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...
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...
Community Organisations Wanted

Community Organisations Wanted

We’re looking for 15 community organisations, based in Northern Ireland, to take part in a pilot programme supported by the NI Department for Communities Details are here: http://makematic.com/ni-vcse/ and the closing date for registrations is March 9th Selected...