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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney.

On this week's programme, philosopher and retired primary school teacher, John Doyle, reflects on teaching. First he uses the boxing ring as a metaphor for the classroom and preparation for teaching is like the time spent in a gym. Later in the programme he answers questions on books that influenced his teaching and advice for a beginning teacher. John taught for several years in St. Brigid's National School in Castleknock; I first met him when I was placed as a student teacher in his class in the mid 1980s. 

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On this week's programme I bring you interview sections from previous guests which did not fit into the space available in the original programmes. First we hear Stanford University Professor of Education, Hilda Borko who talks about how she does her research. Then Dr. Katie Novak discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in applying Universal Design for Learning principles. Finally, Professor Akihiko Takahashi from De Paul University presents a Japanese perspective on mathematics teaching and on education more generally.

The programmes they orginally featured on are here:

Hilda Borko

Katie Novak

Akihiko Takahashi

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On this week's programme I bring you an interview I conducted with Stanford University Graduate School of Education Professor, Hilda Borko. Among the topics we discuss are the following:

  • Summer schools for children in the United States
  • Professional Development for science teachers
  • Argumentation in science lessons
  • How she uses video in professional development
  • Work she is most proud of in education to date
  • Key ingredients of professional development for teachers
  • How she chose a career in education
  • How she started a school when she was a graduate student
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On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Jacinta Kitt to mark the publication of her book, Positive Behaviours, Relationships and Emotions: The Heart of Leadership in a School by the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals. Among the topics we discussed in this part of the interview wiere the following:

  • Cooperative learning
  • Democratic relationships between teachers and students
  • Managing your emotions in teaching and leading
  • Preventing workplace bullying in teaching
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On this week's programme I speak to Jacinta Kitt to mark the publication of her new book Positive Behaviours, Relations and Emotions: The Heart of Leadership in a School published by the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals.

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On this week's programme I speak to Professor Kathy Short from the University of Arizona College of Education. She was in Ireland to address the Symposium on Inquiry Based Learning organised by the Marino Institute of Education to mark the launch of a new masters degree in inquiry-based learning being offered in the Marino Institute of Education. 

Among the topics discussed on the programme are:

  • Inquiry as a stance in education
  • How teachers can nurture inquiry among children
  • The inquiry cycle (Connection, invitations, tensions, investigation, representations, new questions)
  • Applying the inquiry cycle with pre-service teachers
  • Inquiry-based learning in classrooms
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On this week's programme I am joined by Professor Akihiko Takahashi from the College of Education at De Paul University who talks about the teaching of mathematics, about Lesson Study as a form of professional development for teachers and other matters. I spoke with Professor Takahashi after he addressed an event hosted by the UCD Japan Group. Among the items we discussed were the following:

  • Why learn mathematics?
  • How do children learn to solve problems?
  • What is lesson study?
  • Why in Japan lunch is considered to be an opportunity for teaching
  • How lesson study helps teachers to grow
  • Why collaboration is the foundation to being an effective teacher
  • Why live classroom observation is better than observing teaching on video
  • How the Japanese learn from other cultures
  • Are teachers born or made?
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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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