Blog

#TeacherIreland

IMG_3602_ppcol

Working with Me as The Teacher Promotion Coach (non-principal!)

People don't work with me because I'm a principal.

People work with me because they know me, because I make things easy, because I'm knowledgeable and because I know the best ways to make competency-based interviews easier.

What is leadership anyway?

EVERY DAY, I help teachers to see that they are leaders. My motto was that a leader is anyone who can inspire others. And so, I ask you – who have you inspired? With whom are you building great relationships? What have you inspired others to do?

Continue Reading.....

Navigating Career Change as a Burned Out Teacher Tips and Strategies

Navigating Career Change as a Burned Out Teacher: Tips and Strategies

Discover tips and strategies for navigating career change as a burned-out teacher. Learn how to reflect on your values and interests, research your options, seek support, and build your skills and network. Attend our Masterclass and co-working sessions to take action towards finding a new career path that brings you happiness and fulfillment.

Continue Reading.....

Showcase  Your Skills and Experience

How to Showcase Your Skills and Experience as a New Teacher

As a new teacher, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenge of establishing yourself in the competitive field of education. It's essential to know how to showcase your skills and experience effectively to make a lasting impression on potential employers, colleagues, and students. In this blog post, we'll explore different ways to demonstrate your capabilities as a new teacher and help you stand out in your profession.

Create a Comprehensive Portfolio

A well-organised portfolio is an excellent …

Continue Reading.....

photo-1579208570378-8c970854bc23

Your leadership network might sound like...

  • Hey all, I have a question about an issue that I'm having with a student in school. Does anyone have expertise working with pupils with Downs Syndrome?

  • Hi Sarah - would you have 20 mins after 4 pm? - I have a question I'd like to ask you about resources for developing receptive language skills.

  • I've just finished a Masters in SEN - let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.

  • Hi Mary - I'll be applying for principal roles in the future and I'm looking for a mentor - would you be able to guide…

Continue Reading.....

photo-1611079830811-865ff4428d17

7 Templates You Need in Your School

  • A template with actions to undertake when a new student enters your class.

  • A template to outline the steps for organising school trips

  • A letter template for quick notes home.

  • A template with methodologies you’ve tried – when helping students with SEN

  • A template to help new teachers get to know the school quickly and independently

  • A template that outlines when special learning weeks (e.g. Maths Week etc) will happen each school year.

  • A template with ideas that you could post to your LinkedIn or social …

Continue Reading.....

How do I deal with an unsustainable work load with my AP1?

How do I deal with an unsustainable work load with my AP1?

Today we are talking about teaching sustainably. I had a query lately that I feel it's important to share and offer my thoughts on the matter. Here's the query from a follower. 

Hi Orla, I’ve recently secured an AP1 post and there are so many duties that need to be covered. I don’t know how I’ll get through them all. I know I can do it but it seems like such a mountain of things to cover. What should I do? 


Firstly, congratulations on getting the role! How did you celebrate? In life, we ofte…

Continue Reading.....

classroom practices in leadership interviews

Qn: What are the chances of classroom practices and teaching the curriculum coming up in a leadership interview?

 

Sometimes I receive interesting queries from clients and I know that you will find them useful. So, I've decided to create a series of blog posts with FAQs. I received this query from Mary*  who wants to know: (*anon)


If a principal job is advertised and states you will be interviewed under the 4 domains but it is likely a teaching principal, what are the chances of classroom practices and teaching the curriculum and, for example, Irish questions coming up?


My thoughts are this:

In eve…

Continue Reading.....

What's the difference between The Teachers' Promotion Club and 1-1 services with you?

This question has come up a little in my clarity calls with interested teachers so I'm sharing a little about what you can expect inside the club!

Pros of The Teachers' Promotion Club

1. Exclusive Trainings

Inside The Teachers' Promotion Club we delve deeper into themes that come up in interviews like Time Management, how to deal with the conflict question and lots of in-depth information about the LAOS document. Some of the trainings are paid masterclasses that I've held teachers have invested…

Continue Reading.....

AP-2BApplication-799w-670h

AP and Principal Application Preparation. How to Prepare for Domain 2: Managing an Organisation.

Every year I work with many experienced teachers applying for positions in management roles in their school and beyond. Here we look at how you can outline your experience in managing an organisation.

 Highlighting your managerial skills and capabilities

In your extensive experience as a teacher, you have no doubt faced many managerial issues. Reflecting on challenges and how you overcame them, initiatives you may have facilitated, staff you mentored, and tricky situations you helped to resolv…

Continue Reading.....

Further questions from recent leadership interviews

Interview questions for Principal Jobs in Ireland

Are you searching for potential questions for leadership positions? If you’re reading this - I’m betting that you are!

Working 1-1 with 100s of teachers each year - puts me in a great position to hear what the latest questions are that are being asked. I hope you find them useful!

  • Intro: What have been three achievements in your teaching career to date?

  • What was a teaching and learning initiative that you introduced?

  • How do you self-evaluate?

  • What makes you ready to take on …

Continue Reading.....

Categories