Posts by Mark Taylor

Music resource discount for NAPE members – NAPE 030

National Association for Primary Education are the sponsor of the Education on Fire Podcast Network and Primary Music on Fire Membership site.

 

To support you in providing music in your school you will receive a 50% discount as a NAPE member.

Full details and how to join Primary Music on Fire can be found at

Primary Music on Fire

If you are not a NAPE member you can find out more about them at www.nape.org.uk

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099: 4 Day Ukulele Challenge

During the last half term holiday we did a 4 day ukulele challenge with Paul Mansell a ukulele expert and author of the tutor book Ukulele School.

It was great fun and Paul gave Carol Aveyard and Mark Taylor (creators of Primary Music on Fire) beginner lessons live online!

We started with the very first steps, learned about the instrument and covered 4 songs.

To watch and find out more please visit

Day 1 ukulele challenge #website

 

Primary Music on Fire

 

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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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Imagine IT with Richard Anderson. LF036

Richard Anderson joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Our guest – Richard Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

Rich is a Visionary, Type-A, entrepreneur with a background in Accounting, Mergers/Acquisitions and Solution Development. He is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a former mobile DJ, a husband and a father. When he’s not working, you might find Rich on a nearby mountain bike trail – or hundreds of miles away, riding a motorcycle or driving the family motorhome.

 

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

1. Who are you?
2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
3. What was valuable about your school experience?
4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
5. Who did you admire when you were young?
6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
8. What advice would you give your younger self?
9. What does your future look like?
10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Resources mentioned

Pinkalicious – Children’s book

Button Soup – Disney

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Lencioni

 

Contact information

www.imagineiti.com

https://www.facebook.com/ImagineITInc/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/richarddanderson/

 

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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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Humanities 2020 – NAPE 029

National Association for Primary Education are pleased to support:

 

 

 

 

Join us in our campaign to restore the humanities – History, Geography, RE and Citizenship to their rightful place in the primary curriculum.

We believe the humanities play a key part in a broad and balanced school curriculum. They have a crucial role in helping children to:

  • explore the purpose & meaning of their lives,
  • build their sense of identity & self-worth and
  • develop the values that will help them to become active, inclusive and thoughtful citizens.

To find out more information and sign their manifesto please visit

http://www.humanities2020.org.uk

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098: Ukulele School with Paul Mansell

Paul Mansell

 

As an author I have a publishing deal with Kevin Mayhew Ltd and my first book ‘Classical Uke’ was published in December 2017. The book has been a great success and subsequently my publisher commissioned me to write a ukulele tutorial book. The result was ‘Ukulele School’ which was published in March 2019.

In March 2019 I was the first ukulele player to ever be featured on the cover of the world famous BMG Magazine.

I am a regular columnist for several magazines including ‘Ukulele Magazine’, ‘Ukulele Bonanza’ and ‘BMG Magazine.

Several pieces from my new book ‘Classical Uke’ are featured in the VCM (Victoria College of Music) Ukulele exam syllabus.  I am a proud member of The Registry of Guitar Teachers (RGT).  I am an experienced vocalist, songwriter and music producer and have previously been signed to Firestation Records as a singer/songwriter. My songs have been played on Radio 1 and other local BBC stations and, as a songwriter, I have been interviewed by the BBC and featured in PRS magazine.

Ukulele School

 

Ukulele School is aimed at anyone teaching ukulele in primary schools. Using ‘Ukulele School’  you can teach the ukulele to meet National Curriculum requirements for Key Stages 1 and 2. Even teachers who have never played the ukulele before can deliver exciting and rewarding lessons that children will really enjoy!

Ukulele School has 12 catchy songs that children will love to play and sing, even if they are complete beginners. It has been carefully arranged by professional ukulele player and teacher Paul Mansell, to take children from playing just one chord, through to more challenging songs. Paul has drawn on his many years’ experience of teaching the ukulele to ensure that you will teach the correct techniques, along with the basics of music notation, whilst using a fun approach.

https://www.paulmansell.co.uk

 

You can watch Paul give Carol Aveyard and Mark Taylor live ukulele lessons as part of the Education on Fire 4 Day Ukulele challenge.

https://www.facebook.com/EducationOnFire/

 

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National Association for Primary Education

NAPE believes in a child centred approach to education with a broad creative curriculum that has a strong emphasis on the arts. As such we are delighted to sponsor the Education on Fire Podcast Network.

To find out more please visit www.nape.org.uk

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