#edchatie Number 60

A weekly discussion involving Irish & World educators. This week's topic: "How should Irish be taught in school? Should it be two tiered? Tier 1 - Focussing on Oral / Written Fluency. Tier 2 Advanced study of Irish." Mon 11th June, 2012
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fboss @fboss
Welcome to #edchatie Before we start, please introduce yourself and then we'll get underway with tonight's topic (don't forget the hashtag)
Coimicí Gael @CoimicGael
Am here #edchatie just really to see what's what my first time venturing into this. Looks interesting
John Heffernan @johnmayo
John in Maoy watching the football so will be dipping in and out #edchatie
Coimicí Gael @CoimicGael
Aidan #edchatie cartoonist comic publisher and interested in Irish language and all languages really
fboss @fboss
Fáilte - Fred Boss is ainm dom. Art teacher with NCTE, now officially a part of PDST -> http://t.co/3H0mAPMR #edchatie
Dessie Tennyson @iGael1
Is the govs 20yr Irish Lang. strategy implementable within the education system? How can we best ensure a fluent Irish nation? #edchatie
Mary Jo Bell @7MJB
Mary Jo in Dublin, doing the ironing so will also be dipping in and out! #edchatie
fboss @fboss
@AnGaeilgeoir1 I'm not sure if it can be implemented - students not seeing where it goes after force-fed in school #edchatie
Coimicí Gael @CoimicGael
I think strategies are outlined with the best of intentions but none are foolproof. #edchatie
fboss @fboss
How does everyone else feel about: How should Irish be taught in school? #edchatie
John Heffernan @johnmayo
@fboss better than it has benn taught for the past 30 years #edchatie
fboss @fboss
RT @CoimicGael: I think strategies are outlined with the best of intentions but none are foolproof <- AGREE, but how to improve? #edchatie
Proinsias Ó Tuama @Potuama
Proinsias anseo. First timer on this sort of thing too. watching with interest #edchatie
Pam @pamelaaobrien
Pam in Tipp, Maths lecturer. Not sure I can contribute much to tonight's chat #Edchatie
fboss @fboss
RT @cmccoy605: @fboss @angaeilgeoir1 problem starts at early age.Each teacher has to teach an hour of Irish. #edchatie
Coimicí Gael @CoimicGael
I think we (and I am no expert) we must encourage bilinguism. Like the Welsh then hit fluency. #edchatie
Mary Jo Bell @7MJB
I believe we should concentrate more on spoken Irish #edchatie
Laurence Cuffe @CuffeL
#edchatie Laurence Cuffe, listening in, its not my area, though it is an interest
Mary Foskin @m2thefizzle
Mary. Primary teacher, degree n Irish. Putting youngest to bed- will b in and out:-) #edchatie
fboss @fboss
@cmccoy605 You need to add in #edchatie to each of your tweets so that they appear to everyone in the discussion
fboss @fboss
RT @cmccoy605: One properly qualified Irish teacher in each primary/national school should go to each class and teach Irish. #edchatie
Helen Bullock @HellBullock
#Edchatie Hellie primary sub went to school through Irish
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