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045: How to use movement and dance in primary schools with Alison Swann

By Mark Taylor | October 23, 2017 |

Alison Swann talks about her experience in using movement and dance to support all areas of the primary school curriculum. Alison is a Dance in Education Specialist with 30 years experience. She trained at Laban (now Trinity Laban) in Contemporary Technique and Movement Analysis. Dance Educates strives to raise standards through a multisensory approach to…

044 : Award-winning interactive guitar, bass, keyboard & drum lessons with Gigajam

By Mark Taylor | October 16, 2017 |

  I interview Brian Greene from Gigajam about how he created his online music school. Music Hubs, Colleges & Schools Quality whole class instrumental lessons Give every student in your class and school the opportunity to play guitar, bass, keyboard & drums. Teachers lead the class and support learning, students work with their instruments and…

043: Ollie Tunmer – Beat Goes On

By Mark Taylor | October 9, 2017 |

Ollie is the founder and Director of Beat Goes On. He is a former cast member of the hit show STOMP and its sister show, ‘The Lost & Found Orchestra’. He regularly delivers workshops, CPD and INSET for Teach First, School Direct, United Learning and Music Education Hubs throughout the UK. He is also a…

042: How music was embedded at Hartwell Primary School with Jayne Clancy

By Mark Taylor | October 2, 2017 |

Jayne Clancy was Headteacher of Hartwell Primary School for 13 years. I spoke to her at the end of the summer term 2017 in her final weeks before retiring. I wanted to interview Jayne because living locally I know what a fabulously musical school Hartwell is. I didn’t realise at the time Jayne was retiring, so…

041: Our primary music project with Andy Williams – Head of Music at Elizabeth Woodville School

By Mark Taylor | September 27, 2017 |

Andy Williams is Head of Music at the Elizabeth Woodville School in Northamptonshire. Together we are creating a primary music project for local cluster schools to help improve transition at age 11 and parity in music. By supporting all the local schools to embrace music making, we hope to encourage a culture that the children involved…

040: Season 4 launch show – Music and the Arts in schools

By Mark Taylor | September 25, 2017 |

As a professional percussionist, instrumental teacher, educator and National Association for Primary Education council member I am very excited to share my expertise with you in season 4 ‘Music and the Arts in schools’. We will explore the amazing opportunities available to you, as I interview some of the most prestigious arts organisations to find…

039 : My education expert Peter Cansell shares his thoughts in the Season 3 Finale

By Mark Taylor | September 22, 2017 |

My resident education expert Peter Cansell joins me in the season 3 finale ‘What do children think about their schooling?’ We talk about the themes and ideas that have come from the children and some of the insights of their parents. Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in…

038 : How understanding homeschooling can help you in your classroom with Dr. Maelisa Hall

By Mark Taylor | September 18, 2017 |

Dr. Maelisa Hall shares her experiences of traditional education and homeschooling. We discuss how the personalised learning available at home can be used to positive effect in the classroom. Having met Maelisa at Podcast Movement in California during August, we chatted about our respective podcasts. I thought Maelisa’s understanding of both school and homeschool would…

037 : Flipped Lifestyle hosts Shane and Jocelyn Sams discuss schooling with their children

By Mark Taylor | September 15, 2017 |

Welcome to season 3 of the Education On Fire Podcast . We are continuing to explore the thoughts of children and examine what school looks like to them. Today Shane and Jocelyn Sams from the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast are joined by their children Isaac (8) and Anna Jo (6) to help me answer ‘What do children think…

036: Men of Abundance podcaster Wally Carmichael and his son talk schooling

By Mark Taylor | September 1, 2017 |

Today Men of Abundance podcaster Wally Carmichael and his son Dalton talk to me as I continue to ask ‘What do children think about their schooling? We get some great insights from Dalton about selling old toys to create income and Wally talks about his own experiences and those of his older sons. We discuss practical…

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