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203: thinkfour online learning platform with Matthew Pearce

By Mark Taylor | May 17, 2021 |

thinkfour is a free online virtual learning platform for Scottish Higher pupils which distils complex sections of the curriculum into four minute videos as presented by experienced teachers.It is available to all children throughout Scotland and targeted at ages 14-17. Young people are able to upload their own versions of the videos which are vetted by teachers…

202: EduKit with Nathalie Richards

By Mark Taylor | May 14, 2021 |

Nathalie Richards founded EduKit to help schools to ensure ALL students could access life-changing support in order to achieve their potential. Now, 7 years on, over 150,000 students have taken EduKit Insight surveys and they have connected thousands of schools with impactful youth interventions via the free EduKit Connect service. And in the summer of…

Independent Thinking with Ian Gilbert – NAPE 067

By Mark Taylor | May 12, 2021 |

Mark Taylor chats to NAPE patron Ian Gilbert. Since founding Independent Thinking in 1994, Ian has built a global reputation as an educational thinker, innovator, entrepreneur, speaker and award-winning editor and writer. He was listed by the IB magazine as one of their top 15 ‘educational visionaries’. Never happier than when he is making children’s…

201: Read Write Code with Jeremy Keeshin

By Mark Taylor | May 10, 2021 |

Read Write Code written by Jeremy Keeshin, is a friendly introduction to the world of coding and explains why it is the new literacy.

Jeremy Keeshin is the CEO and Co-founder of CodeHS, the leading coding education platform for schools used by millions of students.

He is an expert in computer science education and education technology, and he has visited hundreds of schools all over the world. Prior to starting CodeHS, he taught computer science at Stanford.

200: What I have learned in 200 episodes of Education on Fire

By Mark Taylor | May 3, 2021 |

I share the themes and insights I have discovered in the first 200 episodes of the Education on Fire podcast. I chat about my learning experience at school from discovering my passion to becoming a professional musician. I explore how some of these themes have shown themselves in my podcast and how we can share…

199: Can you hear me now? with Suzanne DeMallie

By Mark Taylor | April 26, 2021 |

Suzanne DeMallie has been striving to make a difference in education since 2005. Her book Can You Hear Me Now? walks parents and teachers through everything they need to know to make a difference in their local district and beyond, from the most basic questions they should be asking to the most effective steps they…

198: 8billionideas with David Harkin

By Mark Taylor | 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…

197: Innovation School with David Miller

By Mark Taylor | 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…

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

By Mark Taylor | 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.

A balanced and broadly based curriculum Q&A with Dr.Tony Eaude – NAPE 066

By Mark Taylor | April 9, 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 taken from a subsequent Facebook live event. Tony suggested four main arguments for a balanced and broadly-based primary curriculum: that…

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