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October 2014

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


Keeping InTouch - Editorial – Join the discussion; What You Need to Know - Education Conference; Bursaries; 10 things you should know; Letters page; Connect - Keep your membership record up to date; Resources for new teachers ;

INTO NewsIn the news - Report on fixed and part-time employment in teaching published; Primary online database;  Report from Special Rules Congress; Officers conference discusses; Room to bloom campaign; JobsBridge and classroom assistants; Minor Works Grant; Free health and wellness seminars for members and partners; Equality news - LGBT conference, ICTU disability seminar and delivering equality in public services; INTO donates to Greyhound workers strike fund. INTO Learning - Upcoming courses on school leadership and maths problem solving. In the Media - September media coverage. Solidarity - INTO Members’ Solidarity Fund – how to apply plus news of current projects. Membership Plus - Have you registered yet? See how much you can save.

INTO Advice - School Leadership - CEC and PDC meet re leadership issues; PDST courses for newly appointed principals; Health Levy - Are you due a refund of contributions? NQT Advice - Planning and preparation; Managing your money - Muddled by the mortgage maze?

Newsdesk - Ombudsman for Children report published; OECD report shines a light on the working time of Irish primary teachers; EI pushes quality education to top of agenda; Finnish study shows physical activity related to better academic achievement; Undocumented migrants – teaching guide launched; Cumann na mBunscoil news; NCCA maths resources and conference; Education Conference Limerick and Clare Education Centres; Teacher employment; Need a sub? Seeking work? Check out SubSearch; Teaching professional communities; No Hate Speech Movement; TMS information night; Seachtain na Gaeilge; GAA summer course; Comhar Linn Draw winners

Teaching Matters - Immersive engagement with Art - ARK1x1 – a partnership between The Ark and Cavan County Council; What is Creativity? What place does creativity hold in Irish classrooms – an article from ACAE Monster Mayhem; Michael O’Reilly outlines how poetry makes a great stimulus for ‘monster’ art; The Enchanted Deer School drama from Annie Ó Breacháin and ADEI; An uncomfortable read Learning care lessons challenges teachers and education policy makers writes Anne McCluskey; Big changes to Scoilnet Resources from PDST; Bringing history to life Des O’Dowd suggests walks and themes; Walking the Camino Aileen Lynch shares her tips; School Gardening Notes Paddy Madden continues his series of SESE tips; Áiseanna Múinteora Irish resources from COGG; Book Reviews Books suitable for senior classes.

Finishing Touches - Noticeboard – Upcoming Events; Comhar Linn Crossword - plus lives remembered at St Patrick's Catherdral; Scoilnet Panel – Resources for schools.