083. Replace the inspectorate with a mentoring system

Nobody really likes a visit from the cigire. The Department of Education sends out inspectors to schools every so often to make sure schools are doing what they are supposed to be doing and when they aren’t the inspector writes recommendations. The problem with the inspectorate model is that it doesn’t really help anyone, especially … Read more083. Replace the inspectorate with a mentoring system

082. Provide one year of mentoring to any teacher starting in a new position

When a teacher starts in a new position in any school, they have to learn a new culture because no two schools are the same. While the teacher should be able to figure out their classroom and curriculum, the other aspects of being a teacher in that school can take some time to learn. The … Read more082. Provide one year of mentoring to any teacher starting in a new position

077. Teaching council should provide a phone mentoring service

One of the most useful things the Teaching Council provides is a mentoring service. Unfortunately, it is only available through Droichead, which means it is almost meaningless, and it is only available for teachers in their first year out of college. It’s a shame because its predecessor in mentoring, the NIPT, was a very good … Read more077. Teaching council should provide a phone mentoring service

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