Archive for the ‘Tips for Teachers and Trainers’ Category

Technology in the Classroom – Nearpod

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

We live in a time and age when most people seem to be glued to their devices. The truth is that we cannot get away from technology, which seems to be infiltrating every aspect of our lives. It is no wonder then, that teachers are nowadays expected to adapt their approach to the new digital era. Ofsted inspectors would proudly use phrases like “evidence of innovative use of technology” in their reports. This urges schools to loosen the purse strings to purchase iPads, Smart Boards, premium accounts to access educational resources like Glogster EDU, Storybird, Bitstrips or Nearpod, and teachers to open their mind and sharpen their skills in using these. There is a wide range of applications out there that all promise a better learning experience, more interesting lessons, less paperwork and happier students.


How to Gain Teaching Confidence

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The long-awaited moment has arrived. You enter the classroom, everyone’s eyes are on you and suddenly, a bright spotlight tracks you around the room. You stand there, unable to move, your mouth as dry as a desert, articulating incomprehensible sounds which soon appear distant and distorted to you. You start feeling dizzy and the colour of your face changes rapidly: at first it is so red that it would be the envy of a ripe tomato, and then you are as white as a sheet. The only sound you can hear is your heart pounding in your chest…


Pathways to becoming a Teacher

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

It’s no secret that schools are struggling to find enough teachers, and a 2012 change in the law means that teaching children is to longer restricted to people with full qualified teacher status (QTS). Carlton Training’s Level 5 DET course makes it possible to apply for qualified teacher learning and skills status (QTLS), and it could be your route to a great new career.


So you want to be a First Aid Instructor?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Have you ever thought about becoming a first aid instructor ? Do you want to teach the HSE First Aid at Work courses ?

Developing your teaching team

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

In order to ensure that you are delivering high quality courses, training and tuition you’ll need to have a great teaching team of dedicated individuals.  (more…)