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Learning Support and Resource – Sample Answers

Here are some sample answers for learning support and resource interviews. What’s the difference between learning support and resource?Learning support is provided for children who are struggling with literacy and numeracy and got below average stens in their recent standardised assessments. Children who have a diagnosis of dyslexia may also receive learning support hours. Children […]

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Interview Questions – Learning Support and Resource

Working as a resource teacher/learning support teacher is a very different job than a classroom teacher. I have spent the last year working as a resource teacher and it was a worthwhile but challenging learning experience. If you have an interview for one of these posts – these questions might help you; General; What’s the […]

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Atlas Hunt from Folens

Just saw this book and thought it was fantastic! It can be used in conjunction with any atlas. There are many different activities to reinforce atlas work.  There is a big focus on Ireland- covering the mountains, islands, rivers, and then different sections for countries, and continents.  These two pages are based on the lakes […]

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Sample Interview Answers

Here are some sample interview answers – you will need to put your personal twist on them but this is how I would answer…             What would you say is your best quality as a teacher? For me, my enthusiasm is my best quality as a teacher. This enthusiasm inspires […]

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Gaeilge Questions for Interview – Sample Answers

Hey everyone, I’ve received a few messages from people looking for some sample Gaeilge answers for an interview. I have just selected 4 of the most common questions – if you have a specific question – please email me or pm me on Facebook and I can do a sample answer for that too. An bhfuil suim […]

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Preparing for an interview

Woohoo – you’ve just received a call/email or letter inviting you to interview. Well done! Now how do you prepare? What type of questions will be asked? How many people will be there? What do I wear? Click here for my list of Interview Questions. How many people? Usually there are 3 people – the principal, […]

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Interview Questions

All about you Tell me about yourself What experience do you have? What have you done since graduating? What is your teaching philosophy? Why did you decide to become a teacher? What does a good teacher look like? What does an effective teacher do? What is the difference between a good teacher and a great […]

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Sounds Good Phonics – Books 1 and 2 (A review)

I met with Gill and MacMillan last week. It was a really interesting meeting and I got some new books to review. The above are part of the ‘Sounds Good Phonics’ range. There are 4 books and they have very similar layouts but at different levels of ability. (Book 1 is for Junior Infants, Book […]

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Letter of Application – tips and sample!

I’ve received a few messages asking about what to include in the letter of application.Personally, I give some key points that make me a suitable candidate for the role. The letter of application is the first thing that the selection board will see and therefore you need to stand out and make them interested in […]

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New Wave – Pre Writing Patterns

Another 2 fantastic resources from Prim Ed Publishing. The book and write on posters prepare children for letter formation. The posters – There is a collection of 12 A3 sized laminated posters that you can write on and wipe off using whiteboard markers. They would be perfect in a writing station in Junior/Senior Infants or […]

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