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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

182: Teach Active with Jon Smedley

January 11, 2021

Jon Smedley has over 20 years’ experience within education, as a senior leader, a Primary Advisor and PE consultant. He works with schools across the UK and internationally, promoting the rationale and benefits of an active school day and focusing on how this can be achieved through active lessons and active teaching and learning strategies.Jon…

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181: Challenging Learning with James Nottingham

January 4, 2021

James Nottingham is the founding director of Challenging Learning, a group of companies with 25 staff in six countries. He is a world-renowned keynote speaker and author and creator of the Learning Pit®, one of the most popular ways to encourage and structure questioning, challenge, and reflection. His first book, Challenging Learning, was published in…

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180: End of year review 2020

December 28, 2020

This week I look back at what we have achieved in 2020. 133 countries 3 podcasts 290+ episodes GoFundMe Book Campaign Facebook Group Primary Music on Fire membership About to break 50,000 downloads Join the Education on Fire Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/326839888272595 If you would like to support our GoFundMe campaign to create a valuable…

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

Nelson Mandela

Mark has been featured on the following podcasts:

"Inspiring, Uplifting and Practical
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

Top 5 Teaching Tips I’ve Learned from Season 1

13 Jan 2017

1. Be interested in your pupils and know their story. 2. It’s not just what you say but how you say it! 3. Be aware of what environment are you creating. 4. Build communities both within and outside of your school. 5. Look after yourself. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1. Even in a large class a teacher can…

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This school concert has gone viral – Kaylee Rogers

28 Dec 2016

Why is music important? Because it touches and connects people in a way that can’t be put into words. When you watch this you ‘feel’ what learning is all about.

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A voice for education and society by Peter Cansell

16 Nov 2016

We need to hear the views of real educators, those of us who have a grounding in giving children a chance to learn.

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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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