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Do you want your children to be happy, creative, and inspired - to have an inner belief they can achieve anything?

The education system is broken and many young people are disillusioned with school. However it is still an important part of our children's future. So how do we support them to be creative, inspired and passionate about learning so they can fulfil their potential?

School is important because you need qualifications to access higher education and jobs. BUT it is only part of the learning tapestry.

Latest Podcast Episodes

169: Make the Grade with Dr. Steven Greene

October 26, 2020

Dr Steven Greene – the Success Doctor – is a life long educator, best selling author of “Maximum Education”, host of the mAke the grAde podcast, and online success community facilitator.His mission and focus are simple: to provide actions so his students can maximize their education.In 1997, he founded mAke the grAde Academic Services, which…

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168: Pandemic Pods

October 19, 2020

I discuss pandemic pods and how they can support you during this current Coronavirus outbreak. Pandemic pods can take a number of forms, including: Parents swapping care for each other’s children, most likely rotating the children between houses, with less of a specific focus on learning (perhaps for younger children) Hiring an online tutor to…

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167: Standout Movement with John Walsh

October 12, 2020

John Walsh is a best-selling author, speaker, coach, mentor and business advisor with a passion for helping students, young professionals, new executives and emerging businesses accelerate their potential and rise from “just starting” to standing out. As the President and CEO of StandoutX, LLC, he and his team work with other experts around the world…

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

Nelson Mandela

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I love this podcast- Mark does a brilliant job of gently challenging the education status quo, and in so doing he reveals some of the most innovative, creative and inspiring approaches to education."

Lisa Avery

Most Recent Blog Posts

THE POWER OF THE PRIMARY TEACHER

07 Feb 2017

We must never forget the impact primary teachers have upon the children they teach. The power and importance of the primary years is demonstrated in a letter received by former chair of NAPE, Jeremy Rowe.   Dear Jeremy Rowe Are you the Mr Rowe who was a primary school teacher at William Torbitt School in…

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When 2 + 2 = Maths Sense

30 Jan 2017

A great host in Leeds Trinity University , the perfect partner in National Association for Primary Education and an inspiring maths seminar by Professor Ruth Merttens from Hamilton Trust was a wonderful combination for the students of LTU and local primary teachers in Leeds last week. I was there supporting NAPE who helped enabled the event to take…

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The Five Habits of Happiness – Start with Gratitude

15 Jan 2017

How Growing With Gratitude is supporting schools across the world nurture happy, successful and authentic children. 1. An Attitude of Gratitude Students are guided to regularly think about, discuss and record the things they are grateful for in their daily lives and environment. 2. Random Acts of Kindness Students are guided to plan for and regularly complete small acts…

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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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