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May 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 • Payment of substitute teachers Panels for 2017/2018 school year INTO to celebrate 150 years (1868-2018) Going on career break? INTO presidential election 2017/2018 INTO president and vice-president 2017/2018 National committee elections Fourth edition of Teachers' Journal Launched  Your Child in the Primary School –Tips for Parents INTO Diary 2017/18 and School Year Wall Planner An Post and INTO Handwriting Awards 2017 INTO members' annual draw Seminars for principals Solidarity Fund applications 2017 INTO summer courses Vere Foster medal winners INTO welcomed to Comhlámh supporters’ network Church of Ireland College of Education A sense of place Sweeney Todd – another TMS triumph Membership Plus savings for INTO members Retirements

Annual Congress • INTO president demands fair pay for teachers • Not enough people want to become teachers • Long on ambition, low on resources • INTO general secretary tells Minister
it’s payback time  General secretary calls for charter of teachers’ rights  Former INTO president honoured at Congress  Resolutions adopted at Congress • Motions passed in private session  Teacher mobility debated in Belfast  Thanks for a job well done!  Congress 2017 webcast Social media at Congress

Northern NewsNorthern Conference 2017 Workers must not pay the price of Brexit

INTO Advice • Saving to buy a house Top tips for teachers who suffer from IBS

Newsdesk • What would it cost?  What does it cost?  Celebrating ‘Mister Creamer’  Guidelines for Primary Schools: Supporting pupils with special educational needs New ethnic data collection guidelines  PDST school leadership programmes 2017-18 Indoor games are a huge hit Comhar linn CheckMates: Huge turn out for grand finale South East regional research conference – Call for papers Professor Michael A Hayers

Teaching Matters  Mary Immaculate College expands educational robotics initiative into the classroom  Think before you... code!  Teaching and learning science through Action-Research (AR)  Encouraging
parental involvement  Themes in Art Peeling back the layers of Berlin  Céim ar chéIm Reviews

Finishing Touches • Noticeboard • Comhar Linn Crossword • Responsible dog ownership: Free workshops for schools Scoilnet Panel