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November 2013

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


Keeping InTouch
Editorial  Meeting the challenge on class size; What you need to know – Budget 2014; Section 37 submission; Subsearch upgraded; Extra resource teachers; 10 things you should know about Budget 2014; Connect – Want to jobshare?; Interested in teacher exchange?

In the News – Education conference to discuss numeracy; Northern Office expansion; Like to be on a National Committee?; DES consultation on inclusiveness in schools; Surrogacy and maternity leave: conflicting opinions; Calcutta teachers visit to Head Office; INTO accounts: funds and responsiblities; News and reports from the PDP Conference. In the media – Media coverage of class size campaign. INTO Learning – Utilise your Croke Park hours for whole-school CPD. Membership Plus – Have you registered yet? Solidarity – Solidarity Summer School now in its 5th year.

INTO Advice
School Leadership –
Leadership in challenging times – seminar for principals. Healthy living – Healthy hair with henna. Financial advice – Salary protection products; Are you paying too much for credit?

Newly Qualified Teachers
Tips and advice; Working as a professional; Achieving a work-life balance; Short-term and weekly planning; Organising your classroom; Your assessment folder; Preparing for parent-teacher meetings.

Northern Ireland News
Children's sight problems; St Ciaran's Peregrini make a significant journey to Zambia.

Tributes to deceased teachers; The forgotten mourners – Children's Grief Awareness Day; Celebrating World Teachers Day at Feilte; Digital Schools of Distinction programme launched; Creagh NS honours teacher's camogie win; Unite for quality education; Early childhood gathering; Vere Foster lecture; Junior Entrepreneur Programme.

Teaching Matters
Internet safety in primary school; Arts Education Partnership; NanoWow!; Media education; Towards formal calculations; The school woodland garden; Irish resources; Book reviews.

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