The aim and driving force of Education on Fire is to share creative and inspiring learning from around the world. How do you create an environment for children to learn, thrive and explore? Mark Taylor host and creator of Education on Fire will take you on journey that will show us all how people are already doing this in the current educational systems. We will give you actionable tips on how to recreate or implement these ideas in your school. This is not talking about what if, but showing you the wonders of what already is!
We also understand that learning comes from our wider community, such as family and friends. The quote by Jim Rohn 'You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with' is so true. So why restrict ourselves to our immediate surroundings in a world that connects you to world leaders in a variety of fields across the globe. So we help you discover the key to their educational experiences, the best advice they were ever given and what they would tell their younger self. True gold to inspire our children.
If you want your 'Education' to be 'On Fire' please join us and listen now.
213: Educational travel with Garrett & Mandi Oler
Garrett and Mandi Oler discuss how travel and enrolling their children into a bilingual school has enhanced their educational experiences, confidence and world citizenship.
Garrett and Mandi are a married couple that love to help people travel abundantly - and affordably - with their families. They cringe every time they hear parents say that travel is a luxury only for the “lucky,” and are on a mission to change that mindset.
Making friends abroad
Learning in a foreign language
Whole family trip planning
The skills learned from foreign travel
Know what you want to experience in trip
Know the cost of a trip
212: Reading, Writing and Spelling with Jane Considine
Jane Considine is an Education Consultant who energises and inspires thousands of teachers every year, helping them to transform the teaching of reading, writing and spelling in the primary education phase. Jane’s research-informed and evidence-based systems provide structures for success, enabling teachers to continually deliver outstanding results.
211: Superheroes of Science with Katy Alexander
A new comic book is turning real-life science heroes into superheroes, bringing diverse pioneers of science and engineering to a new generation of young readers in an exciting and engaging format. The Remarkablz is the brainchild of London-based illustrator and game designer Katy Alexander, bringing the stories of scientists and engineers – particularly women, individuals from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities – to life for children aged 6-12.
210: The Resilience Project with David Gumbrell
Recruitment, Retention and Resilience are intertwined and have become the new Three Rs. If we accept that Recruitment is hard, then Retention becomes that much more important. If Retention is hard, then Resilience becomes the key. Put simply, we need to start more conversations in school about well-being and Resilience. Luckily, The Resilience Project can do just that and can provide you with multiple ways to start this vital dialogue.
209: Nurture Resilience, Empathy & Global Citizenship with Lyfta
Lyfta is an award-winning immersive learning platform where teachers can easily build or curate powerful, interactive and curriculum-aligned lessons that bring learning to life.
Lyfta helps educators to engage and inspire digitally-native children and young people; foster critical skills and values for navigating our changing world; and broaden horizons by giving children and young people opportunities to see beyond their everyday realities.
Lyfta offers a series of immersive learning environments called storyworlds, where students can explore real life human stories through stunning 360° environments, high quality films and digital content.
208: Digital Strategy for Schools with Al Kingsley
Al Kingsley, CEO and Group Managing Director of NetSupport (a cloud-based classroom management and teaching platform which was developed with valuable input from teachers), chair of a multi-academy trust, author, speaker and member of Forbes Technology Council.
Al discusses what role EdTech might play in the shifting role played by teachers in an increasingly digital world, and how we can best equip our educators with the tools they need to navigate the ‘new normal’.
Education on Fire
This podcast is a must for anyone involved with or interested in education, healthy child development or who wants a better understanding of what every child needs to develop and learn as they grow in order to successfully and happily navigate adulthood. Mark Taylor is an excellent interviewer and he has picked some really interesting people to talk to. As a regular listener I am more hopeful that there are UK schools who are making small adjustments to curriculum focus and pedagogy because of the groundswell of evidence concerning the other vital elements of education beyond academic attainment. These may be less tangible than grades, but they are no less important to the future social, emotional and mental health of our children.
Mark is a natural host and we were really pleased to be invited as guests to talk about Imagen, our business that enables young people to work with brands and agencies.
The discussion flowed well as Mark asked great questions that allowed us to talk about our expertise in the field of Gen Z.
Mark encouraged us to be us and that’s a wonderful quality.
Great educational podcast
Really enjoyed listening to the podcast. Mark is very passionate about education. A much needed podcast that is clearly been very well received! Well done!