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Sex Ed & Porn!

Sex education and Porn. Today the National Youth Council of Ireland issued a report on sex education. Yet again it highlights the fact that most young people today are receiving their sex education from the internet or more especially porn sites. This is very worrying particularly in the context of how young men view sex […]

By Finian O'Connor
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Here We Go Again

“ Here We Go Again” It is now heading quickly towards the end of August and virtually every teacher in the country will have that knot in their stomach and that strong sense of deja vous. The Leaving results have come and gone, the CAO first round offers are out and the end of the […]

By Finian O'Connor
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Consent and Boundaries – Important Life Lessons

Consent and Boundaries – Important Life Lessons It seems like an extraordinary thing to admit, considering how much of a Consent geek I now am; however, it’s fair to say that I only really and truly began to fully understand the concepts of consent and boundaries about 5 or 6 years ago. It’s also fair […]

By Grainne Carr
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More than 50% of students say they check their phones regularly during class.

In over 20 years working with young people (30,000 students a year)  the 3 main issues teens say they really need help with are: Bullying: While this issue has always existed,  Social Media has greatly exaggerated it.  The ability and freedom others have to be nasty, hateful and threatening, particularly online, is having a hugely detrimental effect on our […]

By Monica Rowe
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Teens, Teachers, Sexual Consent and Smartphones

Things change so rapidly today, it is so difficult to keep up with all that is evolving and transforming on an almost daily basis in our modern world. Long gone are the times when young people conformed, parents were obeyed and teachers, along with priests and doctors, were seen as the pillars of society. That […]

By Finian O'Connor
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Keep Calm & Carry on…. 5 steps

Advice for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students / Five steps   Step One / Healthy body – healthy mind This is a challenging and testing time for all exam students. There is a danger in panicking and trying to do as much as possible in a short space of time. Some students have told […]

By Francis O' Toole
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TY Round-up!

Hi all, As we head into the last term, here is a number of important points to cover between now and the end of May. While each school will have it’s own priorities, these general principles apply across the board. T.Y. Graduation: The date and venue should already have been set, if not, this needs […]

By Finian O'Connor
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TY Event

Hi all, As we head towards midterm I wish to chat to you about some upcoming TY events, beginning with the TYTPN conference which takes place in the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday the 24th of February. This is an event organised by the Transition Year Teachers Professional Network and offers the opportunity to get TY […]

By Finian O'Connor
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LCVP, LCA & Business – Heading into 2018

Hi all, What a busy few months it has been for us all. Here is a snapshot of where we are at and what we are planning for the coming busy weeks in ACS. LCVP – In early December every year, our 6th year students complete their last Link Modules portfolio item, being the recorded […]

By Caroline Mathews
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End of term check list for Transition Year.

Hi All, As we head towards Christmas at the end of what has been a very busy term, here is a “must have completed “check list. Completion and submission of all schemes of work for all TY subjects and modules. In an ideal world, this would be done and dusted before the end of September but […]

By Finian O'Connor
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