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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Teachers

All time
# more teachers
Minister announces 430 new resource teachers to help children with special education needs
The allocation means there will now be nearly 7,500 special needs teachers in the system.
# Strikes
'We don't need gardaí to go on strike for us to realise how special they are'
Paschal Donohoe said today that his department has put in place a “substantial arrangement and package” for gardaí.
# Lansdowne Road
46% of Irish people support teachers as strikes set to go ahead
Teachers have planned to strike on seven days between 27 October and 7 December.
# Poll
Eight out of ten people think lower paid gardaí, teachers and nurses should have their pay increased
It comes as up to 500 schools are set to close on Thursday unless progress is made on the issue of pay scales for teachers who qualified after 2011.
# Quiz
What Is Your Irish Teacher Name?
# out of college
We'll know today if teachers are going to strike for their younger colleagues
The results of two ASTI ballots will be revealed.
# In the classroom
Union wants to address gender imbalance among Irish teachers
New figures show that Ireland has one of the widest gender gaps among teachers at primary and post-primary level in Europe
'We don't want a pay increase; we are demanding pay restoration for our vulnerable colleagues'
ASTI representative Ciara Kinsella explains why secondary school teachers are considering going on strike.
# Pay Equality
Newly-qualified teachers will now start on €31,800 a year
That is equal to those who had been doing the job before 2012.
# Stereotypes
Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'
Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.
# Teachers
'We're prepared to strike': Union to ballot secondary school teachers for industrial action
Teachers will be asked about industrial action and will also vote on whether they want to withdraw from supervision duties.
# Back To School
12 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland
Dreading the day your students find you on Facebook.
# Teachers
Talks on restoring pay allowances for teachers to conclude next month
The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) had threatened industrial action over pay allowances
# Teachers
"Hire unemployed teachers ahead of retired ones" says minister
Bruton said that while the recruitment and appointment of teachers is a matter for the individual school.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Was Richard Bruton right to say that newer TDs get paid less?
Do lower public service salaries extend to the Dáil chamber? FactCheck finds out.
# yo teach
15 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland
It’s not all a doss, you know.
# agreement
TUI votes to accept government proposals over pay and work hours
The TUI will effectively be signing up to the terms of The Landsdowne Road Agreement.
# Industrial Action
Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts
2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.
# Croke Park
Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours
The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.
# I Will Survive!
Primary school teachers will identify with substitute's gas account of her day
Not another dance party.
# Schools
566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs
Resource teachers are in addition to the mainstream class teacher.
# Your Say
Poll: Should new gardaí, nurses, and teachers be better paid?
A key industrial relations figure has said that if the gardaí and others cannot attract new recruits then their pay-scales need to be revisited.
Only way to pay young public servants equally is to end generous pension regime
When addressing public sector pay, the big elephant in the room isn’t just the upfront costs of recruiting new entrants, Aaron McKenna argues.
# pastoral care
Vast majority of principals say austerity has undermined mental health support for students
The results of a survey show how a moratorium on hiring has affected schools.
# Cute
This sign in Irish Oscar winner Ben Cleary's playschool shows teachers never forget
D’aw <3
# Ciúnas
15 annoying things all Irish teachers have said
“No running in the corridor!”
'As a gay teacher I felt I had to switch my partner from a 'he' to a 'she', I felt ashamed'
The posters on the wall said “It’s ok to be different” but LGBT teachers working in denominational schools felt the opposite, writes Niall Callan.
# Section 37
Dáil passes Bill to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT teachers
The move was welcomed by LGBT groups.
# Poll
Poll: Do teachers make enough money?
What do you think?
'I'm a teacher and while the school system isn't deliberately out to destroy people, it is broken'
Our time in a traditional school teaches us one basic fundamental: how to conform, writes a secondary school teacher.
Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology
Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.
# yo teach
15 times teachers were the real messers
Legends. All of them.
# standards
Something strange happens to the quality of teachers during recessions
It also reveals how to attract better teachers into classrooms.
# Teachers
Online backlash forces private school to withdraw JobBridge ads
The headmaster said he was not attempting to fill vacancies and was not as familiar with the debates around the scheme as he should have been.
We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.
# Courts
Teacher says her career was "destroyed" after phone in her bra set off prison detectors
She is suing the Irish Prison Service and Minister for Justice, among others.
# Equality
It's still legal to discriminate against gay teachers, but that could change next week
A Bill is being put to the Dáil on foot of the referendum result.
# No thanks
Teachers' union set to reject new €2,000-increase pay agreement
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland feel that the issue of ‘flex’ hour contracts has not been dealt with sufficiently.
# working through tragedy
How do you talk to a child about death?
A new online resource has been launched to help primary school teachers deal with bereavement.