4th Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference – NAPE 022

NAPE was recently invited to the 4th Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference in London. Robert Young – General Secretary/Interim Chair and Mark Taylor attended.

In this episode Mark discusses his thoughts about the event and also provides an update on the Christian Schiller Lecture 2019 with guest speaker Prof. Teresa Cremin.

Christian Schiller Lecture 2019

FREE ENTRY but you are requested to register in advance by emailing name(s) and contact email addresses to nationaloffice@nape.org.uk (01604 647646)

MONDAY 29 APRIL 2019, 5.30pm – 6.45pm with registration and refreshments from 5.00pm

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY Harcourt Hill Campus, Harcourt Hill, Oxford OX2 9AT

 

‘The 4th Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference with Damian Hinds MP.

This landmark event will explore ways in which both student wellbeing and staff wellbeing can be improved in schools, colleges and universities.

Through discussions and advice from a range of leading wellbeing and education experts, delegates will leave with a thorough understanding of the need for wellbeing education and practical ideas on how to implement in their school.

Great networking opportunities will exist with IPEN members and senior leaders and teachers involved in the implementation and day to day management of wellbeing within their schools and universities.

This one-day event hosted by Sir Anthony Seldon (Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, President of IPEN, and co-founder of Action for Happiness) the event will begin with a keynote address by the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP.

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What is the best advice you have been given ‘2’? LF029

On todays episode we take the question ‘What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?’ and hear the answers from guests 10-19.

For information about the guests start at LF010 and follow until LF019. If in doubt use the search bar in the menu tab.

Paul Philbert RSNO Principal Timpanist. LF010

Sit back and enjoy the wisdom that has literally changed the lives of the people you hear.

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?

 

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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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089: Planet Poetry & Xientifica SOS with Daniel Phelps

NEW BOOK USES STORYTELLING AND POETRY TO SHOW CHILDREN THE BEAUTY OF SCIENCE

Xientifica SOS was written by University of Winchester Researcher Daniel Phelps, and features illustrations by Beth Gibbs, a student at Winchester School of Art. It follows five schoolchildren, each with different gifts, who are thrust into a fight for survival that tests their minds, bodies, courage and teamwork.

Aimed at 8-12 year olds, Xientifica SOS looks to inspire children to engage with science in a creative way, embedding over 50 scientific concepts, ideas and facts into the story.

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Phelps said: “This is not a science book, it is a children’s adventure story which has science in it. Children learn best whenever they are interested in something and enjoying themselves. That is what Xientifica SOS aims to do – to create such a learning environment. Children might not get excited about science facts when they read them in a science text book, however, they really do love fascinating and amazing science facts about the world around them.’

The book is unusual in that it combines learning with poetry, riddles and narrative.

“This approach helps children learn, with the context of the story providing a ‘scaffold’ to support their understanding of scientific concepts,” Daniel said, “Ultimately, this helps them see why science is important, which is key.”

Xientifica SOS can be read for pleasure or used as educational aid in schools or homeschooling to encourage learners to ask questions and conversations about science.

Daniel Phelps is a Researcher at the University of Winchester. He is currently undertaking a three-year evaluation into the provision of support for young carers across Hampshire. Alongside his role at Winchester, he is also a children’s author and poet. He runs Planetpoetry.co.uk, a website hosting modern children’s poetry, and his poetry has been featured on the BBC’s CBeebies channel and is regularly published in school anthologies.

Xientifica SOS is available for purchase from Amazon in both ebook and paperback form. Find out more about the novel here: www.xientifica.com

 

 

 

 

Planet Poetry – Quality, modern children’s poetry

Daniel’s poems have featured on the BBC’s CBeebies, many top British publishers and in digital content for Daydream Education.

https://www.planetpoetry.co.uk/

www.youngcarers.info

Twitter: 

@xientifica

@planetpoetry

 

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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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What is the best advice you have been given? LF028

On todays episode we take the question ‘What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?’  and hear the answers from our first 9 guests.

Sit back and enjoy the wisdom that has literally changed the lives of the people you hear.

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?

 

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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Tower of London – NAPE 021

Following my interview with Lucie Parkes – Formal Learning Manager at Historic Royal Palaces (episode NAPE 011), I was invited to shadow a school visit around the Tower of London.

It was such a delight to see one of their education projects in action and witness first hand how a yr3 class were captivated by the stories and history of such a magnificent historical landmark.

In this this episode you will hear from the teachers and children who took part in the tour around the Tower of London.

 

 

 

 

 

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