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Latest Podcast Episodes

049: Bonus Ep. – Better Leaders Better Schools with Daniel Bauer

I interview fellow educator Daniel Bauer from the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast. Daniel E. Bauer helps school leaders create winning cultures, focus on the essential, and lead with courage and integrity.   Better Leaders Better Schools is designed to connect excellent leaders in education and promote leadership development.  My passion is developing leaders to their fullest…

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048: Charanga – Best-selling online resource for primary music

Charanga is the best-selling, modern resource for primary music — online, easy to use and great value. Includes A complete scheme to teach the national curriculum for music A vast library of songs, topics, instrument courses and creative apps In-depth support for assessment, SEND and personalised teaching and learning I chat to founder Mark Burke about the…

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047: First steps in teaching Primary Music with Carol Aveyard

Teaching primary music is often a frightening thought for teachers. Carol Aveyard has over 25 years experience working as a music teacher for music services, primary schools and private practice in the UK and USA. We discuss simple free ideas every classroom teacher can implement easily. Fear often comes from the unknown, so we take music back to basics…

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

Nelson Mandela

Most Recent Blog Posts

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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When 2 + 2 = Maths Sense

A great host in Leeds Trinity University , the perfect partner in National Association for Primary Education and an inspiring maths seminar by Professor Ruth Merttens from Hamilton Trust was a wonderful combination for the students of LTU and local primary teachers in Leeds last week. I was there supporting NAPE who helped enabled the event to take…

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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

William Butler Yeats

Free Primary Whole Class Music Tutorial

 

Here are 12 videos taking you from warm up games to whole class samba