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"I would teach children music, physics & philosophy; but most of importantly music, for the patterns in music & all the arts are the keys to learning"
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Education On Fire
Danica Chapman is the Regional Professional Development Manager at 2Simple covering London North and East (UK). Danica was a primary school teacher for 23 years and has extensive experience working in educational technology – both developing resources and delivering high quality CPD in her area. She works hard supporting schools with their use of Purple…Read More
Peter Cansell talks to me about his thoughts on the English & literacy season so far. Peter is my resident education expert. The person who provides the bigger picture and will tell me that you can’t just play music all day at school other subjects are important too! Peter has been in education professionally for…Read More
Learning On Fire
On todays show we have a slight change of format as I chat with Janet Allison about teaching and raising boys. About Janet Allison Educator After receiving her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington (cum laude), Janet Allison began her teaching career in a Waldorf School with a class of 10…Read More
Shane & Jocelyn Sams join me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explore the most important learning and educational moments that shaped their lives. Our guest – Shane & Jocelyn Sams We are Shane & Jocelyn Sams. We are a real family from Kentucky making…Read More
Karin Bjerde joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life. Our guest – Karin Bjerde Karin Bjerde is Head of Strategic Growth at Kognity, and a true global citizen having lived abroad most of her life.…Read More
National Association for Primary Education
THE WAY WE WORK FOR PRIMARY EDUCATION The National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) brings together everyone who has a concern for the learning of children from birth to 13 years. Members and affiliated schools work to improve education through the Early, Primary and Middle Years. This week I take you through the relaunch of…Read More
In the latest episode of ‘Meet the National Council’ I interview Robert Young General Secretary and Interim Chair of National Association for Primary Education. Robert Young General Secretary Robert has been active in NAPE since 1986 when NAPE SE London was established as a university based branch and was…Read More
National Association for Primary Education in collaboration with the School of Education, Oxford Brookes University, present the Annual Schiller Lecture READING FOR PLEASURE : developing readers for life Prof. TERESA CREMIN The lecture will explore the cognitive, social and emotional benefits of reading and in particular will focus on how, when teachers share their reading lives…Read More
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
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I love this podcast- Mark does a brilliant job of gently challenging the education status quo, and in so doing he reveals some of the most innovative, creative and inspiring approaches to education."
Most Recent Blog Posts
Do your pupils struggle to use punctuation accurately? The accompanying activity sheets and display resources also encourage them to use perfect punctuation every time! To celebrate our English & Literacy season TeachingPacks.co.uk have generously given you the opportunity to download some of their wonderful resources for FREE. During each week of this season I will add a new…Read More
Guest blog post by Jeremy D Rowe. This story starts in a very unlikely way: we went to a symphony concert at Barcelona’s Auditori, with the Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona, which was to include Brahms’s 3rd Symphony and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Before the concert started, a short video was shown about music teaching in a local…Read More
To celebrate our English & Literacy season TeachingPacks.co.uk have generously given you the opportunity to download some of their wonderful resources for FREE. During each week of this season I will add a new resource for you to use in your class. This week: Instruction Writing Guide A child-friendly guide to instruction writing! Show it on a large…Read More
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.