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December 2011

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Check the index below for a list of articles published in this issue.


Keeping InTouch
Editorial - Further cuts are not the answer; INTO in discussion on redeployment panels; Give Kids Their Chance; Budget 2012; Make sure you join us!; Directive to members: JobBridge Scheme; New Equality Section on INTO website; Check out the latest INTO videos; Tell InTouch about your career break; SubSearch goes mobile

Officers briefed on Budget threats; INTO Elections; Checking the books; INTO Consultative Conference on Education 2011; Equality News; Guidelines for motions - Congress 2012; INTO Task Force on Teacher Employment; INTO meets Colleges; INTO meets Student Unions; St Clare's Primary School annual Science Exhibition; In the Papers; Reflections of an INTO Intern; Special School Principals' Group meets; Like to work at Head Office?; Review of Professional Development; Online Spring term courses; Training for Branch Officers; VSO and the INTO: Supporting Ethiopian teachers; Job Sharing; Teacher Exchange; Were you made redundant in 2011?; Around the Branches; Vere Foster Medal winners; Retirements; INTO Benefits; Volunteering in Kenya? Me? Yes you can!; A-Z Children's Charity is now called Nurture Africa

INTO Advice
Advance notice - recruitment and selection seminars; INTO/Prim-Ed bursaries for educational research; Croke Park implementation; Working with parents; Check your salary; Claim your tax back!; Check your payslip; INTO salary calculator; Calculate your pension - it's easy!

Capital investment in schools; Work commences on country's largest primary school building; Remember to draw down your final grants!; Reflections of Áine Lawlor; Teaching Council progresses teacher education policy; Forum on Pluralism and Patronage; First Polish Teachers' Conference; Strands launched; NCSE research conference 2011; Vive la Vida Valenciano; IEC 2012 and Schools; INTO member honoured with global educator award

Teaching Matters
Want to debate?; The hour of power; Misneach for beginning principals; QR codes in the classroom; Visual Perceptual Difficulties; Effects and consequences of Acquired Brain Injury; ADHD and you; Film in Schools; A teacher's guide to Twitter; an Ghaeilge um Nollaig; The Colour of Home; Helping Children become 'real' scientists; Getting the balance right: The equals sign; Zoom in on Birds: December; Christmas card factory; Sources and resources

Finishing Touches
Noticeboard - upcoming events. The Source.