Wednesday, March 14, 2007

'Teaching English' magazine

Hello to visitors who have been directed here by the Spring 2007 edition of Teaching English, published by the Second Level Support Service. The magazine features our Department, with an interview with department head John Fanagan by editor Kevin McDermott, a piece on this blog called 'Putting the English Department on the World Wide Web', and our Junior Certificate reading list. See the magazine below by clicking on the pages (and then again to zoom).

There are also interesting articles about Breege O'Brien of Scoil Damhnait in Achill ('In praise of the school library'), by Anton Floyd of Ashton in Cork on 'Creative writing in the English classroom' (he quotes the marvellous 'Japan' by Billy Collins, and the cover shows David Hockney's 'Mt Fuji and Flowers, 1972'), and a response by Kevin McDermott to 'Looking at English', the Department's report on English teaching (see here). He calls for 'vision and passion' in English teaching, and hopes that 'future publications will include the voices of teachers in all their individuality and uniqueness.'

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