Moira Leydon

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Teachers, especially secondary teachers, are also now more likely to be contacted by students for one-on-one support, which places further demands on their time. Photograph: iStock

It’s a dark, miserable night. You’ve been teaching all day, you came home to mark your students’ work, help your own children with their homework, coo(...)

One teacher who responded to the ASTI survey said ‘top students’ were ‘choosing to disengage as it has all become too much’. Photograph: iStock

Teachers are concerned about a lack of online security guidance for remote learning given their interaction with children, often in “very intimate spa(...)

Of 14,177 reports made to Tusla in the final quarter of 2018, social workers decided more than a tenth    did not meet the threshold to require making a referral, the meeting heard. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla, the State child and family agency, has been returning thousands of child welfare reports made to it by post back to senders with instructions t(...)

Secondary school teachers are trained through a two-year postgraduate masters in education, meaning most will have to spend six years at college. Photograph: iStock

Even the best schools, teachers and principals have problems that are outside their control. Schools don’t operate in a vacuum: education is highly po(...)

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students, parents’ representatives have claimed.

The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students and leading to crippling levels of anxiety, parents’ representatives have clai(...)

The State Examinations Commission needs to hire about 3,000 qualified teachers to assist in the delivery of State oral and practical exams this year. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The State Examinations Commission is struggling to recruit enough qualified language teachers to mark the Leaving Cert oral exams. The commission has(...)

Many modern children have been taught to be ‘over sensitive’ to their own feelings. Photograph: iStock

Your teenage daughter doesn’t want to go to school. She’s upset by the mere thought of it, she says; yet she seems to be performing well academically (...)

Job prospects for tens of thousands of young people will depend on Ireland being at the forefront of what is sometimes described as the fourth industrial revolution.

There is no faulting the Government’s vaulting ambition in seeking to become the European leader in Stem subjects – science, technology, engineering a(...)

Saoirse Ní Shúilleabháin, from Cork, at the Dell Robotics tournament. Minister for Education Richard Bruton wants to increase the number of female students taking Stem subjects in the Leaving Cert by 40%. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

An acute shortage of teachers in key subject areas such as maths and science threatens to undermine ambitious Government plans to boost uptake of Stem(...)

Because of the difficulty of obtaining teaching practice hours here, many young teachers are going to the UK where there is a crisis in teacher recruitment. Photograph: iStock

A new series for Irish Times Abroad focuses on the opportunities for Irish teachers who are interested in moving overseas. Where can they find a job?(...)

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