In Japan, it’s the norm for teachers to visit the homes of each one of their students once a year. They are usually invited in for a cup of tea and a short chat about the pupil in question before heading off to the next family down the road.
In the summer of 2019, I applied for jobs as an NQT for the first time. It was daunting and nerve wracking.
As you may know by now, I’ve recently announced that I am moving to teach in Dubai in the UAE this August. I had planned to begin my teaching journey in the UAE in September of last year, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, things didn’t go to plan!
My name is Elaine and I am the Principal of a school in Galway and the owner of the company EK Interview Preparation. I am a busy mom of 7 amazing children. I love my job – both the teaching and the leadership role.
My name is Adam and I am a primary school teacher from County Kerry, currently teaching in County Cork.
My Name is Victory Ike. I am a Business and Accountancy Teacher in Cavan. I did my Undergraduate in Commerce and Accounting at NUI Galway and could not get enough of Galway so did my PME in NUIG too!
My name is Lorraine and I run the social media pages All Things Primary! I am a mum of 2 and 2 fur babies, deputy principal, a keen gardener, white wine and book loving red head!
Teresa, Principal of a primary school in Cork and more recently during lockdown- a “highlighter” reader. Teresa loves working as a principal and has a fantastic team of colleagues that create a warm and safe environment for students to flourish.
Rebecca, Second Class teacher in an Educate Together school in Dublin and more recently during lockdown- a DIY fanatic. I completed my BA in St. Patrick’s College, my PGCE & NQT year in England, taught abroad for three years in Qatar and now I am back in Ireland for the second year. I love teaching English and enjoy getting really creative with lessons.
I have been teaching 1st class for the past three years and enjoy working on the In-school Management Team also. Last year I had the opportunity to develop a Yearly planner for Special Education Teachers and have loved that experience. 2021/22 is on the way, watch this space!