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November 2014

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


Editorial• Schools can’t do everything. What you need to know • Budget 2015. • 10 Things you  Should Know. • Letters page – Comments on Budget. • Planning to job share or interested in a teacher exchange – INTO provides free register for members. • SubSearch – helping members find sub work.

In the News• President’s Dinner in Clare. • Brendan Harron retires. • Rules 104 and 105 – seminar in Dublin. • Humanist Conference appraises education. • CPD and other training news. • Teachers’ salaries – Education at a Glance Report reviewed. • Room to bloom – pictures from lobby in Dublin. • Historic day for LGBT teachers in Aras an Uachtarain. • Leaders of Hope project visit Head Office. • Bursary awards. • INTO Education Conference. • Comhar Linn draw winners.  INTO Learning • Supporting whole school Professional development. • Free CPD package with this issue. In the Media • Budget 2015 headlines. Tributes • Colleagues pay tribute to deceased members.  

Membership Plus • Have you registered yet? • Win a two night break. • INTO opposed to pension scheme reforms. • Assessment of crosscurricular skills. • Access to higher level education. • Managing workload. School Leadership • National Committee meeting in Belfast. • Training seminars for principals. Managing your Money • Tips for you before renewing your home insurance. Sick Leave • How to calculate your sick leave. Advice for NQTs • Prepare for parent-teacher meetings • TTIP talks: what’s going on? • Feilte – celebrating innovation in teaching. • International study of maths and science. • Taxation in Ireland. • Cumann na mBunscol news. • Supporting Global Schoolroom. • Education news from around the world. Decline in Male Primary Teachers Suzanne O’Keeffe considers the consequences.


Speaking for Ourselves Eileen Gamble writes about life for LGBT teachers. Teaching Placements Shane Ruane on how a cooperating teacher is a student’s biggest asset. Play in the Classroom Preparing for life. PDST TipsChallenges and benefits of BYOD for schools.  World War II Evacuees An integrated drama lesson from Deirdre O’Dwyer. Holiday of a Lifetime Fiona Enright gives tips for a trip to New Zealand. School Gardening Notes for November from Paddy Madden. An Drámaíocht Irish resources from COGG.  

Birds and Musicals Reviews from members. Noticeboard Upcoming events. Comhar Linn Crossword Bumper Christmas Crossword this month. Scoilnet Panel Plus enter competition of IPad. New website offering guidance on data protection launched.