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147: Foundation Stage Forum with Ben Case

Today we focus on EYFS with Ben Case from the Foundation Stage Forum and Tapestry – An Online Learning Journal.

The Foundation Stage Forum is a gathering place for anyone involved in Early Years and Primary teaching and learning.

Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years and primary education. Using photos, videos and diary entries, a teacher or early years practitioner, along with the child’s parents, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing.

As a Reception teacher at a school in Littlehampton, Ben was one of Tapestry’s early customers. He made good use of the helpful Product Support Team, sending them lots of emails. Eventually, he was invited to come and meet everyone at ‘Tapestry Towers’. He must have made a good impression because a few years later he found himself at his very own desk at the new Tapestry HQ. Ben now uses his experience of teaching 4 year olds to help him adjust to working in an office – he finds it comes in handy with his colleagues, as well as making him a knowledgeable Education Advisor! He also tweets (a lot!) and runs the Tapestry Support Group on Facebook.

www.eyfs.info/

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@EYFSF

‘Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire’

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The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

146: Clarity in our mission

In this solo show Mark explains where Education on Fire is heading and how you can be part of the community to steer it.

The podcast has been downloaded in 121 countries since it’s launch in 2016. Let’s join together and support the children of the world learn from the wisdom of those who have been interviewed on the show.

Listen now to find out more.

‘Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire’

145: Schooling and Social Identity with Dr. Patrick Alexander

Is the current age-based system of organising learning in schools in need of radical change?

Dr. Patrick Alexander from Oxford Brookes University shares his thoughts based on his new book – Schooling and Social Identity: Learning to Act Your Age in Contemporary Britain.

Patrick Alexander is a social anthropologist specialising in education, childhood and youth studies. Patrick’s research and teaching interests include the sociology of schooling, youth and youth subcultures, gender, ethnography, and social theory.

Patrick is Research Lead for the School of Education, with oversight for research and knowledge exhange activity. Patrick is also Director of the Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development (CECD), where he leads consultancy and contract research activity in the field of education.  

A Fulbright Scholar, Patrick is a Fellow of the RSA, HEA, Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), and a Fellow of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES). Patrick is also Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. Patrick is Editor of the journal Teaching Anthropology

https://patrickgalexander.org/

https://www.brookes.ac.uk/school-of-education/

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The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

144: BBC Bitesize – behind the scenes

Jordan Firth is a presenter on BBC Bitesize’s ‘Teacher Talks’ on BBC iPlayer, Year One teacher and presenter of the Hands Up! Podcast.

The amount of work and support from all sectors to support teachers and parents educate their children during the pandemic has been truly inspiring. The BBC here in the UK have been a guiding light and their resources have been and continue to be invaluable for so many people.

Jordan explains his experience as a primary teacher and the journey that has taken him to present on TV!

You and your students can now access regular daily lessons from BBC Bitesize in English, maths and other core subjects, on the BBC Bitesize website and also in special programmes broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.

The online Bitesize Daily Lessons in Maths, English and other core subjects cover every year group up to Year 10. Created in collaboration with teachers and other education experts, they’re designed to be easy to navigate, concise and to combine the best of Bitesize, BBC Teach and other education providers. The lessons include videos, educational games, articles and practice tests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

@bbcbitesize

See Jordan in action https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08cvr39/bitesize-57-year-olds-week-5-6-teacher-talks-shapes

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@MisterFirth

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The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

143: How to create education online courses

Have you ever wanted to turn your expertise and knowledge into an online course to help others? I chat to Billy Bross who explains how his idea took him from a side project to a full time business.

Billy Bross had a thriving career as a consultant in the energy industry, working with important clients like the Department of Energy, Native American tribes, and Fortune 500 companies. It was an interesting and rewarding career, but deep down he was looking for something more.

He wanted to do something he was passionate about, a venture of his own. He began with a beer brewing blog and had unexpected success offering tips on home brewing. Billy took a chance and decided to sell an online course on the topic. It worked! He quickly began making as much money from selling his course as he made as a successful energy consultant.

Since then, he has dedicated himself to helping online education companies and course creators break through the noise and fill their programs with committed, high-quality students and helping them make a good living while having a positive impact.

https://www.billybross.com

Twitter: @BillyBross1

Facebook: /billybpublic

Instagram: @billy.bross

LinkedIn: in/billybross

Show Sponsor 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

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