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209: Nurture Resilience, Empathy & Global Citizenship with Lyfta

By Mark Taylor | June 28, 2021 |

Lyfta is an award-winning immersive learning platform where teachers can easily build or curate powerful, interactive and curriculum-aligned lessons that bring learning to life.

Lyfta helps educators to engage and inspire digitally-native children and young people; foster critical skills and values for navigating our changing world; and broaden horizons by giving children and young people opportunities to see beyond their everyday realities.

Lyfta offers a series of immersive learning environments called storyworlds, where students can explore real life human stories through stunning 360° environments, high quality films and digital content.

Rethinking the Curriculum with Jonathan Lear – NAPE 069

By Mark Taylor | June 25, 2021 |

Jonathan Lear brings the curriculum to life for children of all backgrounds and academic abilities through a combination of exciting and authentic real-life experiences. His new book is called The Monkey Proof Box.

208: Digital Strategy for Schools with Al Kingsley

By Mark Taylor | June 21, 2021 |

Al Kingsley, CEO and Group Managing Director of NetSupport (a cloud-based classroom management and teaching platform which was developed with valuable input from teachers), chair of a multi-academy trust, author, speaker and member of Forbes Technology Council.

Al discusses what role EdTech might play in the shifting role played by teachers in an increasingly digital world, and how we can best equip our educators with the tools they need to navigate the ‘new normal’.

207: 5 Wellbeing principles with Maria Brosnan

By Mark Taylor | June 14, 2021 |

Maria Brosnan is an educational leadership and wellbeing specialist, author, coach, speaker.
Maria takes us through 5 wellbeing principles:

Small everyday choices matter
Wellbeing requires action
Your wellbeing is your responsibility
Wellbeing is journey
Your wellbeing affects others
To get a FREE pass to Maria’s Instant Calm session please visit

206: Independent Thinking with Ian Gilbert

By Mark Taylor | June 7, 2021 |

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’.

International Montessori Institute Scholarships – NAPE 068

By Mark Taylor | June 3, 2021 |

The International Montessori Institute, a centre within the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University (LBU), has launched a scholarship programme to support the next generation of Montessori educators. The Institute was established in August 2020 and will provide the UK’s first dedicated undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Montessori education.

205: Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize

By Mark Taylor | May 31, 2021 |

Maddy Kavanagh, Education and Skills Programme Manager at Nesta Challenges and Gordon Taylor, a STEM technician at Walton Priory Middle School are talking to me about the The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize.The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize, delivered by Nesta Challenges, calls on young bright minds to put their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to…

204: Tough Conversations with David Wood

By Mark Taylor | May 24, 2021 |

David is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies. He built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe. As well as helping others, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his…

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…

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…

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