My Primary Teaching Journey with Hibernia College

hi everyone, I have been so bad at blogging this past year! I have been super busy but I am back with a little life update and some news about how things will be changing on laurenaalice.com

So a little life update for those of you who don’t know, I have begun my masters programme in primary teaching with Hibernia College. It has been a busy six months but I am enjoying every moment of it. It has been a big change moving to online learning and learning at masters level but I think  I have adjusted now!

On my blog I now have a new section called ‘The Classroom Edit’. This section is going to look at my journey into the classroom. I will share my advice, tips and tricks and just a general chit chat about all things teaching! I hope you like this new section.

I am also planning to do more lifestyle posts so if i go travelling or any organisation and life tips.

I am going to get back into beauty and make up but I have so many other passions now and I really hope you will enjoy all the new content coming your way!

If there is anything you want to see let me know in the comments! Id love to hear.

L x

Primary Teaching Application Tips


This time last year I was just like you panicking about the daunting application process and how I would fit all my experience into a tiny personal statement. From my application I was accepted to all PGDE courses in Scotland and in Ireland my Hibernia application was accepted too. Here are some tips to help you with your application!

1. Show them how amazing you are! 

This is the most important thing in your application if they can’t see your passion for teaching they are not going to interview you.  This leads me onto my next tip.

2. Emphasise your experience 

You may think that grades are important and to some extent they are but the most important thing is that you show that you love working with children and have experience working with them. I have spent every summer working in an outdoor activity centre with small children and as part of my degree I was able to spend six months in a local primary school. First of all i described my experience and then I told them what I had learned from my experience – always be positive.

3. Show off your good traits

Tell them what sort of a person you are- hard-working, kind, approachable.

The first three points are vital for your personal statement, they show them what sort of a person you are and how dedicated you are to the teaching profession. 

4. Be organised 

For the actual application you need to be organised.

Before you open your application take note of all the key dates such as when it needs to be in for, when could you be called for interview etc.  Then I would write down all your colleges grades for every module and its name on a sheet of paper, all your leaving cert or A level grades.  Before I open your application I would also have your personal statement saved on a word docment so you can easily transfer it over.

Once you have it all ready I would begin your application.

The application process is not difficult you just need to show what an amazing teacher you will be and prove that you have researched it and have experience working with children. 

Be yourself and Good Luck! 

Next blogpost will be the interview process! 

 

Too Faced Blueberry Swirl

Today I was feeling a little more adventurous and decided to use the gorgeous blueberry swirl colour from the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar palette.

The top of my eyes is the usual peanut butter and truffle combo with bon bon as my shimmery colour.

The bottom is where the drama happens with the gorgeous blueberry swirl colour which is buffed out with ingot 332 eye shadow.

What do you think of this look?

I filmed it so it will be up on my youtube by the end of the weekend. Make sure you are subscribed so you can see it.