Sample Interview Answers 3

Preparing for interviews can be very daunting – here are some sample answers to help you to get started. As I’ve mentioned before, there is no such thing as a perfect answer as this differs from school to school depending on the needs of the school. I think it’s important to write your own answers with […]

Summer Course with (A review)

Michelle from Ranganna got in contact with me just before the summer holidays and asked me to review one of their online summer courses. I was delighted as I had planned on doing an Irish course this summer as I’ll be moving to 5th class in September. Since graduating in 2011, I have taught 5th class, […]

Sample Interview Answers 2

I’ve been asked for more sample answers for interviews so here are some of the recent questions I’ve been asked. There is no such thing as a perfect answer – as this will differ from school to school depending on the needs of the school. I think it’s important to write your own answers with […]

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Irish Primary Teacher 2017/2018

It’s the summer at last! The last year was very tough for our school community and we definitely need a break to recharge the batteries. For the past year, I’ve been working in resource with 3rd class. Since starting in my school in September 2014 I have worked in 3rd class; twice as a resource […]

Primary Tin Whistle – A Complete Course; A Review

Over the past 3 years, I have been teaching tin whistle to children in my school – both in the classroom and as an extra curricular activity. I have used lots of different resources and books as well as teaching by  ear. I received this book by Denis O’Toole last week and really like it.

Appointment and Reappointment Form

Woohoo congratulations you have secured a job for next year! Well done! Now you have the delightful task of filling out the ‘Appointment/Reappointment Form’ which you will receive from the principal or you can take a look at it here. This document has so many parts and can be a bit confusing to fill in […]

Should I stay or should I go? 

It’s that time of year again when teachers all around Ireland wonder what will happen next year. This can be a stressful time for many people for different reasons- some teachers who are working on temporary or substitute contracts and building up panel rights wonder whether they should go home now so they can build […]

End of year lists

And just like that it was June… I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone. This is just a quick blogpost about a nice end of term activity that I do throughout the year but particularly when there is only 3/4 weeks left. Ask the children to write a list of all the things […]

Twinkl – A review (Northern Ireland)

I’ve had a Twinkl account for the last few years and I can honestly say that it is brilliant. My favourite things about Twinkl… Amount of top quality downloads – there are resources available to download for every topic imaginable from planting seeds to top trumps cards for Maths. Time – I have saved so […]

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