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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Teachers

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# Back To School
Irish people on Twitter have been sharing some really lovely things teachers did for them back in school
This will probably make you miss school.
# homeless crisis
Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'
A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.
# Education
Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?
Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.
# phone use
Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools
Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.
# recruitment appeal
'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told
Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.
# Health
It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities
“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”
# unequal
'I've lost over €20k already. I can't save, get a mortgage or plan to have kids': Lower-pay teachers speak out
In a week where teachers united in their calls for equal pay, we spoke to some about their experiences.
# Education
Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools
The Education Minister said smartphone use by students “increasingly caused concern”.
# new teachers
Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues
Unions have voted in favour of industrial action if pay inequality is not addressed.
# sex education
Minister orders full review of sex education in schools
Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.
# Education
Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored
The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.
Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world'
We need to look at the real reasons behind our teacher shortages and think about how we can attract more people into the teaching profession, writes Garrett O’Dowd.
# teaching courses
Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places
Specific focus will be placed on science, technology, engineering and maths teachers.
# shortage
Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad
The minister says that career breaks should only be granted if schools can replace the teacher.
# guidance
'Problems coming in the door are more intense': Guidance counsellors say cuts hit teens hard
Some 600 of these posts were withdrawn in Budget 2012.
# Isabelle's Law
Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training
Maria Condon said defibrillators in all schools “is a great idea but is going to be pointless unless all staff are trained”.
# Misconduct
First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week
About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.
# Mental Health
Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren
The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.
# Back To School
This Galway teacher's comics will resonate with any múinteoir heading back to school
So so accurate.
# equal pay equal work
'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay
The Minister of State said she stands by the ideal that there should be equal pay for equal work.
# Teachers' Union of Ireland
TUI heads say they will recommend membership reject the new public sector pay deal
The TUI said the deal wasn’t good enough.
# Discuss
English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert
Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?
# 11th hour
Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers
The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.
# fidget spinners
This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here
Irish schools may follow suit if fidget spinners result in bullying.
# Up In The Air
Newly qualified teachers unable to get dipped over new scheme
The INTO spokesperson added that the professional probation should be done away with.
# vaccinations at school
Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme
The TUI said that the vote did not mean the vaccine or its effectiveness was being questioned.
# pay restoration
Gap between teachers' pay is affecting staff morale - union survey
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland carried out a survey that indicates teachers’ morale at work is low because of the public pay dispute.
# diversity
Government initiative to encourage more Travellers to become teachers
The initiative is aimed at encouraging disadvantaged groups into the teaching profession.
# Education
'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland?
In Alberta, Canada, all gifted children are entitled to personalised learning plans, with the option of a specialised programme too.
# Strabane
Police called to canteen brawl at Tyrone secondary school
Police said no serious injuries were reported following the altercation.
# grievance
Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them
Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.
# Deal or no deal
After weeks of negotiation, a 'final' pay deal has been offered to ASTI teachers
There has been some movement on supervision and substitution and Junior Cert cycle reform.
# Your Say
Poll: Is it time for a new public sector pay agreement?
Current starting salaries for gardaí, nurses, and teachers are still lagging significantly behind their 2010 equivalents.
# public pay demands
How do wages of gardaí, nurses and teachers measure up to six years ago?
This year has already seen industrial unrest among doctors, nurses, teachers and gardaí.
# A1 Sharon
A typical student teacher here is a high-achieving, socially advantaged, white Irish woman
Demand for student teacher positions is still high despite ongoing industrial action over newly-qualified pay.
# Schooled
'Talking is always better than walking': Relief this morning as teachers to attend pay talks
The agreement to suspend the action has been welcomed by the government and education bodies.
Schools will reopen tomorrow as teachers' union enters talks
Teachers were due to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties tomorrow, leading to the closure of schools nationwide.
# Teachers
Around 500 secondary schools closed today as teachers strike
The strike centres on pay for newly-qualified teachers.
# No deal
Confirmed: About 400 secondary schools will be closed tomorrow
No deal was reached today.
# Strike
Talks scheduled for tomorrow to avert large-scale teacher strikes
Teachers represented by the ASTI union will stop performing supervisory or substitution duties from Monday