Career memes of the week: teacher

28 May 2013

For many former students, teachers – the subject of this week’s career memes – are among the first people who encouraged or inspired them to pursue a certain career path.

In fact, 7pc of 14-25-year-old respondents to a recent Think Big survey cited a teacher or a lecturer as the most inspirational person in their lives.

Teaching can be a challenging and rewarding career, helping to shape future scientists, engineers, and astronauts, for example. Sometimes, teachers need support, too, so they can continue to guide and encourage their students towards success.

One action the Irish Government has undertaken to help teachers is providing €2m in funding to a programme geared toward improving the skills of ‘out-of-field’ maths teachers at post-primary level.

The Minister of State for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock, TD, had said that in addition to the funding, the Government is making the Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching course available free of charge in locations across Ireland, with specific provision for teachers in Irish-medium schools.

Math teacher meme

Science teacher meme









Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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