Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Padraig Parle from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Padraig Parle

Teacher - Special Needs

Department of Education and Skills

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Padraig Parle
It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.
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How to Study Better

At school we spend most of the time learning about stuff - but rarely do we spend any time learning how to learn! Would it not be a good idea to learn a few shortcuts to shorten the time required to study, and increase the amount of learning at the same time?

Good grades in exams open more possibilities for your future, as there will be a greater selection of college courses to choose from, or jobs that you will be eligible for. That's why it matters for your future career.

We have collected a number of Videos that contain very useful tips to help you, along with a Study Skills Test and worksheets to help you focus on your study behaviour.





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