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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

Theme music composed and arranged by David Vesey

On this week's programme I bring you the second part of my interview with Professor Anne O'Gara, former President of Marino Institute of Education and current board member of Tusla. Among the topics we cover in this part of the interview are:

  • The role for inspectors in our education system
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Recognising learning
  • The Home School Community Liaison Scheme – Establishment and Purpose
  • Dr Concepta Conaty’s vision for the Home School Community Liaison Scheme
  • Her primary teaching experience
  • What schools are for
  • A teacher who had a significant impact on her
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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

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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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 Valerie O'Dowd from the Marino Institute of Education talks about the videos she made with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment showing how parents can help their child with mathematics. You can view the videos and tip-sheets here and here. Professor Margaret Clark, from Newman University College, Birmingham, who was a guest at the Reading Association of Ireland's annual conference speaks about lefthandedness.

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