By John O’Sullivan / BBC Sport”If you want to live a life of purpose and happiness, if you want your child to flourish and thrive and flourish, you need a good education,” said Ms Glynn.
“The truth is that a good teacher and good family system is a very good thing.”
It is what you want.
“You want a school that is open to all, where you feel you are welcome, where everyone is encouraged to be as they want to be and not just the ones you agree with.”
We need to be open to learning and to have a good conversation with each other.
“I have been working with a number of teachers, who are all good and who want to teach children and they have got very different philosophies about the way they teach and about the expectations of their children.”
My hope is that we can all come together as a community and say ‘this is the way we want to do it and this is the attitude we want children to adopt’.
“Ms Glynn, who is from Ballymena, Co Donegal, is the founder of Irish Language Schools Ireland (ILSI) and has been teaching children at the St Joseph’s Primary School in Ballymachen, Co Dublin since 2001.”
A lot of people say we are the worst in Ireland but that is not true,” she said.”
In the past three years, our children have improved in terms of academic achievement.
“They are now in the top 10 of their school year.”
Most people think we are a great school, but we are not.
“Irish language schools have been on the rise in recent years and, as part of a national curriculum overhaul, the number of students from Ireland’s largest island of Ireland has increased.
In 2015, the Government invested €300m in ILSI to bring Irish language learning to a greater level of relevance and to deliver better results.
This has included funding for the establishment of two new Irish language schools, a new secondary school, and an increase in the number and type of teaching staff.
But Ms Glyn said it was important to acknowledge that, in addition to improving the standard of education, the Irish language curriculum has also improved.”
As a school, we do need to make sure that we are in tune with the needs of our students, which means that we don’t use phrases like ‘teach your child Gaelic’ or ‘learn Irish’ as a shorthand for learning the language,” she explained.”
Instead we use terms like ‘the language’ or the ‘Irish language’.
“We use terms such as ‘the grammar’ or some of the vocabulary.”
These are the things that make it easier for our children to learn.
“That is what makes it a great learning environment for them and also for the teachers, because they are all learning from one another.”
Ms Glyn, who has been in the profession for 23 years, has been with ILSI for more than 20 years.
“You cannot teach your child the language and expect them to speak it,” she added.
“So when we teach our children the language, we need to talk about what it means to the people that we teach it to, how it feels to the children, what it is like to speak the language.”
What we are trying to do is give them a language they can really be themselves in and not think of themselves as a specialist.
“Our students have been really, really well-rounded, they have had very good teachers and they are going to be better off because of what we do.”
Ms O’Shea, the CEO of ILSI, said the school has received a number in recent months of positive feedback about its approach to Irish language education.
“All of our Irish language teachers are very passionate about Irish language and the way in which we teach and the culture that we share with them,” she told BBC Sport.
“But what we are really looking at is a place where we can have a very open and inclusive learning environment where all of our pupils are treated fairly and we don´t have the expectation that all of the teachers are equal.”
This is a huge opportunity for us to have our kids come to the school as students, not as teachers, and to get to know each other and to know the other Irish language learners.
“Irish Language Schools has a number and quality of staff available, including teachers, coaches, social workers, librarians, administrators, language specialists and counsellors.
Irish language teaching has also been recognised as a key sector in the wider economy.
The Department of Education estimates that there are about 100,000 Irish language teaching jobs in the country.
The Irish language is spoken in about 50 countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and the United States.
The majority of the Irish speakers are from overseas, including the United Kingdom, the United Arab