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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme Síle Ní Fhearáin discusses how she became a teacher, her time in Belcamp College and the experience of moving to Pobalscoil Neasáin after 33 years teaching in Belcamp College. She also discusses the teaching of Irish. Next week I'll speak to Síle about attendance and discipline.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme Professor Margaret M. Clark, who was in Ireland as a guest of the Reading Association of Ireland, discusses topics including literacy, research and early years education.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme we marked this year's Kilkenomics festival and considered the topic of economics teaching by speaking first to economist David McWilliams. This was followed up by an interview with teacher Derek Lynch, who is the honorary secretary of the Business Studies Teachers' Association of Ireland.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

In this week's programme Professor Jo Boaler from Stanford University discusses the teaching of mathematics. She was in Ireland earlier this year as a guest of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. She recommended the NRICH website as a source of maths problems.

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On this programme I continued my seasonal coverage of teaching social, environmental and scientific education in the primary school with teacher, teacher educator and environmentalist, Paddy Madden. During the interview Paddy referred to the section about "Paddy's School Garden" on the Blackrock Education Centre website.

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