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Protecting Mental Health in Schools

How can students’ mental health suffer in school?When we think of school, we often think of fun, friendships and learning. However, while this might be true for primary schools, can the same be said for secondary schools? Let’s start with primary schools. How can students’ mental health suffer in primary school?  The Transition: entering a new…

Screentime in Schools

We’re almost into the last quarter of 2023, and a topic we have seen being covered by the media is the excessive use of screens and digital devices among our students. Screen time in schools can be a valuable educational tool when used appropriately and in moderation. Schools need to have clear policies, provide guidance…

Social Media Cheat Sheet for the Classroom

Social media is a space that is continually changing. It is a discussion topic that is arising increasingly in classrooms. There is no doubt that the classes that need to be spoken to about social media are getting younger. We all need a little refresher occasionally, so here is a short refresher blog on the…

Internet Safety insights from inside the classroom for Teachers

At Zeeko, we continually seek ways to give your students the best possible information about social media and online safety. The online world and the world of social media are forever changing and at a speed that can be difficult to keep up with. It’s our mission to help you as teachers and schools as…

How Magical Leaders improves digital Skills

What are digital skills?Digital skills are the ability to source, evaluate, organise, use, and communicate information that can be obtained from the internet or on a computer or a device. Since the first computer was invented, there has been a need for digitally skilled people to operate and work in roles where digital devices are…

21st Century Skills and the impact they are having on our student’s education

21st-century skills are tools that can be applied universally to improve how we think, learn, work and live in the world. When we reflect on what school actually is, it’s preparing students for when they leave education. How we prepare them is to equip them with the skills they will need to become great citizens…

The Primary Curriculum Framework: An Overview of the New Primary Curriculum for Ireland

The Minister for Education Norma Foley has officially launched the new Primary Curriculum Framework for primary and special education schools. The framework was developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, work that took six years to prepare, researched and designed using national and international research, reaching out to over 60 primary schools and…

Teaching Teamwork

What is teamwork? Teamwork teaches essential communication and social skills, such as active listening and effective speaking. When working as a team, students learn how to listen to their leaders and coaches in order to perform their individual roles. However, why is this important for our students to learn?Some students are introverts and working with others…

Magical Leaders Past Teacher

There is a lot of interest in this year’s Magical Leaders programme. At Zeeko, we are delighted to have so many schools and teachers on board. We wanted to share with you this piece written by last year’s Magical Leaders teacher, Ronan Barrett from Rathfarnham Educate Together N.S.“I had visits from Zeeko in the past…

Teaching Innovation

 Innovation can be defined simply as a "new idea, device or method". However, innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, needs, or existing market needs. A person might often be described as innovative, but our question is can a student or child be taught how to be…

Can we teach leadership skills to students?

To empower the next generation to take charge, enact change and make a positive impact on the world, they need to be confident leaders. It is often said that leaders are born not taught, but we wholly disagree with this. We believe leadership can and should be taught in schools, especially in primary schools. It's…

How to teach your class Problem Solving

21st Century Skills & Problem Solving21st-century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop to succeed in the information age. There are 12 of these skills in total that are broken down into the 3 categories of Learning, Literacy and Life Skills. These skills have always been required in working life, and,…