If I were the Minister for Education...

Here is my project to suggest ways for our education system to be the best it can be. I have a few ideas, which I’d love help fleshing out.

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The Departmental Strategy Statement (2021-23) was released this week with all sorts of goals for education. Listen to me grumble my way through this document and explode with rage at various points. Unlike the Department, I won't blame COVID19 for everything wrong. It was well-wrong before 2020 came along. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Departmental Strategy Statement (2021-23) was released this week with all sorts of goals for education. Listen to me grumble my way through this document and explode with rage at various points. Unlike the Department, I wont blame COVID19 for everything wrong. It was well-wrong before 2020 came along.

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It wouldn’t feel like Friday without you 🥳

It was 3 years before I met another teacher from a minority background after I started teaching. It was another 14 years before I met another. Why we need to diversify our profession bit.ly/2Z364wM #edchatie ... See MoreSee Less

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It was 3 years before I met another teacher from a minority background after I started teaching. It was another 14 years before I met another. Why we need to diversify our profession https://bit.ly/2Z364wM #edchatie

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Define minority?

Section 29s are a complete waste of resources costing the taxpayer over €3m per year or roughly the cost of around 150 SNAs. Isn't beyond time we scrapped them? bit.ly/2NbHMxM #edchatie ... See MoreSee Less

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Section 29s are a complete waste of resources costing the taxpayer over €3m per year or roughly the cost of around 150 SNAs. Isnt beyond time we scrapped them? https://bit.ly/2NbHMxM  #edchatie

If there's a problem in society, everyone turns to schools to try and solve it. From obesity to cookery to driving lessons - is there nothing schools shouldn't teach? bit.ly/3p5wqZq #edchatie ... See MoreSee Less

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If theres a problem in society, everyone turns to schools to try and solve it. From obesity to cookery to driving lessons - is there nothing schools shouldnt teach? https://bit.ly/3p5wqZq #edchatie

Did you know that from 1997 to 2012, there were never more than 40 circulars produced by the Department of Education in a year? Since 201 5, it's never been less than 80. In this episode, I explore why we need to reduce circulars to one per term.
bit.ly/34I0gvv #edchatie
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Did you know that from 1997 to 2012, there were never more than 40 circulars produced by the Department of Education in a year? Since 201 5, its never been less than 80. In this episode, I explore why we need to reduce circulars to one per term.
https://bit.ly/34I0gvv #edchatie

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