Educational Heroes: Maria Montessori

Educational Heroes: Maria Montessori

Montessori schools. Montessori toys. The Montessori method.   All bear the name of Maria Montessori – physician, history-maker, educational pioneer. But do you know her story?   ORIGINS OF AN EDUCATIONAL HERO   Maria Montessori was born in the gritty...
Taking Charge of Your Professional Development

Taking Charge of Your Professional Development

Between marking, lesson planning and administration – making time for professional development can sometimes seem like a luxury. For schools, staff PD should be a fundamental policy. Ross McGill, also known on Twitter as @TeacherToolkit, sums it up well: “The...
Should You Be a Teacher Vlogger?

Should You Be a Teacher Vlogger?

Teachers as vloggers isn’t a new idea – lots of smart educators have been taking to YouTube for years to share their ideas. But is it something every teacher should be doing? Some Examples Kindergarten teacher Bridget Spackman created The Lettered...
Why professional development is like whiskey

Why professional development is like whiskey

Despite the fact that I live in Northern Ireland, and have an Irish name and complexion, I’m actually an antipodean. I’ve been living here for nearly six years, and I’m proud of the fact that when I greet people I say, “What’s the craic?”, eat some form of...