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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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384: A new innovation to support your college searching journey with Troove

February 26, 2024

Dave has lived and worked around the world, and is now based in Burlington Vermont with his wife and two Golden Retrievers. Their 3 “kids” have now graduated from college, but it was his experience with them on their college journeys that started his innovator’s brain cranking on what became Troove. Having worked in admissions through…

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383: No child too hungry to learn with Magic Breakfast

February 19, 2024

Magic Breakfast is a registered charity providing healthy breakfasts to children and young people in the UK who arrive at school too hungry to learn, and expert support to their schools. Over 200,000 children and young people are on roll at Primary, Secondary, ASL / Special Educational Needs Schools and Pupil Referral Units that the charity…

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382: NASA STEM educator Jason Dietrich

February 12, 2024

Jason Dietrich is a highly motivated, certified NASA STEM educator with more than four years of teaching experience seeking to influence and engage students to participate in STEM career pathways. He is interested in increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM as well as building a solid foundation for STEM literacy. In this technology-based society,…

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Top 5 tips for whole class primary music

14 Apr 2017

Today I want to share my top 5 tips for teaching whole class primary music lessons. In my experience you have to look at the progress and achievement of your lessons over a period of time. It is hard to gauge week on week. This can be for many reasons – the children may have just…

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Facebook, Twitter and Social media with your school

02 Apr 2017

Is it ever OK for parents to use social media to express their frustrations with a school? I have to hold my hand up and admit to doing this, but it was a last resort. Nobody was listening. Communication works both ways and when a school says that you can pop in for a chat…

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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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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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