Monaghan Education Centre was the venue on Tuesday May 7th last when local post-primary teachers and principals were invited for the launch of the second edition of Monaghan Education Centre’s Education Journal, entitled ‘’Effective Pedagogy in Monaghan’s Post-Primary Schools’’. The theme of this year’s journal is best-practice teaching in Monaghan’s post-primary schools. The booklet is a collection of submissions made by local post-primary teachers that document effective pedagogy in their classroom practice with a host of subjects featuring including English, Modern Foreign languages, Maths, Art, Science, SPHE and Horticulture.
The book draws on teacher expertise from most of Monaghan’s post-primary schools and provides an opportunity for teaching colleagues across the county to read about the work of other teachers in other schools. The booklet aims to promote reflection and conversations among teachers leading them to develop their own practice having considered the pedagogies available in the booklet. The book outlines many interesting and thought provoking strategies for teachers to engage their students in a variety of pedagogies stimulating the development of integral skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, team work and collaboration.
The book was officially launched by The Director of Monaghan Education Centre, Mr. David Mc Cague and in his address to those gathered he commended all the those that contributed on their expertise and passion for their profession. He also praised their courage and leadership in leading teaching and learning in their schools and beyond. Mr. Mc Cague stated the desire of The Education Centre to always act as a positive force to drive cross-school and cross-sectoral collaboration where teachers could engage with each other in a collegial, supportive and progressive network leading to greater professional capacity within the schools of the region. He concluded by saying that this would be the first of many projects that would promote the strengthening of the network of post-primary teachers locally and looked forward to working with more teachers in this endeavour.
A copy of the booklet will arrive with all local post-primary schools at the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year.