My name is Dee and I am an Irish Primary School teacher. Yes, I have pink hair. No, my employer doesn’t mind, and neither do the children!
I’ve been teaching since 2005, and a Mammy since 2008. I have worked in three very different schools and have taught most class levels. I am currently teaching First Class (age 6-7) and I love it. Songs, stories and playtime are part of our daily routine.
As a teacher and a parent, I am constantly learning. I am passionate about making school a fun learning environment for all. I have particular interests in Play, Music, Picturebooks and STEM; basically, any subject where teacher and children can be creative and have fun. I love to share ideas with other teachers.
I am also passionate about Professional Development for Teachers. Every day is a day to learn something new. I founded a Facebook group for teachers called 'Science of Reading Discussion for Irish Teachers'. Please join us! I am currently in the middle of a Masters of Literacy Education, which is tough, but enjoyable! I also run webinars with Education Centres. Keep an eye on my Social Media for upcoming courses.
I am a big fan of tea, chocolate and cake. Bring me a cuppa and some cake and I'll be your friend forever.
UPCOMING WEBINARS with Dee
There's lots to choose from over the next few months! Thank you to Navan, Tralee, Clare, Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centres for hosting. Click on each webinar title to register.
Right to Read Inquiry and the Disconnect between Phonics Instruction and
Inside my Classroom Pedagogy Non-Grata – Jolly Phonics