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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Teachers

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'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.
15 times teachers were the real messers
Legends. All of them.
Something strange happens to the quality of teachers during recessions
It also reveals how to attract better teachers into classrooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How do you talk to a child about death?
A new online resource has been launched to help primary school teachers deal with bereavement.
Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to...
It seems that the Department of Education and teaching unions have reached an agreement.
A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food
A full third of Irish parents with young children are concerned about feeding their family.
These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word 'gay'
A new group, Teachers for No, launched outside Leinster House today.
Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms
Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.
Students protest after 16 English language colleges close in just one year
The latest one is in Galway.
DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it's facing criticism
It’s funded by the alcohol industry.
City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either)
Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.
Teachers are being trained to spot the 'warning signs' of suicide
The model has been compared to learning CPR.
Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'
Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.
9 unforgivable lies we were all told in school
We do not forgive. And we do not forget.
"I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished
Jan O’Sullivan says she’s pressing ahead with junior cycle reforms, insisting individual teachers “want to get on with it”.
10 homework struggles every Irish person will remember
Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper
Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.
Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?
We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.
Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'
The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.
Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?
Talks on the Junior Cycle dispute are getting underway today.
"It's not a holiday for us ... it will actually cause more work"
Who’ll blink first in the junior cycle row? Not the teachers, by the sounds of it… stopped by one city centre picket this morning to take the temperature.
Joan Burton compares Mary Lou to a saint ... but not in a good way
The pair have a history of clashing in the Dáil.
Mock battle: Students' last-minute plea to teachers as pickets begin
Members of the ASTI and the TUI are striking today, after the latest round of talks with the Department collapsed last week.
Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree
Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.
Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in
The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.
After no break in talks, teachers are going on strike again
Talks aimed at breaking the impasse have failed.
Number of Irish graduates going abroad to get work more than doubles
That’s since the beginning of the recession.
Teachers unhappy some increment payments not in Christmas salaries
The delay is being blamed on a glitch in the department’s payroll system.
Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day
Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.
The forgotten voice: a student’s opinion of the Junior Cycle
In the bickering between unions and government, one voice is often lacking: that of the student.
No resolution in sight for striking teachers
The action today has seen 27,000 of the country’s teachers taking industrial action.
Opinion: 'I want to support my students, I don't want to judge them'
Times are changing, as is teaching, but we can’t lose sight of what’s important; instilling a love of learning in our students.
Teachers are striking today - Here's why
The Junior Cert does matter, apparently.