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Education On Fire

078: Season 5 Finale

November 26, 2018

Mark Taylor rounds up this PE and Sport season 5. He reminds us of previous episodes that focused on dance from the ‘Music & the Arts’ season 4 which can support and enhance your PE provision and  gives us an insight into what to expect in the coming weeks. Here are the links to each episode…

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077: Character building PE with Jim Harte

November 19, 2018

Jim Harte is Physical Education Teacher at Cypress Woods Elementary School in Palm Harbor, FL. Jim has over 37 years coaching and teaching experience. His programs have been recognized for Creativity and Innovation in PE and Recess. Jim’s personal coaching and teaching philosophy is to develop the whole individual with a special emphasis on sound…

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076: Headteacher view of PE

November 12, 2018

Peter Cansell is my resident education expert. He has great experience of teaching PE in primary schools, as well as being responsible for how it was integrated into his school when he was a Headteacher. Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in Oxford, doing advisory work, teaching higher education…

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Learning On Fire

C.H.A.M.P.S. Mentoring with Vondale Singleton. LF015

December 15, 2018

Vondale Singleton joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Vondale Singleton Vondale Eugene Singleton Sr. was born on the Southside of Chicago. After overcoming the death of his mother due to crack-cocaine, an incarcerated father throughout high-school, and…

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High School Math Teachers with Jeanette Stein. LF014

December 7, 2018

Jeanette Stein joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped her life. Our guest – Jeanette Stein I love teaching and have been at it my whole life. I can remember being a young girl teaching the neighborhood kids, my stuffed animals, and even…

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Executive Function with Seth Perler. LF013

November 30, 2018

Seth Perler joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Seth Perler Seth from sethperler.com is an executive function and 2e coach who helps make life easier for students who struggle with homework, motivation, organization, grades, focus, study skills,…

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National Association for Primary Education

Founding Member John Coe – NAPE 007

December 12, 2018

Mark Taylor talks to founding NAPE member John Coe about his educational experiences, views and involvement with the National Association for Primary Education since 1980. John Coe began teaching in Essex. After primary headships, first of a small rural school and then of an urban school serving an underprivileged community; he joined the West Riding…

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What are the criteria of a good junior school? – NAPE 006

December 5, 2018

A Report to the Junior School Sub Panel – Ministry of Education – 17th May 1946 The National Association for Primary Education present an annual lecture with a guest speaker who creates their talk inspired by the work of Christian Schiller. This episode is read by Peter Cansell from the book ‘Christian Schiller in his…

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Information Officer Peter Cansell – NAPE 005

November 28, 2018

Today on the NAPE podcast we get some background on Information Officer – Peter Cansell. Peter talks to Mark about his school experience, how he became a teacher and then a headteacher. His route was less than traditional and these experiences have shaped his desire to support children to follow their passion. Peter has been…

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

Nelson Mandela

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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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When 2 + 2 = Maths Sense

30 Jan 2017

A great host in Leeds Trinity University , the perfect partner in National Association for Primary Education and an inspiring maths seminar by Professor Ruth Merttens from Hamilton Trust was a wonderful combination for the students of LTU and local primary teachers in Leeds last week. I was there supporting NAPE who helped enabled the event to take…

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The Five Habits of Happiness – Start with Gratitude

15 Jan 2017

How Growing With Gratitude is supporting schools across the world nurture happy, successful and authentic children. 1. An Attitude of Gratitude Students are guided to regularly think about, discuss and record the things they are grateful for in their daily lives and environment. 2. Random Acts of Kindness Students are guided to plan for and regularly complete small acts…

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