#edchatie Number 161

A weekly discussion by Irish educators. This week the topic was “Is there enough dialogue between primary and secondary schools about easing student transfer from 6th Class to 1st Year?” The online discussion took place took place Mon 18th May, 2015.
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fboss @fboss
In 30 mins on #edchatie “Is there enough dialogue between primary & secondary schools on easing student transfer from 6th Class-1st Year?”
fboss @fboss
Flex your typing fingers because in 5 mins on #edchatie we discuss “easing student transfer from 6th Class-1st Year?” Join in online
fboss @fboss
Welcome to tonight’s #edchatie & as usual, before we begin, lease introduce yourself + don’t forget to use the hashtag in all your tweet
magsamond @magsamond
#edchatie This is what prompted me to nominate tonight's theme. The last note on the Post It. (Mags, Cavan) twitter.com/NL_84/status/5…
paula galvin @scorpionovasix
#edchatie Paula Galvin development educator and primary school teacher
Pam Childress @pchildre
Pam from Arkansas US. Early Childhood education and pursing a Masters in Reading. #edchatie
John Heffernan @johnmayo
Ok kicking it off Do pp teachers know what goes on in primary and do primary tchers care what goes on in pp #edchatie
paula galvin @scorpionovasix
@fboss #edchatie where is the chat about transition from primary to secondary
Conor Power @conpower
I taught in a school in Wales that had a transition programme with local primary schools. They started a project in 6th class... #edchatie
John Heffernan @johnmayo
Actually Transition Year was supposed to be in First year not 4th #edchatie Some school is trying it in first year I think
Conor Power @conpower
... finished in first year. It was a good ice breaker for the students and they could talk about the work they had done &compare #edchatie
paula galvin @scorpionovasix
@johnmayo #edchatie I am inclined to think not, very little transfer of information
Simon Lewis @simonmlewis
Hi all, Simon Lewis, primary principal in Carlow #edchatie
Conor Power @conpower
#edchatie There is a school in Limerick that more or less treats first year as a transition year. Makes more sense to me.
John Heffernan @johnmayo
#edchatie THe primary curr is built around the child ( child centric) which pp is really based abut 40 min blocks of subject
fboss @fboss
@scorpionovasix Just follow the hashtag #edchatie on Twitter and you'll see all of tonight's discussion + add it into your own tweets too
paula galvin @scorpionovasix
@johnmayo #edchatie hard to find opps to chat despite best will in the world, dont think it is about not caring
Catriona Lane @catrionalane
Good evening all, Catriona, primary teacher based in Cork #edchatie
Conor Power @conpower
#edchatie Would love to see a 'foundation' first year where students get a taste of every option. Too often they end up with wrong choice
Simon Lewis @simonmlewis
I think the Education Passport is going to be a help #edchatie
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