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I'm Mark Taylor and I interview educators from around the world so that I can enable you to support your children to live, learn and grow to their full potential

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207: 5 Wellbeing principles with Maria Brosnan

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 https://pursuitwellbeing.com/instant-calm-free-pass/

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206: Independent Thinking with Ian Gilbert

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’.

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205: Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize

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…

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

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Lisa Avery

Most Recent Blog Posts

Education on Fire Named Best Educational Podcast 2021

23 Apr 2021

  I’m delighted to announce that Education on Fire has made the shortlist of Learning Ladders’ ‘Best Educational Podcast 2021’ awards. We were shortlisted alongside 46 other podcasts from a long list of over 100 entries, for our dedication to providing useful, actionable and credible advice to educators. The awards panel featured teachers, school leaders,…

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Towards a balanced and broadly-based curriculum

13 Mar 2021

On 8th March 2021 the National Association for Primary Education held their annual Schiller Lecture presented by Dr. Tony Eaude. Due to the pandemic this was the first time it was held virtually and the recording is available for you here. Dr. Eaude has published widely on a range of educational topics extending from pedagogy…

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Free online CPD with Lyfta and British Council

15 Feb 2021

Lyfta has a limited number of free places on their highly-rated CPD course, ‘Teach Sustainable Development Goals, skills and values with Lyfta’, available for state-funded schools in England and Scotland through the British Council Connecting Classrooms programme. Lyfta is inviting teachers to a free CPD training webinar, free no-obligation access to the Lyfta platform and resources (for at least a…

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Education on Fire 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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