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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

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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Do schools kill creativity? Sir Ken Robinson TED Talk

08 Nov 2016

This is a video of a TED talk given by Sir Ken Robinson.
These ideas and others explained in his books have really inspired me to make Education On Fire a reality.

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Hackschooling makes me happy. Logan LaPlante TED Talk

07 Nov 2016

Logan LaPlante’s TED talk as a thirteen year old explains what it is to be a hacker. Watch how he explains what education and learning is for him.

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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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