One of the original ideas for setting up this blog/website was the realisation that there is no central list of who is teaching physics in Ireland. Not only that, but we don't even know how many people are teaching physics here, or how long they have been doing so, or how old they are, or what else they teach, or.......
In short. there is a lack of information.
This can really matter when it comes to planning and to sharing information: it's hard to get information out to people if you don't know who they are, and its hard to organise training days or workshops if you don't know what they want.
One thing we do know is that there are about 730 secondary schools in the state. We know that most - but not all - schools offer physics and and we know that most - but not all - schools have at most one physics teacher. So it seems likely that there are somewhere between 500 and 700 teachers of physics at second level in the state today. And as this site recently acquired its 500th member, we thought it might be a good idea to ask you - as a physics teachers in Ireland - a little about yourselves.
So please fill in this survey. And encourage other physics teachers to fill it in too. It should only take about 2 - 3 minutes. It's anonymous, and the only reason we're asking these questions is to improve the support offered to physics teachers in the country.
Click here to start now: Teaching Physics in Ireland