Okay so we’ve all been there – a job post comes up on your screen that you hadn’t seen before and the deadline is that day!
You quickly rush the application to get it in before 3pm and pray to Beyonce (she’s like God, right?) that it’s acceptable!
As teachers, we all know that preparation is key. Planning and preparation are among the core qualities of an effective teacher. Interview preparation is no different and there are a number of reasons for this.
What an exciting time of the year! Your main lessons and topics are complete and the pupils are getting excited for their summer holidays. It can be a challenging time to keep pupils engaged in classroom lessons due to exciting events on the horizon like school tours or sports days, so I like to keep things light and fun and still try to ensure the learning is taking place.
My name is Adam and I am a primary school teacher from County Kerry, currently teaching in County Cork.
I can remember the excitement the summer I finished my Professional Masters in Education (PME). I was on Pinterest looking up “colourful classrooms”, “rainbow classrooms”, “classroom hacks”. I wanted to do it all!
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!
I feel that my having been in SET, I am using my knowledge within the classroom and I can apply the classroom support model effectively with children. Special Education is an invaluable experience that everyone should experience at some point in their career.
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.