Teacher FAQs:

Q: Is a teacher affected by the different ways in which the role is understood around the world?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teachers required to be registered with the Teaching Council?

A: Yes, under Section 30 of the Teaching Council Act 2001, a person employed in any capacity in a recognised teaching post - who is not registered with the Teaching Council - may not be paid from Oireachtas funds.

Q: Are teachers often not given sufficient opportunities for professional growth or promotions?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teachers $46,000 in 2004?

A: Yes, and with the average entry salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree being an estimated $32,000.

Q: Are teachers expected to respect their students?

A: Yes, sarcasm and attempts to humiliate pupils are seen as falling outside of what constitutes reasonable discipline.

Q: Are teachers particularly good at creating beneficial relations with their students?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teachers additional teachers assisting the primary teacher?

A: Yes, and often in the same classroom.

Q: Are teachers also at high risk for occupational burnout?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teachers required to have a bachelor's degree and the majority must be certified by the state in which they teach?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teachers generally not as rigorous as those for full-time professionals?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teachers often required to undergo a course of initial education at a College of Education to ensure that they possess the necessary knowledge?

A: Yes, and competences and adhere to relevant codes of ethics.

Q: Are teachers generally paid on graduated scales?

A: Yes, and with income depending on experience.

Q: Is a teacher €27,814 p.a.?

A: Yes, and rising incrementally to €53,423 for a teacher with 25 years service.

Q: Are teachers that they may have repeatedly covered a curriculum until they begin to feel bored with the subject?

A: Yes, and their attitude may in turn bore the students.

Q: Is a teacher to pressure the lazy?

A: Yes, and inspire the bored, deflate the cocky, encourage the timid, detect and correct individual flaws, and broaden the viewpoint of all.

Q: Are teachers educated in a university or college?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a teacher expected to act as a substitute parent?

A: Yes, and with all the normal forms of parental discipline open to them.

Q: Are teachers now selling their lesson plans to other teachers through the web in order to earn supplemental income?

A: Yes, and most notably on TeachersPayTeachers.