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I'm Mark Taylor and I interview educators from around the world so that I can enable you to support your children to live, learn and grow to their full potential

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397: Aggressive Optimism with Jenna Edwards

May 27, 2024

A unique coming of age story, Aggressive Optimism explores the complex landscape of mental health, the importance of solidarity, and the power of perseverance.‘Nif is a talented singer trapped in a small hometown. Though she thrives in her choir, she longs for a life in Hollywood. After a breakthrough solo performance, her talents are recognized…

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396: Freedom Teaching: Overcoming Racism in Education with Matthew Kincaid

May 20, 2024

In Freedom Teaching, educator and distinguished anti-racism practitioner Matthew Kincaid delivers a one-stop resource for educators and educational leaders seeking to improve equity and increase the cultural responsiveness of their school. In this book, you’ll discover the meaning and fundamentals of anti-racist education and find a roadmap to reducing the impact of systemic racism in…

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395: Failure Free Reading with Dr. Joe Lockavitch

May 13, 2024

Failure Free Reading is an effective reading intervention for our students who have been resistant to phonics-based reading instruction. Dr. Joe Lockavitch, a former classroom teacher, school psychologist, university professor, special education director, applied reading researcher, is the author and developer of: The Failure Free Reading Program, Don’t Close the Book on Your Not-Yet Readers,…

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Most Recent Blog Posts

20 Mar 2024

NAPE invites you to their SEND Conference at the University of Bedfordshire.The keynote lecture is called ‘SEND and the Law’ by Professor Janice Wearmouth followed by seven talks over the day. Online access is also available. Discount for NAPE members. More details in the link below. https://www.nape.org.uk/conference-2024

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Creating Digital Strategies for Schools

04 Jun 2023

Al Kingsley is CEO of the EdTech company, NetSupport, with almost 30 years’ experience in educational technology and digital safeguarding. With a passion for education and, in particular, governance and raising organisational performance, i’ve undertaken several other roles outside of his NetSupport duties, including being Chair of a Multi-Academy Trust and an AP Academy, Chair…

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Ideal School – Live video podcast

12 May 2023

Ideal School are an internationally-accredited dual language online school. They are accredited in 86 countries by Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). They serve students and families from North America to South America and the Caribbean. They are connecting students in real-time with real, experienced, caring, and bilingual teachers from around the globe. They provide an interactive, engaging,…

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Education on Fire 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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