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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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Using Balls to support maths, language and social skills

I have a collection of 4 balls in my room which I use for a variety of games and to develop different skills.  I mainly use this ball for developing gross motor skills – it is very big and bouncy so it’s great for throwing and catching or bouncing and catching  with a partner. It […]

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Developing Cutting Skills from Prim Ed Publishing

These two books from Prim Ed Publishing are fantastic for developing cutting skills with children in junior classes and also for children who need support with their cutting in senior classes. They are perfect for resource settings! The books are extremely well laid out with a teachers section at the beginning – explaining the different […]

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Gorgeous Glasses – Art lesson from Primary Art

Although I enjoy teaching Art, I sometimes find it difficult to come up with ideas. A friend of mine has agreed to do some art posts for Irish Primary Teacher. She has also set up a Facebook Page – You can like it here. Below you’ll find 3 lessons for infants it also includes integration ideas! […]

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Dogs – Art Lesson from Primary Art

Although I enjoy teaching Art, I sometimes find it difficult to come up with ideas. A friend of mine has agreed to do some art posts for Irish Primary Teacher. She has also set up a Facebook Page – You can like it here. Dogs!! I really loved this lesson when I did it with my […]

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