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Latest Podcast Episodes
Education On Fire
Simon (Mr Hunt from the Front) recently shot to international stardom as the dance floss teacher, although he does teach from time to time! He recently won the Manchester Evening News School Awards in the ‘Inspirational Teacher of the Year’ category. Simon is an SLE and Year 4 teacher at Tottington Primary School. He has…Read More
Haylie Taylor has 13 years’ experience in teaching, 10 of these in primary education. She is passionate about helping other teachers with their day-to-day jobs and ensuring students’ success. She is driven by her passion to continually develop instructional techniques in the classroom and has experience working with children of many ages and abilities. …Read More
Two primary school teachers from Devon, Emmy and Taran, make up the Enchanted Wanderers. At their core, they just want to help children to grow; grow with self- confidence and self-belief in their own voice and ideas and to use this to empower their future learning. Contrary to the serious tone…Read More
Learning On Fire
On todays episode we take the question ‘What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?’ and hear the answers from guests 20-27. For information about the guests start at LF020 and follow until LF027. If in doubt use the search bar in the menu tab.…Read More
On todays episode we take the question ‘What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?’ and hear the answers from guests 10-19. For information about the guests start at LF010 and follow until LF019. If in doubt use the search bar in the menu tab.…Read More
On todays episode we take the question ‘What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?’ and hear the answers from our first 9 guests. Sit back and enjoy the wisdom that has literally changed the lives of the people you hear. Questions asked on the…Read More
National Association for Primary Education
Here are the details for the Christian Schiller Lecture 2019. We are taking a 2 week break for the Easter Holidays but will be back and revitalised in the summer term. Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your favourite app or platform and to keep up to date with all the content sign up…Read More
NAPE was recently invited to the 4th Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference in London. Robert Young – General Secretary/Interim Chair and Mark Taylor attended. In this episode Mark discusses his thoughts about the event and also provides an update on the Christian Schiller Lecture 2019 with guest speaker Prof. Teresa Cremin. Christian Schiller Lecture 2019…Read More
Following my interview with Lucie Parkes – Formal Learning Manager at Historic Royal Palaces (episode NAPE 011), I was invited to shadow a school visit around the Tower of London. It was such a delight to see one of their education projects in action and witness first hand how a yr3 class were captivated by the stories…Read More
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
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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."
Most Recent Blog Posts
Following my interviews in season 2 about the FREE computing workshops provided by Barefoot, I thought I would update you and share their latest video series that gives you more information on their work. Episode One of Barefoot Bytes series! Have you tried ‘World Map Logic’ FREE activity? Here’s a fun video to explain the…Read More
I am so excited to say this week I will be attending Podcast Movement 17 in Anaheim, California. I am going to meet the best podcasters in the world and learn as much as I can to make the Education on Fire podcast as inspiring as it possibly can be. I have taken a sharp learning…Read More
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.