Welcome to the eighth, and again long overdue, EdBlogsIE Spotlight. EdBlogsIE hasn’t been my priority over the summer so hopefully I’ll find some more time this year in between teaching and studying to bring you some more Spotlights. This time we hear from Valerie King (@MinteoirV), writer of the Múinteoir Valerie blog.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background in education.
My name is Valerie King and I run the blog ‘Múinteoir Valerie’. Please do have a look! I am from Ballyconneely, a small village in Connemara. I qualified as a primary school teacher last March. I studied with Hibernia College and loved it. Prior to this, I did an English and a law degree in NUIG. I enjoyed living in Galway, it really is the best city ever! I am currently up and down between Dublin and Ballyconneely, looking forward to the school year and subbing to begin! I love education and teaching, and will be speaking at my very first teacher conference this year!
2. Please tell us about your blog.
I established my blog a year and three months ago. I have a minor obsession with reading American teacher blogs, and Irish ones too, though there aren’t many of them! My love for these blogs inspired me to set up my own. I write about many different things, but my main aim on my blog is to help and provide support for student teachers and NQT’s. I like to share ideas, advice, and tips for fellow educators. I like to think my blog helps some people, and I have received so many lovely messages from readers, which inspired the ‘Scatter Seeds of Kindness’ idea. Have a look at my blog to check it out!
3. Have you written/Do you write other blogs?
No, one blog takes up a lot of time!
4. Are there any other blogs (educational or otherwise) that you would recommend reading?
I read so many blogs, but the first ones I started reading and the ones I read the most are:
There’s probably lots more but these are the ones which spring to mind!
I’d like to thank Valerie for agreeing to take part in this feature and for her valuable contribution to EdBlogsIE.