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December 2013

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



Keeping InTouch
Editorial  Special education provision; Supplemenatry Panel Rights; Chief Inspector's report published, INTO welcomes reinstatement of school accommodation grants; INTO Membership Survey; Teaching Council Act Section 30 Order signed; INTO policy on 'Droichead' endorsed; Guidelines for motions - Congress 2014

In the News – INTO organises Youth Conference 2014; Launch of the Irish Teachers' Journal; INTO and Poetry Ireland poetry competition in memory of Séamus Heany; Tributes to Eileen and Margaret; Tuas go Árainn; INTO accounts article 3 - Oversight, reporting and audit of INTO funds; Education Conference 2013; In the media; Need support drawing up your School Self Evaluation Report and Implementation Plan?; Vere Foster Medal winners; Retirements; Teaching Religion - what do primary teachers think? Membership Plus – Your member benefit programme Solidarity – Volunteering in incredible India

INTO Advice
Preparing for summer works?; Are you due a refund of Health Levy contributions?

Special Education
Special education today; Supporting teachers through the years; Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA); Behaviour management uncovered; Supporting pupils with special educational needs; 10 years a'growing... NCSE

History lessons launched; Best wishes to Paddy; New Allianz Cumann na mBunscol initiative in Garden County; Young Whistlers 2013; Honour 1913 with full union rights for workers; 1913 Lockout exhibition at the National Museum; What is a Fair Hotel?; Fair Shop campaign; Education project in Nicaragua funded by INTO; Join Rothar Africa's journey through Africa; Stay safe online this Christmas; South-East Educational Research Conference; Education Matters Yearbook launched

Teaching Matters
Congratulations to FÍS film project winners; An effective anti-racism resource; A primary Christmas; The ghosts of Christmas presents; Lexiles in the classroom; A curious little incident; Be present; December - Hands-on: the school bird garden; Acmhainní -; Book reviews

Finishing Touches
Noticeboard – Upcoming Events; Comhar Linn Crossword – Bumper crossword this month; Scoilnet Panel – Resources for schools.