Posts by Mark Taylor

033 : Season 3 Launch Show. What do children think about their schooling? – Overstone Primary

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Welcome to Season 3. I am asking 10 questions to students from around the world to find out ‘what children think about their schooling?’

Today I chat with pupils from Overstone Primary School, Northampton, UK.

You can also listen to episode 003 where I interviewed Janice Mardell the Headteacher of Overstone and get a real insight into how the ethos of the school is having such a positive effect on pupils.

Listen to me explain more about season 3 on episode 031

 

Here are the 10 questions about schooling I am using to frame the season around.

1. If you could design your own classroom what would it look like? Eg Large open plan loft style, small rooms, sit in rows or groups? Anything goes be creative!

2. How would you create your day and spend your time? Eg How much time inside/outside, how much studying, exercise, time on your own/with others, playing, games, projects. Anything goes be creative!

3. How do you assess your progress? What do you do everyday to move forward towards your goals and dreams?

4. How often do you discuss and think about – what you eat, exercise, breathing, sleeping, mindfulness, gratitude, volunteering?

5. How often do you discuss and think about life? Babies being born or people dying.

6. How often do you discuss money, budgets, savings, financial planning?

7. Do you work with a mentor? Do you know what a mentor is?

8. How often do you lead a team of people?

9. Do you like working on real projects that are relevant to you? Eg Fundraising, events for the local community, school productions, concerts, sports events?

10. Of the things you enjoy most – do they happen in school time or are they after school clubs?

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032 Bonus Episode : Bruce Langford interviews Mark Taylor

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Mark Taylor has the tables turned when Bruce Langford, host of the Mindfulness Mode Podcast, interviews Mark about music, education and podcasting.

Get an inside look on why the Education on Fire podcast is so important to Mark.

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http://mindfulnessmode.com/

 

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031 : What do the children think? How to be involved in season 3

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You can be involved with season 3 by talking to the children in your class about the 10 questions listed below.

If you teach children aged 5-13 anywhere in the world this is for you!

I’m looking for children and teachers to be on the podcast. Let me know if that’s you and we can record your answers for the show!

Write down your own answers, send them to me and I’ll include them on the Education on Fire blog!

Write your own blog or record a video for your school and send me the link. I will then share it with other teachers.

Let’s get to know what our students think about their school life.

1. If you could design your own classroom what would it look like? Eg Large open plan loft style, small rooms, sit in rows or groups? Anything goes be creative!

2. How would you create your day and spend your time? Eg How much time inside/outside, how much studying, exercise, time on your own/with others, playing, games, projects. Anything goes be creative!

3. How do you assess your progress? What do you do everyday to move forward towards your goals and dreams?

4. How often do you discuss and think about – what you eat, exercise, breathing, sleeping, mindfulness, gratitude, volunteering?

5. How often do you discuss and think about life? Babies being born or people dying.

6. How often do you discuss money, budgets, savings, financial planning?

7. Do you work with a mentor? Do you know what a mentor is?

8. How often do you lead a team of people?

9. Do you like working on real projects that are relevant to you? Eg Fundraising, events for the local community, school productions, concerts, sports events?

10. Of the things you enjoy most – do they happen in school time or are they after school clubs?

Have fun and explore you imaginations. Remember nothing is impossible just think about what you would like your school to be!

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030 : Season 2 Finale

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Round up of the computing and Edtech season. Plus how to get your school involved in season 3.

 

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029 : Peter Cansell my resident education expert

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Peter shares his thoughts about season 2 and gives his insights into how teachers can implement them in their school.

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Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in Oxford, doing advisory work, teaching higher education and as a Primary Headteacher at Harwell Primary School. He retired from that post in September 2014, but has continued as Chair of OPHTA (Oxfordshire Primary Headteachers’ Association), was elected to become Chair of the National Network of Chairs of Headteachers’ Groups in June 2014 and was delighted to have become a NAPE council member this year, serving on the editorial board for Primary First. In January of 2015 he co-founded the Oxford School of Thought, an independent education think tank. He is a trustee and chairs the management committee of another charity, Full Circle, which is well regarded for its ground breaking intergenerational work.

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