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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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198: 8billionideas with David Harkin

April 19, 2021

David is Founder and CEO of 8billionideas which exists to give every student the skills and belief to change the world. 8billionideas teaches children what they don’t learn in school by providing online live experiences and mentoring around the clock. 8billionideas helps children to lead a more fulfilling life and passion led career, and ultimately…

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197: Innovation School with David Miller

April 16, 2021

David Miller is Director of the Innovation School at Kelvinside Academy. David has had a long career in education and in 2008 was the recipient of the Guardian Award for UK Teacher of the Year. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and made a National…

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196: Broad and balanced curriculum Q&A with Dr. Tony Eaude

April 12, 2021

Towards a balanced and broadly-based curriculum was the theme of the National Association for Primary Education conference in March 2021. The keynote lecture was given by Dr. Tony Eaude.

This is a follow up Q&A that I hosted and taken from a subsequent Facebook live event. NAPE has been a long term supporter of the Education on Fire podcast and I have been involved with the association for over 5 years, the last 18 months as vice chair. I thought this discussion was very insightful and wanted to give you the opportunity to hear it.

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Towards a balanced and broadly-based curriculum

13 Mar 2021

On 8th March 2021 the National Association for Primary Education held their annual Schiller Lecture presented by Dr. Tony Eaude. Due to the pandemic this was the first time it was held virtually and the recording is available for you here. Dr. Eaude has published widely on a range of educational topics extending from pedagogy…

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Free online CPD with Lyfta and British Council

15 Feb 2021

Lyfta has a limited number of free places on their highly-rated CPD course, ‘Teach Sustainable Development Goals, skills and values with Lyfta’, available for state-funded schools in England and Scotland through the British Council Connecting Classrooms programme. Lyfta is inviting teachers to a free CPD training webinar, free no-obligation access to the Lyfta platform and resources (for at least a…

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Empathy Week 22-26 February 2021

22 Jan 2021

Empathy Week is a global schools programme that uses the power of film to develop the skills of empathy, leadership and resilience in young people. In 2020, schools in 48 countries across 6 continents took part. We’re continuing to build the #EmpathyGeneration on 22-26 February 2021 by providing:  5 human films, 5 realities ️ Differentiated…

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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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