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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this programme retired primary teacher and philosopher, John Doyle, shares his experiences and reflections on teaching poetry to children in primary school. Among the poets he mentions are Christina Rossetti, William Butler Yeats and Robert Frost.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I previewed two conferences that have a healthy following each year. The Irish Primary PE Assocation (IPPEA) is shortly having its tenth annual conference in St. Patrick's College and the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) is having its fortieth annual conference at GMIT. Caitriona Cosgrave from St. Colmcille's Junior National School and representing the IPPEA and Anne McMorrough from the Marino Institute of Education and representing CESI told me about the conferences and shared some of their own thoughts on the respective topics.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme, Dr. Joe O'Connell of Limerick Education Centre discusses how to manage challenging behaviour among adults in schools: principals, teachers and parents. The interview is based on a talk he gave at the annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals' Network in January 2013.

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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

On this week's programme I spoke to James Whelton, co-founder with Bill Liao of CoderDojo. I then visited the Kilkenny dojo and spoke to some local mentors and participants ranging in age from 8 to 18.

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