Boys Alive with Janet Allison. LF034

On todays show we have a slight change of format as I chat with Janet Allison about teaching and raising boys.

About Janet Allison

Janet Allison Boys Alive!

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 boys and 2 girls. She quickly realized she had NOT been prepared for the differences in the way boys learn and the way girls learn. Through trial and error, extensive reading and research, and sheer determination, Janet was at last able to understand those parts of her boys that were hard-wired (and therefore unchangeable) and the things that she could change – by making lessons more active and interactive and providing plenty of outside time and movement in the classroom. With her many years of classroom experience, she is able to ‘talk the talk’ with teachers in both public and private schools – including those following Waldorf and Montessori principles.

Coach

Concurrently, she did extensive training in communication skills and life coaching (Neuro-Linguistic Programming – NLP) and began to hear from parents and other teachers about how much they were struggling with “boy energy.” From there she created The Language of Parentingcurriculum which soon after evolved into the Boys Alive! program. Because parents asked, she also began Family Coaching – providing one-on-one help to families struggling with their boys.

Author and Host

Wishing to reach more people with this vital message, she wrote Boys Alive! Bring Out Their Best and has collaborated with many international experts to create virtual educational summits, interviewing experts and sharing wisdom with thousands of parents and teachers. She hosted BOY TALK for several years, interviewing parenting experts and expert parents on a monthly theme.

Podcast – ON BOYS: Real Talk about Parenting, Teaching, and Reaching Tomorrow’s Men

Along with Jennifer LW Fink of Building Boys, Janet co-hosts a weekly podcast. With Janet’s educational expertise and 20+ years of working with parents and advocating for boys combined with Jen’s 20+ years of raising four boys and writing for national magazines on boy-friendly topics – they never lack for things to talk about!  In addition, they’ve interviewed top-selling authors and parenting experts including: Rosalind Wiseman, Dr. Warren Farrell, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Michael Reichert, and Maggie Dent.

Janet has two grown daughters and lives in Portland, Oregon. She is available for speaking engagements, training sessions, podcast interviews and media outreach. Contact her here.

http://boysalive.com

http://boysalive.com/anger – Your boy and anger

Social media information

https://www.facebook.com/boysalive/ 
Join private group:  https://facebook.com/groups/boysalive 
Instagram: @boys.alive 
Twitter: @ParentAdvisor 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janetallison/ 

Show Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

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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Website relaunch – NAPE 027

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 the NAPE website and what you can expect to find.

  • Join online via PayPal
  • Read our journal Primary First
  • Links to the NAPE podcast
  • I-SPY book series available to buy from £2 per book
  • The Development of Handwriting Skills by Christopher Jarman
  • Blog posts & social media feeds
  • Christian Schiller – In His Own Words
  • Our position papers & media releases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look now at www.nape.org.uk

 

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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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Flipped Lifestyle with Shane & Jocelyn Sams. LF033

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 our entire living on the Internet!  If we can do it, so can you!

After years of job losses, bad bosses, and trading time for dollars; we decided to look for something different.  On a rare day off work, we discovered online business listening to a podcast.  After months of trial and error, we were able to start an online business that would not only replace our income, but earn seven figures online!

Now, we work 10-15 hours a week, and spend our time traveling and enjoying our kids.  We never miss their ball games, dance recitals, or field trips.  We never have to stress about making appointments or finding the time or energy to spend quality time together.

Online business gave our family freedom we couldn’t imagine.  It gave us total control of our lives. That’s living the Flipped Lifestyle!

We started The Flipped Lifestyle Podcast, and created The Flip Your Life Blueprint to help other familes find the freedom we have by working at home, and making money online.

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

Smart Passive Income – Pat Flynn

 

Contact information

 

FlippedLifestyle.com

 

Show Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

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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Robert Young General Secretary – NAPE 026

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 elected as its first chair, remaining in post until 2013. His professional background is in initial teacher education, having been involved in higher education since 1973, retiring from full-time work in 2007. Since then he has continued to support the University of Greenwich as a part-time link-tutor in schools and doing some external examining for other universities. Semi-retirement has also enabled him to develop his interest in school governance, both as a chair of governors in a Greenwich primary school and as a national leader for governance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about National Association for Primary Education please visit

www.nape.org.uk

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