This 25 minute activity allows teachers to reflect honestly on their strengths and areas of development professionally.
Take the time to sit down with a pen and paper and get your thoughts organised.
Niamh Cullen is principal of Harcourt Terrace Educate Together National School since it opened in 2018 and has worked in Educate Together since 2005.
Niamh has also worked with newly qualified teachers for many years. She trained as a mentor with the National Induction Programme for Teachers in 2007 and has mentored teachers in all school settings and classes. Niamh is an Associate with NIPT and facilitates induction workshops, Cluster Meetings and PST Training.
However, as teachers know, the process of lesson planning has become increasingly administrative and demanding. The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) said a rising workload, described as unacceptable by 74% of those who responded to its survey, is contributing to increased stress and falling job satisfaction (Irish Examiner, March 28 2018).