Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools

Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools
Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools

120: Thank you and Merry Christmas
Dec 24, 2019 • 0 min
Thank you so much for listening during 2019. Have a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to continuing our journey in 2020.
119: Pizzicato Lane with Rachel Hopson
Dec 15, 2019 • 21 min
We continue our Primary Music on Fire specials with a focus on early years. I chat to Rachel Hopson who is launching a new resource called Pizzicato Lane. Rachel is head of music in a Sandwell secondary school in the West Midlands and has taught music for…
118: Get 2 Learn Music with Chris Livingstone
Dec 8, 2019 • 22 min
We continue our Primary Music on Fire specials with the opportunity to learn about one of our members Chris Livingstone. We discuss the courses Chris has developed for Get 2 Learn Music and explain how you can sign up for our upcoming webinar where you…
117: Primary Music Special
Dec 1, 2019 • 16 min
In between season 7 (wellbeing) and 8 (maths) Mark focuses on his passion for music. As a professional musician and educator Mark Taylor - the host/creator of the Education on Fire Network - developed a music membership site to support teachers embed…
116: Creating a new Education on Fire learning community
Nov 24, 2019 • 17 min
Mark explains his idea about starting an Education on Fire Community by bringing everyone involved in the Education on Fire Podcast Network together to support the children in our lives. A group of people to lead the creation of important learning content…
115: Wellbeing season finale
Nov 17, 2019 • 13 min
Host Mark Taylor provides a brief recap of the episodes and subjects covered in this wellbeing season. He shares his thoughts on the subject of wellbeing in schools and what is coming up in the next few weeks. Primary Music Specials and his membership…
114: International Positive Education Network
Nov 10, 2019 • 32 min
Season 7 ‘Wellbeing’ continues on the Education on Fire Podcast. Mike Buchanan is the Executive Director of HMC, the English-speaking world’s oldest association of Head Teachers. From 2005-2018 he was Head of Ashford School in the UK where he oversaw its…
113: 5 Steps to wellbeing with Ashley Manuel. Replay
Oct 28, 2019 • 42 min
The Growing With Gratitude Program by Ashley Manuel aims to help teachers, students and families easily develop the habits of gratitude, kindness and mindfulness that have been identified as the stepping stones to greater happiness and success. Teaching…
112: Happy Teachers and Conscious Schools
Oct 20, 2019 • 28 min
Season 7 ‘Wellbeing’ continues on the Education on Fire Podcast. Helen Pengelly – Happy Teachers & Conscious Schools Happy Teachers was founded by Helen Pengelly in 2015. Her mission is to enable all school leaders, teachers and pupils to shine their…
111: Pow Wow Academy – Health Workshops and Resources for Children
Oct 13, 2019 • 26 min
Season 7 ‘Wellbeing’ continues on the Education on Fire Podcast. Pow Wow Academy - Health Workshops and Resources for Children We want to empower children to make their own healthy choices by delivering a powerful message advocating healthy living and a…
110: Whole School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion
Oct 6, 2019 • 37 min
Welcome to season 7 of the Education on Fire Podcast which is focusing on Wellbeing. My guest today is Shaun Dellenty who has worked in education for twenty years as a class teacher, school leader, improving schools consultant and school governor. In…
109: The Making of a Bully-Free School
Sep 29, 2019 • 29 min
Welcome to season 7 of the Education on Fire Podcast which is focusing on Wellbeing. Today I chat to Tina Owen-Moore about her experience of creating a new school and The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School her book that unveils the story of…
108: Student Breakthrough with Sam Moinet
Sep 22, 2019 • 38 min
Welcome to season 7 of the Education on Fire Podcast which is focusing on Wellbeing. Today I chat to Sam about how he is inspiring happiness, success and wellbeing in students across the world. Hi, I’m Sam Moinet, founder of Student Breakthrough. I…
107: Social and Emotional Skills with Peppy Pals
Sep 16, 2019 • 19 min
Season 7 - Wellbeing Peppy Pals is the leading company within playful and digital experiences for children’s lifelong social and emotional learning (EQ/SEL). The company’s award-winning language free apps, books, movies, toys and activities are intended…
106: Wellbeing – Season 7 Launch Show
Sep 8, 2019 • 12 min
Welcome to the launch show of season 7 of the Education on Fire Podcast. Today Mark shares some personal experiences of how wellbeing support procedures have helped his children in school during a crisis, but also how the drive for results has had a…
105: Glimpse into Season 7
Jul 29, 2019 • 8 min
I hope you enjoyed the Primary Music Specials over the last few weeks. We are now taking a holiday siesta before our season 7 launch which will focus on wellbeing. As I mentioned in the show here are the links to the beginning of each season so far for…
104: Hands-on teaching aids from Rhythmically Yours
Jul 21, 2019 • 30 min
The Primary Music Specials continue this week with Kelly Parish from Rhythmically Yours. We discuss how Kodály supports her teaching and what she sells on her Etsy store. Kelly Parrish is an elementary music educator in the DFW area of Texas who graduated…
103: Beat Goes On with Ollie Tunmer
Jul 14, 2019 • 25 min
Continuing our Primary Music on Fire specials I catch up with Ollie Tunmer about how the Beat Goes On is developing. This includes body percussion with literacy, samba drumming and collaborations with organisations such as Charanga.
102: History Rocks with Glenn Carter
Jul 7, 2019 • 29 min
We continue our Primary Music on Fire specials this week by talking about how being authentic with your class can be inspiring for your pupils. This is especially true when you love rock music, have a YouTube Channel and created History Rocks. Glenn…
101: Music & Drama Education Expo London 2019
Jul 5, 2019 • 27 min
Mark Taylor and Carol Aveyard from Primary Music on Fire Membership Site attended the Music & Drama Education Expo in London 2019. In this episode we discuss what we learnt and why we had such a great time. We attended 3 workshops, recorded interviews…
100th episode of Education on Fire with Mark Taylor
Jun 28, 2019 • 18 min
Mark takes a breath and gives a personal account of this milestone for Education on Fire. He talks about how his life is changing and future plans to help more children live life on their terms. This quote is the inspiration for what is to come.…
099: 4 Day Ukulele Challenge
Jun 9, 2019 • 7 min
During the last half term holiday we did a 4 day ukulele challenge with Paul Mansell a ukulele expert and author of the tutor book Ukulele School. It was great fun and Paul gave Carol Aveyard and Mark Taylor (creators of Primary Music on Fire) beginner…
098: Ukulele School with Paul Mansell
Jun 2, 2019 • 26 min
Ukulele School is aimed at anyone teaching ukulele in primary schools. Using ‘Ukulele School’ you can teach the ukulele to meet National Curriculum requirements for Key Stages 1 and 2. Even teachers who have never played the ukulele before can deliver…
097: English & Literacy Season Finale
May 27, 2019 • 9 min
Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this English & literacy season on the Education on Fire Podcast. Here are the links to all the episodes in this series. 087: LitFilmFest English & Literacy Season 6 Launch 088: Tagtiv8 with Bryn Llewellyn 089:…
096: Purple Mash & 2Simple with Danica Chapman
May 19, 2019 • 34 min
As we continue our English & literacy season I talk to Danica Chapman Regional Professional Development Manager at 2Simple the company that develops Purple Mash. Danica was a primary school teacher for 23 years and has extensive experience working in…
095: My education expert discusses English and literacy
May 12, 2019 • 36 min
Peter Cansell talks to me about his thoughts on the English & literacy season so far. Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in Oxford, doing advisory work, teaching higher education and as a Primary…
094: Reading for Pleasure – Prof. Teresa Cremin
May 5, 2019 • 61 min
It was my privilege to be at the NAPE Annual Schiller Lecture last week to listen to Prof. Teresa Cremin speak on the topic - Reading for Pleasure: developing readers for life. National Association for Primary Education are the sole sponsor of the…
093: Write On! Webb
Apr 28, 2019 • 43 min
The Education on Fire English & Literacy season continues with a spotlight on online community and instructional video lessons by Write on! Webb. Melissa’s goal at Write On! Webb is to serve Parent Educators and their elementary and middle school children…
092: Mr Hunt from the Front
Apr 21, 2019 • 44 min
Simon 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. Through his work on poetry,…
091: EducationCity
Apr 14, 2019 • 28 min
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. Haylie now works for EducationCity who are passionate about…
090: Enchanted Wanderers with Emmy & Taran
Apr 7, 2019 • 30 min
This episode is part of the Education on Fire season focusing on English & literacy. 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-…
089: Planet Poetry & Xientifica SOS with Daniel Phelps
Mar 31, 2019 • 34 min
NEW BOOK USES STORYTELLING AND POETRY TO SHOW CHILDREN THE BEAUTY OF SCIENCE Xientifica SOS was written by University of Winchester Researcher Daniel Phelps, and features illustrations by Beth Gibbs, a student at Winchester School of Art. It follows five…
088: Tagtiv8 with Bryn Llewellyn
Mar 24, 2019 • 31 min
The Education on Fire podcast season 6. English & Literacy. Ideas, resources, support and training that energise learning in Mathematics & English. Tagtiv8 Word is far more than ‘an active version of a world famous word game that uses tiles’. Players…
087: LitFilmFest English & Literacy Season 6 Launch
Mar 17, 2019 • 34 min
Welcome to the first episode of the new season Education on Fire - English & Literacy. We have a great selection of interviews for you over the coming weeks which I hope will help and inspire you in your teaching. As a special thank you for listening…
086: Round up and catch up
Mar 3, 2019 • 4 min
Todays episode is a round up of the Primary Music on Fire Membership Site launch season and a catch up of what else is available on the Education on Fire Podcast Network. The English/Literacy season starts in two weeks time and we look forward to…
085: Launch day of Primary Music on Fire Membership Site
Feb 24, 2019 • 6 min
Welcome to the launch day episode of Primary Music on Fire Membership Site. You can join now at
084: Inside the Primary Music on Fire Membership Site
Feb 17, 2019 • 10 min
On this weeks show Mark Taylor and Carol Aveyard talk about what is inside the Primary Music on Fire Membership Site. Taking the fear out of teaching music, by giving you the step by step skills and ongoing support you need, to produce lifelong musical…
083: Why?
Feb 10, 2019 • 5 min
On todays show Mark reveals why he decided to keep everything under one roof. 3 podcasts and a primary music membership site = Education ON FIRE Full details at
082: Primary Music Membership Release Date & Price
Feb 3, 2019 • 7 min
On todays show Mark reveals when the doors will open on the Primary Music on Fire Membership and the small investment that could change the lives of children through music. Full details at
081: Music & Drama Education Expo
Jan 28, 2019 • 27 min
Mark Taylor & Carol Aveyard take you behind the scenes of the Music & Drama Education Expo - Manchester October 2018. We talked to some of the people who were exhibiting and delivering workshops so you can get a feel for the opportunities available at…
080: Primary Music Membership Countdown
Jan 27, 2019 • 3 min
This is a short mini season special at the start of 2019 as we focus on the launch of our Primary Music on Fire membership site. We are just 1 month away from giving a small number of teachers the opportunity to join us for the beta launch where you will…
079: Thank you & Happy Holidays
Dec 21, 2018 • 1 min
Thank you for wonderful 2018 and I can’t wait to share more creative and inspiring learning with you in 2019.
078: Season 5 Finale
Nov 25, 2018 • 7 min
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…
077: Character building PE with Jim Harte
Nov 18, 2018 • 44 min
Jim Harte is Physical Education Teacher at Cypress Woods Elementary School in Palm Harbor, FL. Jim has won 3 International Awards and I was delighted that he contacted me as an Education on Fire Podcast listener to share the insightful work he is doing.…
076: Headteacher view of PE
Nov 11, 2018 • 27 min
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. Full details at…
075: Skills4Sport with Alex Dunn
Nov 4, 2018 • 43 min
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…
074: Create Development with John Parsons
Oct 28, 2018 • 34 min
Create Development are redefining what’s possible for PE, Sport and physical activity through a new, positive and inclusive culture. Their innovative training and resources support primary schools, families and communities to transform the culture of…
073: The PE Specialist with Ben Landers
Oct 21, 2018 • 29 min
Ben Landers - The PE Specialist Ben started this website in 2014 in an effort to provide an amazing resource for teachers. He has a passion for kids and teaching quality physical education lessons that will empower students to be the…
072: The PE Umbrella with Ryan Ellis
Oct 14, 2018 • 30 min
“I see Physical Education as being at the forefront of the education & development of all children. The Physical has never been/nor should ever be in my eyes the sole focus of a great Physical Education program. Lessons can and should use purposeful…
071: Physical Education – Season 5 Launch Show
Oct 7, 2018 • 6 min
Welcome to the launch of season 5. In this series we will be focusing on P.E and sport in primary schools. We will include: Free & paid resources from our guests A specialist P.E podcast A membership site County coaches and how to utilise the local…
070: Viking History with Noah Tetzner
Sep 2, 2018 • 25 min
Viking history is a passion for my guest Noah Tetzner. His podcast is called The History of Vikings and he interviews some of the worlds leading academics on the subject. We talk about: How he got into podcasting at just 17 years of age. New ways of…
069: Primary Music Membership
Jun 24, 2018 • 8 min
Mark Taylor host and creator of Education on Fire discusses his new Primary Music Membership project. Many schools have been asking for help and advice about how to support music in their primary schools. The Primary Music Membership will show teachers…
068: How to support children’s learning with Your Parenting Mojo
Jun 17, 2018 • 34 min
Jen Lumanlan is the creator and host of the podcast Your Parenting Mojo. When she became a new parent she started searching for information on the best ways to raise a child. This research led to a Master’s degree in Psychology followed by another in…
067: Royal Opera House – Learning and Participation
Jun 10, 2018 • 20 min
Kim Waldock is Head of National Programmes for the Learning and Participation department at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. We discuss: * New projects for schools * Free CPD for teachers * Royal Opera House Learning Platform – Discover, explore…
066: Re-humanising primary education with Dr. Tony Eaude
Jun 4, 2018 • 47 min
Mark Taylor from Education on Fire interviews Dr Tony Eaude about his recent lecture ‘Re-humanising primary education - placing trust in teachers, learning from the legacy of Christian Schiller’ On 19th April 2018 Dr Tony Eaude gave the Christian Schiller…
065: How gamification is influencing education
May 27, 2018 • 39 min
Rob Alvarez is an expert, speaker and advocate for the use of gamification in education. He’s the creator and host of Professor Game and works at IE Business School Publishing, with interactive and engaging learning experiences. Professor Game is a weekly…
064: How to create a school with less testing, less planning & verbal feedback
May 21, 2018 • 30 min
Flora Barton is Headteacher at Crowmarsh Gifford CE Primary School. We discuss how they are supporting their pupils to become independent learners, while creating a working environment for the teaching team to thrive, inspire and be creative. They are…
063: What to expect from the Education on Fire podcast
May 21, 2018 • 4 min
Short intro to the new look Education on Fire, pre season 5. The continuation of themed seasons Wednesday Wisdom New interviews with successful people who are living their dreams. How did school help or hinder them? What are the most important lessons…
062: Music and the Arts Season Finale
Mar 29, 2018 • 26 min
Mark takes us through the highlights of season 4 ‘Music and the Arts’. We recap some of the great interviews and Mark shares his thoughts on what we have explored. Check out his personal offer to come and visit your school. Do you want some FREE samba…
061: Season 4 round up with Peter Cansell
Mar 4, 2018 • 45 min
Peter Cansell and I discuss what we have learned from the Education on Fire podcast season 4 – Music and the Arts. 20 episodes of great resources. Peter Cansell is my resident education expert. The person who provides the bigger picture and will tell me…
060: Sue Nicholls – Primary Music Specialist
Feb 15, 2018 • 32 min
Sue Nicholls worked as a music subject leader in many primary settings during her career as a teacher. She has published several music resource books for non-specialists for A&C Black and OUP and contributed material to many other publications. Sue now…
059: Syncphonia – Replace paper scores with a digital system for your tablet
Feb 4, 2018 • 26 min
Syncphonia - NETWORKED NOTATION FOR TOMORROW’S ORCHESTRAS Designed and refined over two years, working with amateur and professional ensembles, Syncphonia replaces paper scores with a digital system which synchronises to the beat of a conductor or lead…
Jan 28, 2018 • 33 min
057: Young Voices with musical director Craig McLeish
Jan 14, 2018 • 32 min
The largest school choir concerts in the world Young Voices is in full swing for 2018 and I chat to their musical director Craig McLeish. Craig wants to know your questions, thoughts and experiences of Young Voices. Get in touch and you may get your…
056: One Dance UK with Claire Somerville – Head of Children & Young People’s Dance
Jan 7, 2018 • 22 min
One Dance UK is the national Sector Support Organisation for Dance and the lead Subject Association for Dance in Schools in England. We have a growing membership of teachers and schools, who all benefit from advice, resources and discounted conference/CPD…
055: Growing with Gratitude
Dec 31, 2017 • 32 min
Growing with Gratitude – Learn how to change the culture of your school & classroom. BUILDING & PROTECTING STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE UK The Growing With Gratitude Program aims to help teachers, students and families easily develop the habits of…
054: Funding Music Education in your school with UCan Play
Dec 28, 2017 • 29 min
Jonathan Savage is Managing Director of UCan Play and talks to me about how to fund music education in your school. We discuss the benefits of working in partnerships and making the most of the opportunities around you both on a local level and through…
053: Events made easy with TryBooking
Dec 17, 2017 • 25 min
TryBooking is UK’s most innovative event ticketing, booking and registration platform. We provide an all in one system that helps you manage everything online. SELL TICKETS Streamline your events by selling tickets online. REGISTRATIONS Create smart forms…
052: Live classical music in schools with Apollo Music Projects
Dec 10, 2017 • 33 min
Apollo Music Projects brings live classical music to children who might not otherwise experience it. Over 13 years, more than 8,600 children have experienced the magic of live performance from classroom to concert hall, culminating in the thrilling…
051: Why 18,000 schools are using ‘Out of the Ark Music’
Dec 3, 2017 • 25 min
Out of the Ark Music was born out of a passionate belief that children deserve the very best. Good songs leave a lasting impression and contain huge potential to make a difference to our lives. The importance of music and the arts cannot be emphasised…
050: How to produce a local music project for primary schools
Nov 26, 2017 • 26 min
Today I talk about my experiences from producing a music project for local primary schools. My insights and thoughts about expectations, how schools work together and being a beacon for people to follow. How do you use your time and are there more…
049: Bonus Ep. – Better Leaders Better Schools with Daniel Bauer
Nov 19, 2017 • 38 min
I interview fellow educator Daniel Bauer from the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast. Daniel E. Bauer helps school leaders create winning cultures, focus on the essential, and lead with courage and integrity. Better Leaders Better Schools is designed…
048: Charanga – Best-selling online resource for primary music
Nov 12, 2017 • 31 min
Charanga is the best-selling, modern resource for primary music — online, easy to use and great value. Includes * A complete scheme to teach the national curriculum for music * A vast library of songs, topics, instrument courses and creative apps *…
047: First steps in teaching Primary Music with Carol Aveyard
Nov 5, 2017 • 36 min
Teaching primary music is often a frightening thought for teachers. Carol Aveyard has over 25 years experience working as a music teacher for music services, primary schools and private practice in the UK and USA. We discuss simple free ideas every…
046: Music and Drama Education Expo Manchester 2017
Oct 29, 2017 • 34 min
Recorded during my visit to the Music and Drama Education Expo in Manchester 2017 I learn to play the spoons. I talk to Orchestras For All about how you can create an ensemble and perform at regional and national events. I learn about Friday Afternoons a…
045: How to use movement and dance in primary schools with Alison Swann
Oct 22, 2017 • 33 min
Alison Swann talks about her experience in using movement and dance to support all areas of the primary school curriculum. Alison is a Dance in Education Specialist with 30 years experience. She trained at Laban (now Trinity Laban) in Contemporary…
044 : Award-winning interactive guitar, bass, keyboard & drum lessons with Gigajam
Oct 15, 2017 • 32 min
I interview Brian Greene from about how he created his online music school. Music Hubs, Colleges & Schools Quality whole class instrumental lessons Give every student in your class and school the opportunity to play guitar, bass, keyboard &…
043: Ollie Tunmer – Beat Goes On
Oct 8, 2017 • 30 min
Ollie is the founder and Director of Beat Goes On. He is a former cast member of the hit show STOMP and its sister show, ‘The Lost & Found Orchestra’. He regularly delivers workshops, CPD and INSET for Teach First, School Direct, United Learning and Music…
042: How music was embedded at Hartwell Primary School with Jayne Clancy
Oct 1, 2017 • 28 min
Jayne Clancy was Headteacher of Hartwell Primary School for 13 years. I spoke to her at the end of the summer term 2017 in her final weeks before retiring. I wanted to interview Jayne because living locally I know what a fabulously musical school Hartwell…
041: Our primary music project with Andy Williams – Head of Music at Elizabeth Woodville School
Sep 26, 2017 • 37 min
Andy Williams is Head of Music at the Elizabeth Woodville School in Northamptonshire. Together we are creating a primary music project for local cluster schools to help improve transition at age 11 and parity in music. By supporting all the local schools…
040: Season 4 launch show – Music and the Arts in schools
Sep 24, 2017 • 7 min
As a professional percussionist, instrumental teacher, educator and National Association for Primary Education council member I am very excited to share my expertise with you in season 4 ‘Music and the Arts in schools’. We will explore the amazing…
039 : My education expert Peter Cansell shares his thoughts in the Season 3 Finale
Sep 22, 2017 • 46 min
My resident education expert Peter Cansell joins me in the season 3 finale ‘What do children think about their schooling?’ We talk about the themes and ideas that have come from the children and some of the insights of their parents. We cover educational…
038 : How understanding homeschooling can help you in your classroom with Dr. Maelisa Hall
Sep 18, 2017 • 37 min
Dr. Maelisa Hall shares her experience of traditional education and homeschooling. We discuss how the personalised learning available at home can be used to positive effect in the classroom. Having met Maelisa at Podcast Movement in California during…
037 : Flipped Lifestyle hosts Shane and Jocelyn Sams discuss schooling with their children
Sep 15, 2017 • 33 min
Welcome to season 3 of the Education On Fire Podcast . We are continuing to explore the thoughts of children and examine what school looks like to them. Today Shane and Jocelyn Sams from the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast are joined by their children to help…
036: Men of Abundance podcaster Wally Carmichael and his son talk schooling
Aug 31, 2017 • 0 min
Today Men of Abundance podcaster Wally Carmichael and his son Dalton talk to me as I continue to ask ‘What do children think about their schooling? We get some great insights from Dalton about selling old toys to create income and Wally talks about his…
035 : What do children think about their schooling? – with Katie and Jodi
Aug 20, 2017 • 24 min
This week on the Education on Fire podcast I chat to my daughter and her friend as they both give us their thoughts about learning in a village school. Jodi (11) has just finished her last year of primary and is transitioning to secondary school, while…
034 : What do children think about their schooling? – with Anderson and Addison
Aug 11, 2017 • 41 min
As we continue our exploration of what children think about their schooling, today I welcome Anderson and Addison who are the children of Ramona Rice from Podcast Websites . Anderson (5th Grade) and Addison (4th Grade) are from Virginia in the USA and…
033 : Season 3 Launch Show. What do children think about their schooling? – Overstone Primary
Jul 18, 2017 • 39 min
Welcome to Season 3 of the Education on Fire Podcast . I am asking 10 questions to students from around the world to find out ‘what children think about their schooling?’ Today I chat to children from Overstone Primary School, Northampton, UK. Here are…
032 Bonus Episode : Bruce Langford interviews Mark Taylor
Jun 26, 2017 • 0 min
Mark Taylor is interviewed on his own show Education On Fire by Bruce Langford the host and creator of the Mindfulness Mode podcast. Get an inside look on why the Education on Fire podcast is so important to Mark as they chat about music, education and…
031 : What do the children think? How to be involved in season 3
May 23, 2017 • 12 min
You can be involved with season 3 by talking to the children in your class about the 10 questions asked in this episode 031. If you teach children aged 5-13 anywhere in the world this is for you! I’m looking for children and teachers to be on the podcast.…
030 : Season 2 Finale
May 4, 2017 • 8 min
Round up of the computing and Edtech season. Plus how to get your school involved in season 3.
029 : Peter Cansell my resident education expert
May 2, 2017 • 54 min
Peter shares his thoughts about season 2 - Edtech and gives his insights into how teachers can implement them in their school. Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in Oxford, doing…
028 : Bonus SATs Special
Apr 30, 2017 • 6 min
2 things you can do to transform your pupils experience of SATs week!
027 : Improve communication, engagement and feedback with a branded app for your school.
Apr 27, 2017 • 33 min
Piota builds high-quality apps that are completely free to download. Our school apps can help streamline communication, cut costs, save time and aid pupil learning. Piota apps are used in Early Years Settings, Primary and Secondary schools throughout the…
026 : At 9 years old Arnav Sharma won the Tech4Good People’s Award 2016.
Apr 25, 2017 • 14 min
• Finalist, BT Young Pioneers Award 2016 • Winner, Tech4Good People’s Award 2016 • Winner, Tech4Good Winner of Winners Award 2016 Aged just nine years old, Arnav Sharma studied the cause, diagnosis and effect of asthma and came up with a solution; the…
025 : AbilityNet – Tech4Good Awards with Mark Walker
Apr 23, 2017 • 38 min
Now in its 6th year, the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards recognise organisations and individuals who use digital technology to improve the lives of others. Whether at home, at work, in education - access to the digital world can be life changing.
024 : ICT with Mr.P – Pt 2
Apr 20, 2017 • 24 min
Part 2 of my interview with Lee Parkinson – how we can use technology to raise standards in schools. Lee Parkinson has been a Primary Teacher for 8 years where he has built a wealth of ideas for how technology can be embedded right across the curriculum.…
023 : ICT with Mr.P – Using technology to raise standards
Apr 18, 2017 • 21 min
Mr Parkinson is a primary school teacher who specialises in the use of technology to raise standards across the curriculum. His training and INSET provides teachers with a wealth of knowledge on the most engaging and inspiring ways to improve standards in…
022 : Mid Season Catch Up with Mark Taylor
Apr 16, 2017 • 10 min
Mark Taylor gives his thoughts on the season so far and offers your pupils the chance to be on the Education on Fire Podcast for Season 3.
021 : Keeping Children Safe Online with Gooseberry Planet
Apr 13, 2017 • 34 min
A Complete Toolkit To Teach E-Safety Lessons with Online Safety Lesson Plans HomeHalo Gooseberry Planet uses gaming technology to help children learn about internet safety. In the course of a familiar game, children are exposed…
020 : Nape Computing EdTech Conference Pt2
Apr 11, 2017 • 0 min
Purple Mash to 2Blog Katie from 2Simple Software tells us all about Creative Computing. Atmos Technology strive to transform educational outcomes by providing exciting, new and different opportunities for learning through ICT. IE Solutions focuses on the…
019 : Nape Computing EdTech Conference
Apr 9, 2017 • 15 min
Stella James & Tim Rylands, premier IT educational speakers, give their insights about online safety and enthusing learners using technology.…
018 : Coding for Kids with Tynker
Apr 6, 2017 • 17 min
Tynker is a complete learning system that teaches kids to code. Kids begin experimenting with visual blocks, then progress to JavaScript and Python as they design games, build apps, and make incredible projects. 50 Million Kids 60 Thousand Schools 2.4…
017 : 3-7 yrs Explore. Create. Code with mama codes
Apr 4, 2017 • 14 min mission is to start all young children on their coding journey and give them the confidence and ability to code. The teaching method introduces children as young as three to coding through song, rhyme and storytelling using free kids’ coding…
016 : Live from Bett Show 2017 Award Winners DigiExam
Apr 2, 2017 • 13 min
Listen to the award winning DigiExam on how the revolution has started with Easy to use – Collaborative – Reliable digital exams. DigiExam is an intuitive digital assessment platform used to create, administer and grade assessments. Through a…
015 : Hear from teachers and fellows about Apps for Good
Mar 30, 2017 • 19 min
Apps for Good is an open-source technology education movement that partners with educators in schools and learning centres to deliver our course to young people 10-18 years of age. “The pedagogy Apps for Good uses has transformed my teaching of IT.”…
014 : Apps for Good – Award winning student apps
Mar 28, 2017 • 26 min
Interviews with the 2016 Winners Check out the student app winners from the Apps for Good Awards 2016 who have turned bright ideas into real technology products to solve problems in their world. Lilies Donate it DiPloy Changes Allergy Basket Fear Nothing
013 : Apps for Good : Research, design and make digital products in your school.
Mar 26, 2017 • 18 min
Heather Picov, UK Managing Director explains how Apps for Good equips students to research, design and make digital products and take them to market. But apps are not the point of what we do. Our goal is to produce more able, self-confident, collaborative…
012 : Barefoot Reaches 1 Million Children
Mar 23, 2017 • 10 min
While celebrating the milestone of 1 million children being reached by the Barefoot Computing Programme I interview 2 teachers from the top of the BT Tower.…
011 : What to expect in your FREE Barefoot Computing Workshop
Mar 21, 2017 • 31 min
Barefoot volunteer Simon Vaughan-Long tells me how rewarding it is to be part of the Barefoot Programme. These workshops support primary educators with the confidence, knowledge, skills and resources to teach computer science.…
010 : Computing At School & The Barefoot Programme supported by BT
Mar 19, 2017 • 26 min
I chat to Karen Hayton – Senior Manager Tech Literacy Programme BT Group. We discuss how BT is involved in supporting Barefoot. What is Tech Literacy? How does Barefoot support the computing curriculum? How to get the FREE CPD workshop at your school.…
009 : Season 2 Launch Show – Computing and technology
Mar 16, 2017 • 5 min
Our computing and technology season will explore FREE CPD training in computing, talk to children who have built apps, discuss how to support everyone in the subject of e-safety and much more.
008 : Season 1 Finale with Mark Taylor
Jan 22, 2017 • 10 min
Season 1 Finale. A big thank you to everyone who has been on the podcast and for the support of our fabulous community.
007 : 5 Steps to wellbeing with Ashley Manuel
Jan 15, 2017 • 39 min
The Growing With Gratitude Program by Ashley Manuel aims to help teachers, students and families easily develop the habits of gratitude, kindness and mindfulness that have been identified as the stepping stones to greater happiness and success. Teaching…
006 : Podcasts and online communities are supporting teachers with Kelly Long
Jan 8, 2017 • 43 min
Kelly is a full-time teacher and the creator of the Inspiration for Teachers podcast. With over 5300 listeners per month, in 109 countries, Kelly is well placed to talk about how podcasting and online communities are quickly becoming the place for…
005 : Hear how NQT George Billington is transforming his class with respect, interest and positivity
Jan 1, 2017 • 38 min
George, an NQT at Hardingstone Academy, has in a few short weeks created an atmosphere of mutual respect and a strong work ethic. His class environment is transforming into a supportive and inspiring place to learn, led by a positive peer group of…
004 : Changing your words can change your classroom with Andrea and Seth Gardner
Dec 25, 2016 • 33 min
It was a failed sales pitch that was put online. Little did they know how it would go on to affect over 25 million people worldwide. This global viral video shows how it is not your circumstances that have the biggest impact on your life, but how you…
003 : How to nurture aspirational, ambitious and curious learners with Janice Mardell, Headteacher of Overstone Primary School.
Dec 18, 2016 • 33 min
Overstone Primary School is like a family. You are welcomed and invited to dine at their table, where they share a kindness and tender care that comes from knowing what every child needs. This is a school with a heart, that truly understands that people…
002 : How can our resident educationalist help make a difference in your classroom with Peter Cansell
Dec 1, 2016 • 31 min
Peter has been in education professionally for 35 years, teaching in middle schools in Oxford, doing advisory work, teaching higher education and as a Primary Headteacher at Harwell Primary School. He retired from that post in September 2014, but has…
001 : Positive Education Training and NAPE with Lynn Hannay
Dec 1, 2016 • 43 min
Lynn became chair of the National Association for Primary Education in November 2014 having been a member of NAPE for almost 30 years and a member of council for 6 years. Lynn started as a primary school teacher in the late 1970’s in London in ILEA days…
000 : Mark Taylor your host and Education on Fire creator
Dec 1, 2016 • 17 min
Mark Taylor is your host and creator of Education on Fire. Mark is a professional timpanist, percussionist and educator. He has performed with some the most prestigious orchestras and ensembles in the UK which range from the English National Ballet to the…