Information Officer Peter Cansell – NAPE 005

Today on the NAPE podcast we get some background on Information Officer – Peter Cansell.

Peter talks to Mark about his school experience, how he became a teacher and then a headteacher.

His route was less than traditional and these experiences have shaped his desire to support children to follow their passion.

Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in Oxford, doing advisory work, teaching higher education and as a Primary Headteacher at Harwell Primary School. He retired from that post in September 2014, but has continued as Chair of OPHTA (Oxfordshire Primary Headteachers’ Association), was elected to become Chair of the National Network of Chairs of Headteachers’ Groups in June 2014 and was delighted to have become a NAPE council member this year, serving on the editorial board for Primary First. In January of 2015 he co-founded the Oxford School of Thought, an independent education think tank. He is a trustee and chairs the management committee of another charity, Full Circle, which is well regarded for its ground breaking intergenerational work.

 

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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078: Season 5 Finale

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Mark Taylor rounds up this PE and Sport season 5. He reminds us of previous episodes that focused on dance from the ‘Music & the Arts’ season 4 which can support and enhance your PE provision and  gives us an insight into what to expect in the coming weeks.

Here are the links to each episode in this season.

071: Physical Education – Season 5 Launch Show

072: The PE Umbrella with Ryan Ellis

073: The PE Specialist with Ben Landers

074: Create Development with John Parsons

075: Skills4Sport with Alex Dunn

076: Headteacher view of PE

077: Character building PE with Jim Harte

056: One Dance UK with Claire Somerville – Head of Children & Young People’s Dance

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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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The Cartoon Block with Evan Burse. LF012

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

Our guest – Evan Burse

Evan has been an animation professional for over 10 years.  He’s worked on such shows as Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Black Panther, Marvel’s Hulk and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Teen Titans.

Since 2009, Evan has been passionately teaching aspiring artists how to draw their favorite characters on his YouTube channel, Cartoon Block.  The channel has accumulated over 100,000 subscribers and over 18 million views.  Evan enjoys sharing his passion for drawing while inspiring young artists to follow their artistic goals.

His website is dedicated to helping you become a better artist.  Whether it’s impressing your friends…or improving your portfolio so you can get a job in the animation/comic book industry; whatever your dreams are, Evan is here to help you make them a reality!

Evan lives in Los Angeles, California

 

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

Puff Daddy

Russell Simmons

 

Contact information 

www.thecartoonblock.com

The Cartoon Block Youtube Channel

The Cartoon Block Facebook Page

 

 

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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An introduction to National Association for Primary Education – NAPE 004

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.

  • All are welcome as members; Heads, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Parents, School Governors. Inspectors, Administrators and entire School Communities.
  • Members have an important voice exercised democratically. We influence public opinion and regular meetings are held with government ministers. The association is totally neutral politically.
  • There are meetings of members both locally and nationally. Local associations can be formed.
  • Conferences and workshops are arranged both locally and nationally.
  • The association is administered by an elected National Council meeting termly to review progress and discuss national issues. Detailed administration is delegated to an Executive Committee which reports to the Council.
  • NAPE is a prominent member of the Primary Umbrella Group which brings together all organisations working in the primary sector including subject associations and unions. This is a new and rapidly developing field of work which is facilitating cooperation and partnership.
  • All aspects of education are experienced by children in their primary schools and we have strong links with subject associations.We often engage in cooperative ventures with them.

 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them.

 

Our principles
The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them.

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.

Primary schools should be centred upon the characteristics of childhood. The children are not miniature adults and they see their expanding world, think about it, develop ideas and acquire skills to deal with it in distinctive ways appropriate to their early development.

Teachers who specialise in the education of the young should be trusted to use their judgement in matching learning to the individual needs and responses of the children. They have a vital role alongside the child in supporting and structuring learning. Underlying primary pedagogy is the knowledge that young children learn best through their own fully sensory experience. Ideas are drawn out of personal experience and then held in the mind. Skills, which are always based upon ideas, are best learned in action as they are needed in life.

An invitation to join us.
Because everyone who shares time with a young child is to some degree a teacher our membership is open to all who are in broad agreement with our principles. We believe in a strong and continuous partnership between parents and teachers. Members become part of a national network which has effective links with all other voluntary associations working to improve the quality of early and primary education.

Teachers, heads, parents, carers, students, school governors, teacher trainers, nursery nurses, teaching assistants, administrators and consultants — all are welcome.

Belonging
The network’s activities are expanding both locally and nationally. Members are kept in touch through our newsletter, NAPENews and the journal, Primary First which is posted direct to members and available both in paperback and on-line. The NAPE website is updated regularly and critical comment including members’ views on current issues are publicised. We are fully involved in Twitter and Facebook and post regular podcasts. Conferences and Trade Fairs attract substantial attendances. The National Office maintains a 24/7 telephone helpline and a members’ directory so contact is always available. The journal is the only exception to the maintenance of communication by telephone and on-line. The prime focus of our work is in line with our principles, that is to say the education and upbringing of children in their earliest years and not the bureaucracy which invades current life. Administration, kept as simple and swift as possible is undertaken by volunteers who serve pro bono on the National Council and the Executive. Members who feel able to contribute to the smooth running of the association are elected or co-opted to serve on the Council.

Undoubtedly, membership of NAPE enhances and contributes to the professionalism of all who join us.

Where We Stand
The first primary schools in the nineteen thirties were little more than elementary schools concerned with equipping their pupils with a thin diet of the 3Rs. Enlightenment was to be found in the nursery schools established to enable the mothers to work in mills and factories. But it was from these roots that the evolutionary development of primary education began, reaching higher and higher up the primary age range and culminating in the successful child centred schools of the sixties and seventies which were commended and celebrated by the Plowden report. NAPE was established in 1980 when it had become clear that politicians intended to intervene in our classrooms on the grounds that the national economic interest required a return to the elementary schools of the past. Since that time the association has fought hard to preserve the true quality of primary education which puts the children first. We have been supported by findings from psychology and child development and more latterly from neuroscience and so strong were the ideas and the practice of the Plowden years that they remain implicit in the practice of many primary teachers. This is in the face of harshly imposed political legislation which insists that the worth of primary education to a child must be measured by the result of a few hours testing of core skills. The poverty of the political view is summed up by the frequent statement that the purpose of primary schools is to prepare children for the secondary stage. We know, and every member of the association knows, that education is much more than that — it is the fulfilment of every child’s potential to learn, not only cognitively but physically, emotionally, and creatively with the core skills embedded in the reality of the time of life called childhood.

Making Our Voice Heard
We are in frequent touch with government and in partnership with representatives of subject associations have meetings with officials and politicians. NAPE is always consulted regarding changes in political policy. Similarly our contacts with the media are strong and effective; press releases are issued and interviews both in person and by telephone are provided. Our 24/7 phone helpline is particularly appreciated by the media who know they can always be sure, even at the inevitable short notice, to secure the primary point of view.

Members alongside the children in their schools can be confident that the association is speaking for them and that the view from the classroom is vitally important in shaping NAPE’s position when we are representing primary education.

 

Membership benefits include:

  • Hard copy of our journal, Primary First, each term.
  • NAPE News termly.
  • Telephone and email helpline 24/7.
  • Representation of primary interests to the media through media releases.
  • Representation of primary interests through officers meetings with Government Ministers.
  • Reduced price entry to NAPE events and conferences.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Annual Festival of Children’s Voices.
  • Involvement in local NAPE associations whenever geographically convenient.
  • Joint membership with other associations.

Contact Us

NAPE National Office Moulton College Moulton Northampton

NN3 7RR

E: nationaloffice@nape.org.uk T: 01604 647646

www.facebook.com/NAPEofficial @N_A_P_E

twitter.com/N_A_P_E

Visit us online at: www.nape.org.uk

Join online at: www.nape.org.uk/how-to-join

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077: Character building PE with Jim Harte

Jim Harte is Physical Education Teacher at Cypress Woods Elementary School in Palm Harbor, FL.
Jim has over 37 years coaching and teaching experience. His programs have been recognized for Creativity and Innovation in PE and Recess.

Jim’s personal coaching and teaching philosophy is to develop the whole individual with a special emphasis on sound fundamentals and a principled foundation.

Jim has held a Florida teaching certificate for over 35 years. He has taught in both public and private schools. Physical Education programs created by Jim have won three international character-development awards and Jim was featured as a speaker at the Character Education Partnership International Character Forum in San Francisco in 2010. Jim has won several “Teacher of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards.

 

Jim earned a BS in Physical Education in 1980 from Quincy University in Quincy, IL. Over the years he has obtained numerous coaching licenses including USSF A and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma as well as a KNVB coaching certificate obtained in Holland. Further training includes the FranklinCovey Seven Habits signature training as well as FranklinCovey “Leader in Me” educational development training. This combination of soccer, education, and character training and experience makes Jim unique.

Jim Harte has a 36-year high school coaching career. He holds several FHSAA coaching records including most state championships (6), best coaching record in Final Four games (15-5), and most games coached (913). His career coaching record is 554-259-100 (Wins-Losses-Draws)
Numerous young people have been helped into college, pro, and international playing careers by Harte. He has also mentored many players that now have established coaching and teaching careers.

Jim is Founder and President of Marauder Soccer Camp, Inc – founded in 1981. He is a member of the Clearwater Central Catholic High School Hall of Fame.

Jim has been a fixture on the Tampa Bay youth soccer scene for almost four decades. He is currently works for the West Florida Flames. Prior to Flames Jim spent almost 20 years in leadership roles in several other local soccer clubs.
Jim was on the FYSA ODP State Coaching staff for many years including serving as state team head coach as well as instructor for state F, E, and D License courses. He is currently TOPS soccer Director for West Florida Flames Eastlake.

In July, 2018 the Tampa Bay Times named Jim Harte one of the top 50 coaches in Tampa Bay history – all sports, all levels. Jim was selected #19.

Jim Harte’s Marauder Soccer Camps

 

3 Schools of Character awards:

We won 3 International Awards – 2009, 2010, and 2011.  These were programs I created modeled after practices we were using in my summer soccer camp:
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