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On this programme I mark the launch of my new book Become the Primary Teacher Everyone Wants to Have: A Guide to Career Success by sharing ten lessons I've learned about teaching. The book is published by Routledge and a discount is available on the Routledge website by entering the code FLR40 at Checkout.*

 

 

 

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On this week's programme my guest is Professor Pam Grossman who is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. The opportunity came about to interview Professor Grossman when she gave a keynote address to the annual conference of the Association for Teacher Education of Europe.

Professor Grossman was previously a guest on the programme in May 2011. You can listen back to that programme here.

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On this week's programme I speak to Annette Honan from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment about the new Leaving Certificate subject, Politcs and Society.

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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with SIobhán Keenan Fitzgerald, the principal of Eglish National School in Galway. In this part of the interview Siobhán talks about how as principal she introduced the public speaking programme she developed, LET'S STAND, in the school, how she uses video examples of public speaking in her teaching and how her school was selected as a Changemaker school.

In November 2016 Siobhán won the over 19s category of the National Final of the Europe Direct Soapbox Competition. You can watch her winning poetic speech Siobhán Keenan Fitzgerald.

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My guest on this week's programme is Siobhán Keenan Fitzgerald who developed the Let's Stand programme to teach public speaking to children. In the programme Siobhán outlines the difference between public speaking and debating, she tells the story of how a presentation she gave in Japanese to a group of Japanese tea-ladies reinforced for her the power of public speaking and she explains how she began to apply principles of Toastmasters in her teaching. Siobhán is principal of Eglish National School in Galway, which is recognised as a changemaker school.

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My guest on the programme this week is Georgeta Ion. Originally from Romania, Georgeta is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Pedagogy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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On this week's programme the distinguished Educational Psychologist, Professor David C Berliner, who is Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, shares more of his ideas and reflections about education. Among the topics he discusses this week are assessment literacy, the instructional sensitivity of tests, why he would hesitate in using international comparative tests to shape education policy, and the attractiveness of teaching as a career.

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On this week's programme my guest is David C. Berliner who is Regents' Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. Among the topics we discussed were co-authoring Educational Psychology with Nathaniel Gage, how he stumbled into the field of educational psychology, his views on what psychology contributes to the education of a teacher, how he thinks teacher education could be improve, his thoughts on the effective removal of educational psychology from teacher education programmes in the United States, his interest in the psychology of classroom practice, the messiness of classroom practice, his thoughts on motivation and feedback to children, and making research accessible to teachers.

He talks about a concept he developed called “academic learning time” – one of the possibly “one of the most important concepts ever created in educational psychology.” It is a classroom method to predict kids’ outcomes.

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On this week's programme to mark Dyspraxia/DCD Awareness Week 2016, I speak to the mother of a boy who was diagnosed with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) or Dyspraxia. She talks about the effects the condition has on the boy himself, on his family and on his education. I also speak briefly to Harry Conway who is the Chief Executive Officer of Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland.

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This week's guest is Professor Jackie Marsh from the University of Sheffield's School of Education. I interviewed her when she was in Dublin as a keynote speaker at the 40th annual conference of the Literacy Association of Ireland. In the course of the interview Jackie Marsh referred to some online resources and books including:

National Literacy Trust

Common Sense Media

Technology and Play

Aurasma

Anne Hass Dyson

The Meaning Makers by Gordon Wells








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