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Check the index below for a list of articles published in this issue.
INDEX OF ARTICLES
Keeping InTouch • Editorial• Stay connected •10 things you should know
INTO News • Budget 2018: Additional teachers to reduce overcrowded classes • INTO Regional Conference on Droichead • New entrant pay talks • Storm Ophelia • Considering job-sharing? Make contact with potential partners through INTO’s free online register • Training for safety representatives: November training sessions for school safety representatives • Invitation to Teachmeet/Researchmeet at INTO Education Conference • INTO Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference 2017: Three pages of reports and pictures from last month’s conference • INTO leader calls on politicians to tackle unequal pay • Where your INTO subscription goes: Information for members on branch and district funding • National Committee elections 2018 • Review of special education teacher supports: where there are exceptional circumstances or needs arising in a school • Teacher shortage: Hiring retired teachers • Entitlement to work as substitute while on careeer break • INTO Subsearch • Striking the balance: Teacher supply • Too many or too few... but never enough • Changes to minimum entry requirements anunced • Around the branches: INTO president visits branches around the country • Joint INTO/CARPE (DCU) Research Project • Polasaí done oideachas gaeltachta • Fire safety in schools • INTO meets with IPPN: Teacher supply, principals’ release days and other education issues discussed • Opportunities to meet with the INTO LGBT Teachers’ Group • In the media • Mellon Educate Teaching Blitz: Aidan O'Shea travelled to Cape Town in July • INTO remembers Thomas Ashe • Retirements: Pictures from branch and district functions to honour retiring members
INTO Advice • Why should I make a will • From college to classroom: Preparing for parent-teacher meetings
Newsdesk • Resilience and wellbeing programmes to be rolled out to DEIS schools • Cumann na mBunscol embraces social media • INTO GAA Mini Sevens • Growing up in Ireland: Study of nine-year-olds • INTO Global Citizenship School makes it to final of Dóchas Awards 2017 • Managing aggression and violence in schools • Comhar Linn draw winners • Junior Painter Awards: Ready, set... colour! • Creative Schools Award 2017/2018 • Get involved in Universal Children’s Day
Life • Finance: Free yourself from online subscription traps • Travel: Authentic Christmas markets • Food: Two ways with... Avocado
Teaching matters • Providing digital resources for the classroom and home: World Book Online is now free to use anywhere in Ireland • Luke Kelly: Balladeer, musician, activist, trade unionist and Dubliner • How does your garden grow? • ‘Best’ practice? Some thoughts on the term ‘best’ practice from Dr Frank Walsh • Strong maths skills at primary level and positive student-teacher relationships at second level are key to transition • The rise of anxiety in primary school children: Barbara Deasy outlines some causes and what teachers can do to help • Ireland: women, men and the teaching profession • 12 days of Christmas: Visual arts ideas for the festive season from Michael O’Reilly • Drámaíocht: Some tips from COGG • Reviews: Books, music and bingo cards!
Finishing Touches • Noticeboard: Upcoming events • Comhar Linn Bumper Crossword • Checkmates: Chess for learning • Scoilnet Panel