuesday: Sex Education

    According to a recent study, (see here), students feel that Sex Education is negative, out of touch and gendered. With over 90% of schools in Ireland forced to teach sex education from a negative, out of touch and gendered point of view, (see here), it’s hardly surprising.

  • Review: The School Directory

    The School Directory is a new service for schools to search for and find substitute teachers and SNAs. It enters a market where text-a-sub is king and the INTO Sub Search is not far behind it and both of them are completely free to teachers and schools. Text-a-sub from IPPN allows schools to ask for […]

  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic Playlist

    Are you having a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in your school? Here’s a little playlist for the background. It mainly contains children’s songs and a couple of pop songs.

  • Supermarket Maths: Pots, Pans and Capacity

    Lidl provides us with this week’s Supermarket Maths Problem. We have a load of pots and casserole dishes at various different prices and various different volumes. With that in mind, which pot offers the best value for money per litre? You might also spot the tea towels at the bottom left, which begs the question of […]

  • Roald Dahl Playlist

    “Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.” So says the song in Matilda, one of the many adaptations of Roald Dahl’s works. This playlist has sample songs from films and musicals that have been adapted from Roald Dahl’s novels – perfect for 13th September, which is Roald Dahl Day!

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