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A subject themed series podcast sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools.


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I interview people living life on their terms. They share their wisdom and insights to help you discover your true voice.


The National Association for Primary Education

Bringing schools, teachers, family and organisations together to support a child centred vision of education.

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Education On Fire

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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075: Skills4Sport with Alex Dunn

November 5, 2018

      Alex Dunn talks to me about how his experience of teaching PE in schools relates to sport in the community. Skills4Sport is an established company providing lessons, courses, camps and club facilities in the Northamptonshire area. Running Roade Tennis Club and Nighthawks Badminton Club gives Alex Dunn the ideal base to promote both sports.…

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Learning On Fire

Mark reflects. LF011

November 16, 2018

Mark Taylor creator and host of the Learning on Fire podcast reflects on the wisdom he has found by interviewing his first 10 guests. Everyones story and journey is different but we are starting to see common threads that connect all of the people interviewed who are living life on their terms. Thanks to all…

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Paul Philbert RSNO Principal Timpanist. LF010

November 9, 2018

Paul Philbert joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Paul Philbert Paul Andrew Philbert was born in London. It was as a singer that his musical abilities were first noticed, and on the advice of his preparatory school…

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Cars Yeah with Mark Greene. LF009

November 2, 2018

Mark Greene joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life. Our guest – Mark Greene           Mark Greene, an incurable automotive enthusiast grew up in La Jolla, California enjoying the automotive culture in SoCal and dawn patrol surf…

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National Association for Primary Education

Create Education 3D Printing – NAPE 003

November 14, 2018

Create Education invited Peter Cansell and Mark Taylor from the National Association for Primary Education to the TCT Show held at The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK to discuss how 3D printing is inspiring children in schools. Paul Croft a Director of UltimakerGB the UK & Ire operations for Ultimaker and the Founder of the…

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When I was a small boy – NAPE 002

November 7, 2018

When I was a small boy – A letter from Christian Schiller to L.G.Marsh 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 own words’…

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What is education? – NAPE 001

October 31, 2018

What is education and how does it fit within todays school system? I chat to Dr. Tony Eaude about his 2018 lecture ‘Re-humanising primary education – placing trust in teachers, learning from the legacy of Christian Schiller’ The National Association for Primary Education organises guest speakers for the annual lecture which uses the work of Christian…

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

Nelson Mandela

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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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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."

Lisa Avery

Music has always been my passion. I am a professional musician and educator. Let me show you how to give the gift of music to the pupils of your school.


"I would teach children music, physics & philosophy; but most of importantly music, for the patterns in music & all the arts are the keys to learning"


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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.