Education on Fire

096: Purple Mash & 2Simple with Danica Chapman

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 Mash to ensure they get the best value out of their investment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.2simple.com

Social Media info:

https://www.facebook.com/2Simpleuk

https://www.facebook.com/2simplePurpleMash/  (Purple Mash teachers group)

https://twitter.com/2simpleSoftware

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095: My education expert discusses English and literacy

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 35 years, teaching in middle schools in Oxford, doing advisory work, teaching higher education and as a Primary Headteacher at Harwell Primary School. He retired from that post in September 2014, but has continued as Chair of OPHTA (Oxfordshire Primary Headteachers’ Association), was elected to become Chair of the National Network of Chairs of Headteachers’ Groups in June 2014 and was delighted to have become a NAPE council member this year, serving on the editorial board for Primary First. In January of 2015 he co-founded the Oxford School of Thought, an independent education think tank. He is a trustee and chairs the management committee of another charity, Full Circle, which is well regarded for its ground breaking intergenerational work.

 

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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.

www.nape.org.uk

 

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094: Reading for Pleasure – Prof. Teresa Cremin

It was my privilege to be at the NAPE Annual Schiller Lecture last week to listen to Prof. Teresa Cremin speak on the topic – Reading for Pleasure: developing readers for life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find out more about Teresa Cremin on the Open University website

http://www.open.ac.uk/people/tmc242#tab1

https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/team/reading-for-pleasure

 

National Association for Primary Education are the sole sponsor of the Education on Fire Podcast Network and it is my pleasure to be able to share one of their events with you to support this English & literacy season.

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093: Write On! Webb

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Melissa’s goal at Write On! Webb is to serve Parent Educators and their elementary and middle school children who long for support in the area of writing — but, not just learning to write well – actually enjoying the process, too!  Through live educational webinars, digital courses, multitudes of writing aids and resources, as well as interacting with a community of like-minded, family-loving, kid-centered moms, Melissa inspires and empowers all who travel down the wild and wonderful parenting path of home study.
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Melissa Webb: entrepreneur, credentialed teacher, author, and parent. In all of these capacities, I work hard positively impacting the lives of children.

Do you feel it is our responsibility and privilege to empower and engage today’s young learners?

Me, too, which is why I created Write On! Webb.

Since the summer of 2017, through my online community and instructional video lessons, I have been igniting children’s curiosity,  knowledge, and passion for writing.

I’ve grown from classroom teacher > homeschool facilitator > homeschool mom > online instructor > home-based entrepreneur
  • Why my heart belongs to devoted homeschooling families
  • Wonderful (simple) ways to develop strong young writers at home
  • Workable strategies to apply to weekly writing lessons 
  • Why I use writing communities to support and encourage homeschooling families
  • Publication of my first children’s picture book – coming Summer 2019.

 

writeonwebb.com

https://www.facebook.com/writeonwebb/

https://www.instagram.com/writeonwebb/ 

https://twitter.com/writeonwebb

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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.

 

We have some FREE English & literacy resources for you to download please click the link below to find out more.

https://www.educationonfire.com/blog/

 

 

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092: Mr Hunt from the Front

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Simon (Mr Hunt from the Front) recently shot to international stardom as the dance floss teacher, although he does teach from time to time! He recently won the Manchester Evening News School Awards in the ‘Inspirational Teacher of the Year’ category. Simon is an SLE and Year 4 teacher at Tottington Primary School. He has also taught in Reception, Year 3 and 6 in his teaching career so far. Through his work on poetry, he has spoken at the Superpod6 conference in Seattle USA alongside the cast and crew of the documentary Blackfish and help change EU parliamentary Law! He also loves using technology to enhance the teaching and learning and shares his thoughts and ideas on his Facebook page @mrhuntsideas. This February, he was a guest on the BBC Live lesson expert panel, talking about literacy in primary education.

Mr Hunt from the Front.

 

Simon Hunt

mrhuntfromthefront.com

Facebook= @mrhuntsideas
Twitter= @simonjameshunt

 

 

 

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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.

 

We have some FREE English & literacy resources for you to download please click the link below to find out more.

https://www.educationonfire.com/blog/

 

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