Episode 33: Can You Say Aistear? Ireland’s Early Childhood Curriculum graduates to the Elementary Grades.


Feature Interview: Patrick Sullivan is the director of Ireland’s National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). He joins Tim to talk about something extraordinary—no not Guinness—moving early childhood curricular ideas up to the primary grades.

What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about Ireland taking the lead in pushing early childhood concepts up to the elementary grades?

Activist of the Week: Alison McDowell is an education activist and parent of a Philadelphia public school student. She was active in the opt out movement for a number of years and has now shifted her focus to educational technology and the role it is playing in the next wave of privatization. She blogs https://wrenchinthegears.com/

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Backpack Full of Cash film maker Sarah Mondale.

Trending News: How to Fix the Teacher Shortage.

And of course A Moment of Zinn.

Lets BUST Some pencils!