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039 : My education expert Peter Cansell shares his thoughts in the Season 3 Finale

My resident education expert Peter Cansell joins me in the season 3 finale ‘What do children think about their schooling?’ We talk about the themes and ideas that have come from the children and some of the insights of their parents. Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in…

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038 : How understanding homeschooling can help you in your classroom with Dr. Maelisa Hall

Dr. Maelisa Hall shares her experiences of traditional education and homeschooling. We discuss how the personalised learning available at home can be used to positive effect in the classroom. Having met Maelisa at Podcast Movement in California during August, we chatted about our respective podcasts. I thought Maelisa’s understanding of both school and homeschool would…

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037 : Flipped Lifestyle hosts Shane and Jocelyn Sams discuss schooling with their children

Welcome to season 3 of the Education On Fire Podcast . We are continuing to explore the thoughts of children and examine what school looks like to them. Today Shane and Jocelyn Sams from the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast are joined by their children Isaac (8) and Anna Jo (6) to help me answer ‘What do children think…

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

Most Recent Blog Posts

Top 5 tips for whole class primary music

Today I want to share my top 5 tips for teaching whole class primary music lessons. In my experience you have to look at the progress and achievement of your lessons over a period of time. It is hard to gauge week on week. This can be for many reasons – the children may have just…

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Facebook, Twitter and Social media with your school

Is it ever OK for parents to use social media to express their frustrations with a school? I have to hold my hand up and admit to doing this, but it was a last resort. Nobody was listening. Communication works both ways and when a school says that you can pop in for a chat…

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THE POWER OF THE PRIMARY TEACHER

We must never forget the impact primary teachers have upon the children they teach. The power and importance of the primary years is demonstrated in a letter received by former chair of NAPE, Jeremy Rowe.   Dear Jeremy Rowe Are you the Mr Rowe who was a primary school teacher at William Torbitt School in…

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William Butler Yeats

Free Primary Whole Class Music Tutorial

 

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