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January/February 2011

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


Keeping InTouch
Editorial - Make our vote count. What You Need to Know - Career break circular; eligibility for primary school posts; leadership course for newly appointed principals; closing date reminders; age profile of primary teachers; Circular due on Croke Park Agreement; ten things you should know. Connect - tell us what you think by letter or text message.

Officers Meet - Branch and District Officers Conference Report; Regional Conference to be held in February. What's Happening - Where your money goes: General Treasurer outlines Publications and Benevolent Fund allocations; Sean Brosnahan Memorial Fund: how to apply for grant; AVC INTO Report published; Elections; want to work in Head Office? INTO Benefits. Trade Union and Professional Development - check out the latest courses and seminars; the value of CPD. INTO in the Media.

Vere Foster Medal Winners. Teaching Council News - draft policy paper on the Continuum of Teacher Education. Cumann na mBunscol - National Award winners. NCSE Research Seminar - presentations from three recent research reports. Outreach Moldova - ORM appeal. Newsdesk - EAS helping teachers; advertising in schools; promoting diversity. Northern Ireland News - three pages of news from INTO Northern Officer.

INTO Advice
Financial Tips - check your salary; Comhar Linn give tips on reducing interest charges; Comhar Linn draw winnders. School Leadership - school enrolment and Section 29 under the microscope. From College to Classroom - this month Mary Burke focuses on short term planning.

Teaching Matters

On Course for CPD? Literacy and Numeracy in Focus - join the debate; recent reports discussed. Assessment for Learning in Irish Schools - a window into current practice. INTO/EBS Handwriting Competition. Show Racism the Red Card. Modern Languages - the importance of storytelling. NCTE Tips - what is a visualiser? Scoilnet Panel. Irish Language Resources - resources for the classroom. The Arts - under attack? SESE Tips - working in tandem with the seasons. Book Reviews - liturgy, technology and leabhair Ghaeilge.

Finishing Touches
Noticeboard - upcoming events. The Source - resources; Comhar Linn crossword; World Book Day.