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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme I bring you an interview with Professor Mark Brown from Dublin City University's National Institute of Digital Learning. I spoke to Mark Brown because he was a keynote speaker at the 2016 annual conference of the Computer Education Society of Ireland, which was held in Dublin City University on 27th February 2016. The programme also features brief extracts from my interviews with Derek Breen and Ciara Brennan; my full interviews with them will be featured on upcoming programmes.

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On this week's programme my guest is Dr. Todd Whitaker. Todd Whitaker is an expert on staff motivation, teacher leadership and principal effectiveness. He has authored more than 30 books including the bestseller What Great Teachers Do Differently. He was a keynote speaker at the 2016 annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals' Network.

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On this week's programme I speak to highly respected teacher educator and professor of teacher education, Ken Zeichner from the University of Washington. He was in Ireland to address attendees at the annual conference of the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS).

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On this week's programme I spoke to three of the authors of the book Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research: A Teacher's Guide to Professional Development. I spoke to Caitriona McDonagh, Mary Roche and Bernie Sullivan. Máirín Glenn is the fourth author.

The mentioned the website they developed together, Educational Action Researchers in Ireland to build a network of action researchers.

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On this week's programme I interviewed presenters at the Teachmeet that was organised as part of the Literacy Association of Ireland 2015 conference.

The first person I spoke to was Susan Nic Réamoinn from Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School. She spoke about Sheppard Software, Michael Rosen's website and Teacher's Pet

Next I spoke to Mary Jo Bell from Mrs. Bell's Class about Flipsnackedu. Mary Jo also told me about how she uses Animoto.

Then I spoke to Ian Roller from DIT about their news website for Irish children called CLiC News.

Finally, from another conference, Enirdelm, I spoke to Tim Hurley from Drumcondra Education Centre.

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On this week's programme my guest is Mags Amond, a recently retired science teacher, a prolific tweeter and the woman who introduced Teachmeets to  Ireland.

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On this week's programme my guest is Fr. Ron Nuzzi from the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame. He was in Ireland to address the "Education in Crisis" conference in Mary Immaculate College in May this year. We spoke about Catholic education in the United States, about principals preparing their successors, and about multiple intelligences.

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On this week's programme I spoke to Lindsay Myers, the organiser of a conference on "The Art of Education in Steiner Waldorf National Schools" about Steiner Education. Lindsay Myers is also involved with Galway Steiner School.

I also brought you the first of a two-part interview with Tomás Ó Ruairc, the Director of the Teaching Council. On this week's programme he spoke about the Féilte event, about Continuing Professional Development, and about research and teaching.

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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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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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