Kieran Christie: incoming ASTI general secretary

Recriminations continue within the ASTI over the rejected ballot for junior cycle reform. It’s not the finest hour for the 180-member central execu(...)

‘If communication with teachers and students is good, there’s less likely to be conflict with parents.’ Photograph: Getty Images

How can you help your children to reach their full potential in school? Dozens of studies make it clear what matters most in a child’s education is(...)

Teaching in the 21st century is not just about the imparting of knowledge. It is the challenging and complex task of teaching learners to form questions of their own

A response to Dr William Reville: Dr William Reville has expressed his concerns regarding modern teaching methods (Click here to read “Beware o(...)

Teachers may be required to 	demonstrate proficiency in information and communications technology. Photograph: Getty Images

Teachers may be required to demonstrate proficiency in information and communications technology (ICT) as part of their registration with the Teaching(...)

Stephen Corri (26): “Over the summer I’d say I’ve applied for maybe around 20 jobs. I’m lucky to even get an email to say, ‘sorry you haven’t been successful this time’.”

Job security remains the foremost concern for newly qualified secondary teachers returning to the classroom for subbing, temp work and maternity cover(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan tqueried  whether the ordinary level maths Paper 1 was too hard. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The proportion of students failing higher level mathematics in the Leaving Certificate has risen for the third year running, raising questions abou(...)

A Department of Education survey into the deployment of secondary school staff has found a mismatch between teachers’ formal qualifications and the subjects they teach.  Photograph: Nicolas Peschier/AFP/Getty Images

A survey by the Department of Education into how staff are deployed in secondary schools has identified a mismatch between teachers’ formal qualifi(...)

Hibernia College president Dr Seán Rowland has confirmed the college had never been on the list of Catholic Church-approved colleges, which was first published in 2011, but “we have asked to be on it now”.

Private teacher-training college Hibernia has asked Ireland’s Catholic bishops to add it to a list of approved colleges after graduates raised concern(...)

The Teaching Council says many teachers are opposed to the notion of continuing professional development being mandatory. Photo: David Sleator

Plans to compel teachers to continually add to their skills to remain part of the profession may be in jeopardy due to a teacher backlash.The Teaching(...)

A new group of teachers has called for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum, claiming that  teachers would be obliged to teach a new model of marriage if the vote passes. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Teachers will be obliged to teach a new model of marriage to children if the same-sex marriage referendum is passed, according to a new group of teach(...)