When I was a small boy – NAPE 002

When I was a small boy – A letter from Christian Schiller to L.G.Marsh

The National Association for Primary Education present an annual lecture with a guest speaker who creates their talk inspired by the work of Christian Schiller.

This episode is read by Peter Cansell from the book ‘Christian Schiller in his own words’

 

CHRISTIAN SCHILLER CBE, MC, MA

Christian Schiller was born on the 20th September 1895. He went to a prep school and then to Gresham’s School where he was head boy. Military service in the First World War followed and he was wounded in action.

After the war he read mathematics at Cambridge and then studied with Percy Nunn at the London Day Training College before beginning his teaching career. In 1924 he was appointed HMI and then followed a long period of work with the schools in Liverpool where his
contact with poor children and their families was a deeply formative experience. He became District Inspector and later filled this role in Worcestershire.

In 1946 he became Staff Inspector for Primary Education and his influence, often in partnership with his friend Robin Tanner, HMI and etcher, was strongly felt as elementary schools developed into primary schools with a distinctive child centred approach which drew on children’s innate creativity and which recognised the powerful learning which comes from direct experience.

On his retirement in 1955 he began a new career as he created a one year course at the University of London Institute of Education for teachers and heads seconded from their schools. Each course was kept small, no more than 12 people who spent their year visiting schools and in discussion led by Schiller who often remained largely silent until he revealed his vision and optimism about the future in a brief summing up. There were no examinations or required coursework yet, as this writer will testify, everyone worked extremely hard. The course was hugely influential and most of his former students have gone on to hold senior leadership positions in education.

Christian Schiller died on the 11th February 1976. The following year the first memorial lecture was presented in London and the annual lectures, now organised by the National Association for Primary Education, continue to the present day. We are pleased to be able to celebrate the work of this great man who contributed so much to the principles and practice of primary education. To those who say look at us, obsessed with children being coached to pass tests, schools competing rather than co-operating, I reply , look more deeply , beyond today’s political froth. Schiller’s work continues and one day, will prevail.

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‘Christian Schiller in his own words’ was published by the Association in 1979. The book is available price £5.00 from the NAPE national office.

E: nationaloffice@nape.org.uk

T: 01604 647646

 

 

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075: Skills4Sport with Alex Dunn

     

Alex Dunn talks to me about how his experience of teaching PE in schools relates to sport in the community.

Skills4Sport is an established company providing lessons, courses, camps and club facilities in the Northamptonshire area. Running Roade Tennis Club and Nighthawks Badminton Club gives Alex Dunn the ideal base to promote both sports.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an established player, there is always something to learn. Both Clubs provide fun friendly sport with club nights, camps for kids and tours for the adults.

In addition to tennis and badminton facilities, Skills4Sport run first aid courses, strength / conditioning courses, LTA teacher training and a variety of non sports specific coaching courses.

Courses

First Aid

Basic first aid– sports leaders
Level 2 – Emergency First Aid at Work (1-day course), requirement for sports coaches
Level 3 – First Aid at Work (3-day course & refresher course)
Refresher training
Mini Medics(first aid for primary school children)
Tailored course based on your needs and requirements

Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

Primary school teacher training – scheme of work and ideas on teaching tennis in a primary school
Secondary school teacher training – scheme of work and ideas on teaching tennis in a secondary school
Cardio tennis – high energy tennis actions, drills and games to music
Tennis leaders – 14yr and above

Fundamental movement course– aimed at level 1 & 2 sports coaches, university sports students

Coaching courses

Non sports specific coaching courses – Other providers may be used to assist in delivery of these courses
Sports psychology
Lesson delivery and ideas
Multiskills
Speed work and agility exercises

www.skills4sport.com

www.northamptonbadmintonclub.com

www.efawcourses.co.uk

 

Show Sponsor – National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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Cars Yeah with Mark Greene. LF009

Mark Greene joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Our guest – Mark Greene

         

Mark Greene, an incurable automotive enthusiast grew up in La Jolla, California enjoying the automotive culture in SoCal and dawn patrol surf sessions in the Pacific Ocean. He spent his first 11 years, after graduating from college, as a Creative Director and Account Executive in the San Diego advertising agency Warner Design.

Mark then joined the startup company Griot’s Garage and spent 22+ years helping build that company by being in charge of their branding, marketing, and merchandising. Mark raced vintage cars with SOVREN for 12 years driving a Lotus 18 and Lola T290 Sports Racer. He is a member of numerous automotive clubs, writes a weekly blog, and has participated in numerous tours and rallies. Mark left Griot’s as their President and started Cars Yeah.

Cars Yeah is the creative brainchild of Mark Greene. It is a brand that includes a website and podcast where you can listen to interviews with Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™. Successful people in the automotive industry who have wrapped their passion for cars in to their careers and lives. The Cars Yeah website provides a platform where listeners can enjoy over 1,100 luminaries and key players in the automotive industry.

The Cars Yeah mantra is Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™ and the guests are truly inspiring people. The five-day-a –week show concentrates on self-made entrepreneurial success stories that have struggled, persevered and prevailed. The show resonates with honesty and inspiration that the common automotive enthusiasts can identify with. You can find the shows at the Cars Yeah website and on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. Mark and Cars Yeah can also be found on all social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin. He is also working on a TV show.

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

Resources mentioned

The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber

Entrepreneurs On Fire Podcast – John Lee Dumas

 

Contact information 

www.carsyeah.com

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Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/carsyeahpodcast/

Twitter + https://twitter.com/CarsYeahPodcast

Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/carsyeah/

Linkedin = https://www.linkedin.com/in/marksgreene/

 

Show Sponsor

National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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What is education? – NAPE 001

What is education and how does it fit within todays school system? I chat to Dr. Tony Eaude about his 2018 lecture ‘Re-humanising primary education – placing trust in teachers, learning from the legacy of Christian Schiller’

The National Association for Primary Education organises guest speakers for the annual lecture which uses the work of Christian Schiller as inspiration for their insights and thoughts about education.

Dr. Tony Eaude was a primary class teacher for thirteen years and headteacher of a multicultural first school in Oxford for nine. He then studied for a doctorate and has worked since 2003 as independent research consultant. He has written widely in areas such as spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, values, pedagogy and expertise in relation to young children and their teachers.

To find out more about Dr. Tony Eaudes work please visit edperspectives.org.uk

The full lecture can be read here schillerlecture2018

What is education and what does it mean to you? We would love to here your comments below.

 

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CHRISTIAN SCHILLER from the NAPE website

CHRISTIAN SCHILLER CBE, MC, MA

Christian Schiller was born on the 20th September 1895. He went to a prep school and then to Gresham’s School where he was head boy. Military service in the First World War followed and he was wounded in action.

After the war he read mathematics at Cambridge and then studied with Percy Nunn at the London Day Training College before beginning his teaching career. In 1924 he was appointed HMI and then followed a long period of work with the schools in Liverpool where his
contact with poor children and their families was a deeply formative experience. He became District Inspector and later filled this role in Worcestershire.

In 1946 he became Staff Inspector for Primary Education and his influence, often in partnership with his friend Robin Tanner, HMI and etcher, was strongly felt as elementary schools developed into primary schools with a distinctive child centred approach which drew on children’s innate creativity and which recognised the powerful learning which comes from direct experience.

On his retirement in 1955 he began a new career as he created a one year course at the University of London Institute of Education for teachers and heads seconded from their schools. Each course was kept small, no more than 12 people who spent their year visiting schools and in discussion led by Schiller who often remained largely silent until he revealed his vision and optimism about the future in a brief summing up. There were no examinations or required coursework yet, as this writer will testify, everyone worked extremely hard. The course was hugely influential and most of his former students have gone on to hold senior leadership positions in education.

Christian Schiller died on the 11th February 1976. The following year the first memorial lecture was presented in London and the annual lectures, now organised by the National Association for Primary Education, continue to the present day. We are pleased to be able to celebrate the work of this great man who contributed so much to the principles and practice of primary education. To those who say look at us, obsessed with children being coached to pass tests, schools competing rather than co-operating, I reply , look more deeply , beyond today’s political froth. Schiller’s work continues and one day, will prevail.

————————————————————————————————————————-

‘Christian Schiller in his own words’ was published by the Association in 1979. The book is available price £5.00 from the NAPE national office.

E: nationaloffice@nape.org.uk

T: 01604 647646

 

 

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074: Create Development with John Parsons

Create Development 
Creating positive relationships with physical activity for life.

Create Development are redefining what’s possible for PE, Sport and physical activity through a new, positive and inclusive culture.

Their innovative training and resources support primary schools, families and communities to transform the culture of physical activity. Their unique, inclusive approaches create habits and develop essential behaviours, physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills in EVERY child.

 

John Parsons – Director of Innovation for PE and Sport

John profile

Following four years at Chelsea Football Club, John went on to do a Joint Honours degree in History and Politics at Nottingham University. This was followed by a scholarship in the United States where he combined academia and sport by playing and coaching University football whilst gaining a M.Sc. in Primary Education. Following seven years in teaching and coaching, John went on to become Sports Coach UK’s London Regional Manager, their National Lead for Multi-skills and Fundamental Movement Skills and a FA Coach Educator. At Create, he has led nationally on developing products and solutions, including FUNS for everyone, Raising the Bar and the acclaimed real PE programme and has now taken on the role of Director of Innovation. As an outstanding Tutor and facilitator, John has contributed to the development of thousands of teachers and coaches.

Twitter: Create_Dev
Instagram: create_development
Facebook: Create Development page

 

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