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Aug 31, 2019

In this special episode, I do a live analysis of the new exemption from Irish circular that came out on 28th August 2019. I go through the changes, the effect of yet another offloading of responsibility to schools, and the expected increased workload for principals.

Aug 28, 2019

Of all the most baffling aspects of church involvement in education, the one that bugs me most is when a secular institution actively supports it. Not only did DCU agree to allowing Protestants a different entry route to their Teacher Training course through separate CAO points, they actually requested for it to...

Aug 21, 2019

Why has the government or any of its agencies created so few resources to help us teach the curriculum, and if they did, what should they do?

Episode 23 of If I were the Minister for Education explores how the government could provide teachers and students with adequate learning resources.

Aug 14, 2019

The NCCA are doing some interesting work in the background trying to restructure the curriculum given the number of demands on our time. Everyone knows that it's impossible to fit everything into the few hours a week we get to teach and many subjects are simply not being taught enough or at all. In this episode, I'll...

Aug 7, 2019

As if the 1999 English curriculum wasn't bad enough, the new Primary Language Curriculum did the unthinkable and was even worse. In this episode, I discuss why we have the new Primary Language Curriculum and how it all went wrong from the very start.