What Are The Most Challenging LAOS Topics?
The main concerns in interviews that my clients have are...
- How to answer the conflict question.
- How to answer the challenging situation question.
- The fact that they feel that their competition ‘is high’ for the role
- How to answer the ‘vision’ question.
School principals can avail of coaching to help them plan their vision, to help them strengthen team dynamics, to help them reflect on how they responded to incidents of conflict or discuss challenging situations. Isn’t that cool?
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Teaching Interviews: What if I get the feeling that they didn’t like me?
The job-search can be a very daunting thing.
You know that you are up against many other applicants, and you hope to be the one to be selected for that great teaching job.
You have all the qualifications you need but feel that you may not have come across as well as you had hoped in your interview.
You are already working in the school - but you know that your principal will base the job on your interview performance so you really want to impress.
Was there something about the way you came across th…
4 ways I can help you land your dream teaching job
I am an experienced career coach and I enjoy seeing my clients succeed in their interviews and land that dream teaching job. There are many ways that you can improve your chances of success by working with me. Here are the main 4 ways we can work together to make you stand out from the crowd.
Curriculum Vitae in Latin, means the course of a life. This document is there to show the course of your education and professional development, along with your character and strengths. There are …
CV Templates: Making your CV stand out
I receive many CVs every year to review for my clients, and sometimes I see that the important information regarding their teaching experience is not brought to the fore. Your SAF affords you the opportunity to outline your experience with the aid of specific sections and headings, but your CV can let you down if you don’t know where this important information should be. Below are tips on how to avoid this mistakes, and a few more pieces of advice too. Check out my Facebook videos for a run thro…
Making better applications to Educate Together and Community National Schools
This year, I’m placing a huge amount of focus on helping teachers make better applications to Educate Together and Community National Schools.
Because their ethos is central to their beliefs and what makes them different.
Because they deserve teachers who are closely aligned with what they stand for.
Because developing an understanding of all religions is a vital element in accepting all pupils and their religious beliefs (or lack of them) and focusing on real diversity and inclusion.
And so… ma…
Top CV Tips for Teachers - Writing a Personal Statement
Whether you’re applying for a job on https://www.educationposts.ie/ or creating a CV for substitute work an important element to your CV is a personal statement. A well written, self-aware and authentic personal statement (or professional summary) can be a fantastic way to sell yourself when looking for jobs or handing your CV around looking for substitute work.
Firstly, I should say that a personal statement or professional summary and I suggest that if you haven’t put thought and effort into wh…
3 Simple Tips to Create Balance between Job Applications, Work and Living Life
One of the big frustrations my clients have when they come to me for coaching is striking that balance between work, home life and job applications.
The reason they are so frustrated is that applying for jobs…. is a job in itself.
Many of my clients have…
a full time job and are balancing that with family,
household chores and
trying to do some ‘normal’ things like exercising and
catching up with friends and
filling out application forms
It really is a challenging time!
So what can you do to make this a …
Working Together, Schools and Substitute Teachers
“We rise by lifting others." Robert Ingersol. It goes without saying, teacher friends, that the life of a teacher can be challenging at times. For full-time teachers with many responsibilities, the pressures of settling into a new school, embracing new initiatives etc there can be a lot to contend with - from dealing with new Covid measures to getting to know a new staff and school.
What About the Experiences of Substitute Teachers?
Recently, I spoke with a number of substitute teachers to get an …
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