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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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288: The Good Eggs – Essential Concepts for Children about Virtues, Diversity, and Service.

September 26, 2022

The Good Eggs book series is Sandy Ciaramitaro’s contribution to supporting children as they learn about virtues, diversity, and service – essential concepts to integrate into their lives as they grow into Good Eggs! This social emotional learning series is perfect for children ages 5-12.The Good Eggs Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works hard…

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287: Dwight Schools with Brantley Turner

September 22, 2022

Drawing on 25 years of China-based work and 10 years as the founding principal of the only Sino-U.S. independent, cooperatively run high school approved by the Ministry of Education in China, Brantley is consistently ahead of conversations that others are having about globalized education for the 21 st Century. Driven by a belief in the…

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286: Using data and research to support schools and teachers with Dr. Matthew B. Courtney

September 15, 2022

Dr. Matthew Courtney specializes in using data and research to support schools and teachers as they work to improve teaching and learning. As an educator, researcher, and policy maker, he focuses his efforts on building capacity in teachers and leaders to perform deep analyses of learning. When educators are faced with persistent problems of practice,…

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Most Recent Blog Posts

My new audio course is live on Listenable

07 Aug 2021

I’m so excited to let you know my new audio course ’10 Pieces of Advice You’d Like to Have as a Child’ has been published on Listenable. Listenable is just like an audio version of Netflix. You pay a small monthly fee and get access to hundreds of courses in a variety of categories. I was…

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The Executive Function Online Summit 2021

02 Aug 2021

How TEFOS Benefits You? Dear Compassionate and Proactive Parents, If your child struggles with Executive Function, in other words, if they don’t get important stuff done, because of things like procrastination, not getting started, not following through, disorganization, not paying attention, overwhelm, being unprepared, forgetful, late, unmotivated, TEFOS is for YOU.   TEFOS, or The Executive…

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Online Children’s Book Festival – June 26th and 27th 2021

14 Jun 2021

A FREE CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL is being hosted by Independent Thinking this June. This special event grew out of our recent podcast guest Ian Gilbert finding himself on a Zoom coffee morning chat with a wide range of authors, all brought together by Sue Atkins, TV’s celebrated ‘parenting coach’. Post-lockdown, it is even more vital to help…

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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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