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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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198: 8billionideas with David Harkin

April 19, 2021

David is Founder and CEO of 8billionideas which exists to give every student the skills and belief to change the world. 8billionideas teaches children what they don’t learn in school by providing online live experiences and mentoring around the clock. 8billionideas helps children to lead a more fulfilling life and passion led career, and ultimately…

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197: Innovation School with David Miller

April 16, 2021

David Miller is Director of the Innovation School at Kelvinside Academy. David has had a long career in education and in 2008 was the recipient of the Guardian Award for UK Teacher of the Year. In the same year, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and made a National…

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196: Broad and balanced curriculum Q&A with Dr. Tony Eaude

April 12, 2021

Towards a balanced and broadly-based curriculum was the theme of the National Association for Primary Education conference in March 2021. The keynote lecture was given by Dr. Tony Eaude.

This is a follow up Q&A that I hosted and taken from a subsequent Facebook live event. NAPE has been a long term supporter of the Education on Fire podcast and I have been involved with the association for over 5 years, the last 18 months as vice chair. I thought this discussion was very insightful and wanted to give you the opportunity to hear it.

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Youth Climate Summit

08 Nov 2020

The Youth Climate Summit 2020 is being brought to you through the collaboration of a large group of individuals and organisations. We would like to thank all of them for their hard work in making this happen. https://www.transform-our-world.org/whats-on Time is already running out to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. Unlike world leaders, young people…

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Podcasts into books for children

04 Oct 2020

https://www.gofundme.com/f/education-on-fire-book-fundraiser 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…

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Music – Back to school support

28 Aug 2020

Schools are returning with most pupils in September. In this video Carol and Mark discuss some key points to note in relation to music – For Primary Teachers, Music Specialists and Instrumental Teachers.

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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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