22
JUN

Starting school too young can be harmful to childrens mental health

The parents of April babies will be all too familiar with the 'when will we send them to school' struggle. For the parents of children with 'in-between' birthdays, the decision about what age to send their little one to 'big' school can be a tough call to make. Now, it turns out that it might be worth waiting the extra few months ...

20
JUN

Digital Strategy for Schools 2015 2020 Action Plan 2017 launched

The Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 sets out a clear vision to embed ICT in schools to realise the potential of digital technologies to enhance teaching, learning and assessment so that Ireland’s young people become engaged thinkers, active learners, knowledge constructors and global citizens to participate fully in society and the economy. Making this ambition a reality requires targeted and innovative use of technology to enrich teaching, learning and assessment ...

20
JUN

Why science and technology matter

Stem permeates practically every facet of modern day life and you don't have to be holed up in a lab wearing a white coat to use it in your career Science is pervasive. It’s what led to your existence, sustains your life and enables new technologies (including the smartphone you may be reading this article on). Put simply, modern society wouldn’t exist without it ...

19
JUN

Teaching shortages students deserve better

More retired staff than ever are propping up primary and secondary education A recent report published by Minister for Education Richard Bruton points to serious problems with teacher supply. Photograph: Cyril Byrne The very least students in our education system are entitled to is to be taught by a skilled, qualified teacher with a detailed knowledge of the curriculum ...

15
JUN

59 of Kids on Social Media by Age 10

Almost 60 percent of children are social networking by the age of 10, despite rules against it. Internet safety experts are calling for education on online safety to be introduced at primary school level. And they say it s vital that parents talk to their children about online behaviour, and sexting ...

14
JUN

New research supports experts call for health related homework to be made compulsory in Irish primary schools

On foot of the findings of a major research study observing the health behaviours of 1,280 school children, parents and teachers across Ireland, leading Health Psychologist, Professor David Hevey of Trinity College Dublin has recommended that health-homework be considered as a compulsory part of the Primary School Curriculum ...

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