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January/February 2017

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


Keeping InTouch • Editorial •  Letters • 10 Things You Should Know

INTO News • Significant shortage of substitute teachers Meet the CEC Long serving INTO offical retires New senior official in INTO Head Office Teachers on half pay - INTO subscription change  Retrospective vetting ICT infrastructure grant inadequate Branch and District Officers' Conference INTO interns 2016/2017 April date agreed for €1,000 pay restoration Solidarity  New special education teachers allocation model Vere Foster medal winners LGBT Teachers' Group  Congress general secretary slams unequal pay  Teacher exchange scheme  School Meals Programme  Employee Assistance Programme/Inspire Workplace Services (formerly Carecall)  Education Conference  In the media  Tom Honan - an appreciation 

Northern News Northern protests Proposed changes to substitute teacher employment will have remarkable benefits Changes in draft area plan could impact detrimentally on children 

INTO Advice • Don't get saddled with credit card debt Support for school leaders Perspectives on Aistear and play in the infant classroom 

Newsdesk Education the best public service in Ireland DES revamp pension modeller Consultation: structure and time in the primary curriculum International assessments Database of teacher CPD provision for inclusion and special educational needs INTO seminars for principals Cuman na mBunscoil News IPPEA launch a physical education assessment online video resource Reimagining primary PE

Teaching Matters  FíS - storytelling through film Lady Icarus - maverick and daredevil Take control of social networking How do you teach like a man? Copenhagen - A visit to the home of hygge Amhránaíocht Book Reviews

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