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November 2017

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


Keeping InTouch Editorial Stay connected 10 things you should know

INTO News Budget 2018: Additional teachers to reduce overcrowded classes INTO Regional Conference on Droichead New entrant pay talks Storm Ophelia Considering job-sharing? Make contact with potential partners through INTO’s free online register Training for safety representatives: November training sessions for school safety representatives Invitation to Teachmeet/Researchmeet at INTO Education Conference INTO Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference 2017: Three pages of reports and pictures from last month’s conference INTO leader calls on politicians to tackle unequal pay Where your INTO subscription goes: Information for members on branch and district funding National Committee elections 2018 Review of special education teacher supports: where there are exceptional circumstances or needs arising in a school Teacher shortage: Hiring retired teachers Entitlement to work as substitute while on careeer break  INTO Subsearch Striking the balance: Teacher supply Too many or too few... but never enough Changes to minimum entry requirements anunced Around the branches: INTO president visits branches around the country Joint INTO/CARPE (DCU) Research Project Polasaí done oideachas gaeltachta Fire safety in schools INTO meets with IPPN: Teacher supply, principals’ release days and other education issues discussed Opportunities to meet with the INTO LGBT Teachers’ Group In the media Mellon Educate Teaching Blitz: Aidan O'Shea travelled to Cape Town in July INTO remembers Thomas Ashe Retirements: Pictures from branch and district functions to honour retiring members

INTO Advice Why should I make a will From college to classroom: Preparing for parent-teacher meetings


Newsdesk  Resilience and wellbeing programmes to be rolled out to DEIS schools Cumann na mBunscol embraces social media INTO GAA Mini Sevens Growing up in Ireland: Study of nine-year-olds INTO Global Citizenship School makes it to final of Dóchas Awards 2017 Managing aggression and violence in schools Comhar Linn draw winners Junior Painter Awards: Ready, set... colour! Creative Schools Award 2017/2018 Get involved in Universal Children’s Day

Life Finance: Free yourself from online subscription traps Travel: Authentic Christmas markets Food: Two ways with... Avocado

Teaching matters Providing digital resources for the classroom and home: World Book Online is now free to use anywhere in Ireland Luke Kelly: Balladeer, musician, activist, trade unionist and Dubliner How does your garden grow? ‘Best’ practice? Some thoughts on the term ‘best’ practice from Dr Frank Walsh Strong maths skills at primary level and positive student-teacher relationships at second level are key to transition The rise of anxiety in primary school children: Barbara Deasy outlines some causes and what teachers can do to help Ireland: women, men and the teaching profession 12 days of Christmas: Visual arts ideas for the festive season from Michael O’Reilly Drámaíocht: Some tips from COGG Reviews: Books, music and bingo cards!

Finishing Touches Noticeboard: Upcoming events Comhar Linn Bumper Crossword Checkmates: Chess for learning Scoilnet Panel