Matters Educational

Episode 4 - Clara Fiorentini: Teaching, Lecturing, Blogging and Phonics

Presented, produced and edited by Darragh Ó Bradáin.

Opening and closing theme 'Knowing the Truth' by Lee Rosevere. Used under Attribution License.

I spoke to Clara Fiorentini for this episode. Clara is a primary school teacher and lecturer in education.

Clara discussed her educational background, teaching, lecturing and blogging. She also discussed the new phonics programme, 'Sounds Like Phonics', which she has co-authored. Clara also talked about her two favourite books in the field of education, as well as a number of other education-related topics.

Episode 3 - Dáire Lambert: PME, Reflection and Team-Teaching

Presented, produced and edited by Darragh Ó Bradáin.

Opening and closing theme 'Knowing the Truth' by Lee Rosevere. Used under Attribution License.

I spoke to Dáire Lambert for this episode. Dáire is a newly-qualified secondary school Science teacher and he is currently in the first year of his teaching career.

Dáire discussed his experiences on the Professional Master of Education course in Maynooth University, as well as the value of reflection when done under the correct circumstances. Dáire also discussed his views on team-teaching, and how it has worked for him. Dáire also spoke about education-related books that he has found useful.

Episode 2 - Training in England, HSCL and DEIS

Presented, produced and edited by Darragh Ó Bradáin.

Opening and closing theme 'Knowing the Truth' by Lee Rosevere. Used under Attribution License.

For this episode, I spoke to a former colleague about his time spent training as a teacher in England, along with the highs and lows that went with that.

We spoke about his time spent in the role of Home School Community Liaison, and we chatted about DEIS schools.

My guest also talked about how he thinks teachers in Ireland can be better supported professionally.

Episode 1 - Fiona Forman: Well-being

Presented, produced and edited by Darragh Ó Bradáin.

Opening and closing theme 'Knowing the Truth' by Lee Rosevere. Used under Attribution License.

For this episode, I spoke to Fiona Forman, who is a co-author of the 'Weaving Well-being' programme for primary school children.