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…
AP2 roles - are they worth it?
After reading lots of teachers talk about teacher burnout - I’m sharing my thoughts on applying for AP2 roles.
When making changes to your life - always weigh up the pros and cons. Know what you have to give and plan in advance what you are WILLING TO GIVE.
My energy is a positive and loving one here - I’ve made decisions in the past and regretted them in the end - but coaching has greatly helped me to understand my decision-making processes and treat myself and others with greater compassion. It’…
These simple strategies will transform your leadership job application
Use positive words like impressive, special, support,
Give the results. Use the STAR technique in your job application. State what you did, break it down into the actions you did and give the result of your actions.
Expect that they will want to hear your best stories. (*No, they aren't judging you- you're supposed to be telling your best career stories).
Add your LinkedIn profile link if you're active on the platform.
Make your job application easy to read using headings and subheadings.
Applying to ETB Schools
When applying for ETB teaching vacancies, there are many things to consider. Your application must be typed and you must provide two copies of the application; one of these to be the original. Job advertisements are published on ETB county websites, in professional, academic journals, in newspapers and on social media. Here are a few things for you to consider when applying for ETB positions.
Final year initial teacher training applicants
If you are in your final year of training, you are still el…
Creating a Guiding Vision for Your School - The Core Values Approach
I regularly ask questions my 1-1 interview leadership coaching clients about the guiding vision of their school. Their replies are always really interesting.
From a coaching perspective, developing an awareness of your core values is really important.
My top 3 core values are commitment, growth and variety. When I make decisions about events, situations, investments etc. - each decision will revolve around my need for variety, commitment and growth. If I don’t experience these things then I feel s…
How can I be more confident in interviews?
You are a great teacher and you are confident in your abilities, but what do you do with the dreaded interview fear? Are there ways to get past this and shine in your teaching job interview? Of course there are and I am here to help you.
Develop self-compassion and improving your self-talk
So many of my clients come out of an interview and do a postmortem of it! They berate themselves for the bits they slipped up in or couldn’t answer well and focus mostly on that. Try refrain from doing that by d…
Looking at Our School 2016: The Leadership and Management Domains - Skills Development
The ‘Looking at Our School 2016: A Quality Framework for Primary Schools’ outlines 4 domains as guides for teachers to step into management roles.
These 4 Domains are:
1. Leading Teaching and Learning
2. Managing the Organisation
3. Leading School Development and
4. Developing Leadership Capacity
While I have already written blog posts for each individual blog post (linked below) today’s blog focuses on the skills development necessary for stepping up to the next level in your career.
Primary Interviews - are they really all sewn-up?
Some applicants for teaching jobs can lose faith if they are not being called for interview and may feel that the school has already chosen a teacher for the position before the interviews even take place! For the jobs in August especially - you are in with a real shot when you remain hopeful, positive and optimistic about the opportunities that lie ahead! It’s a great ideas to take a look at the situation from a different angle!
Your SAF and CV
If you are applying for tonnes of jobs on Education …
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 …
Coming across as overconfident in an interview
You may, like most people who are eager to make a good impression at an interview, do your best to keep your nerves under control. You want to appear confident and give the very best impression of yourself. Believe it or not, I sometimes hear from interviewers that they did not choose a certain candidate as they came across as over-confident. You may think that this is hard to believe as an interview can be a daunting prospect, but there are cases where an interviewee comes across as a bit too s…
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