Beyond the Rut with Jerry Dugan. LF035

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

Our guest – Jerry Dugan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Dugan is an Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a combat medic in the 3rd Infantry Division. As a father of two, he realized that if he truly wanted to break the self-destructive cycles he saw in his own extended family he had to become a different person and live a different life. He has strived to be a better husband and father ever since, and sharing that honest journey with others whenever possible. Jerry has spoken with audiences about healthy marriages, masculinity, and fatherhood. He’s even given a TEDxCorpusChristi talk on redefining strength in manhood in 2013.

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

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie 

Contact information

https://beyondtherut.com

Twitter: @jerrydugan
Facebook: https://facebook.com/beyondtherut

 

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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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Starting secondary school – NAPE 028

One of the biggest concerns for Year 6 children now that SATs are out of the way is moving on to their next school. They will have often found themselves treated as responsible members of their current school, Leaders in many different areas, but for many it will be back to square one and certainly a big drop down the pecking order. Transition programmes and visits to the new school will help some of these worries to be confronted, but they are likely to bring new challenges which become bigger in their imaginations. Many of their concerns are addressed in the latest addition to the BBC Bitesize website here: www.bbc.co.uk/startingsecondaryschool

A lively friendly place to ask all those questions which are burning to be raised.

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more about National Association for Primary Education (NAPE)

Please visit www.nape.org.uk

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097: English & Literacy Season Finale

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this English & literacy season on the Education on Fire Podcast.

Here are the links to all the episodes in this series.

087: LitFilmFest English & Literacy Season 6 Launch

088: Tagtiv8 with Bryn Llewellyn

089: Planet Poetry & Xientifica SOS with Daniel Phelps

090: Enchanted Wanderers with Emmy & Taran

091: EducationCity

092: Mr Hunt from the Front

093: Write On! Webb

094: Reading for Pleasure – Prof. Teresa Cremin

095: My education expert discusses English and literacy

096: Purple Mash & 2Simple with Danica Chapman

Mark Warner from Teaching Packs has given Education on Fire a coupon code for you to join their membership of Teaching Packs Plus for just £19.50.

Please click below for details.

www.teachingpacks.co.uk/educationonfire

 

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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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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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