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.
169: Make the Grade with Dr. Steven Greene
Dr Steven Greene – the Success Doctor – is a life long educator, best selling author of “Maximum Education”, host of the mAke the grAde podcast, and online success community facilitator.
His mission and focus are simple: to provide actions so his students can maximize their education.
In 1997, he founded mAke the grAde Academic Services, which has provided educational consulting and tutoring services to over 13 000 students and their families and counting.
168: Pandemic Pods
I discuss pandemic pods and how they can support you during this current Coronavirus outbreak.
Pandemic pods can take a number of forms, including:
Parents swapping care for each other’s children, most likely rotating the children between houses, with less of a specific focus on learning (perhaps for younger children)
Hiring an online tutor to coach a group of students primarily online
Hiring a caregiver to work with the children in-person to make sure they stay on track with school-provided curriculum
Either swapping care or hire a caregiver to focus on aspects of learning that aren’t traditionally covered in school (e.g. interest-led learning, explicitly anti-racist, anti-patriarchal learning, etc.)
Jen Lumanlan, a previous guest from episode 68 has put together resources to help you navigate this new world of learning.
167: Standout Movement with John Walsh
How do you standout from the crowd and make your mark on the world when you are young?
John Walsh from Standout Movement explains how he is sharing his knowledge from his 20+ years of experience with The Walt Disney Company & The Madison Square Garden Company to do just that.
When having important conversations:
What do you want them to think?
What do you want them to do?
How do you want them to feel?
While we can't control life, there are 3 things we can control that really support us:
What we choose to do
What we choose not to do
How we choose to respond
166: Productivity tools for teachers
Martine Ellis shares her top productivity tools for teachers and explains how using them can help your wellbeing.
Martine is the voice of The Teaching Space podcast; a podcast for teachers and trainers who want to love their jobs and be amazing teachers WITHOUT taking work home evenings and weekends.
By day, Martine is the Professional Development and Scholarly Activity Lead the Guernsey College of Further Education. She also manages the College’s teacher and assessor training provision.
165: GoFundMe book campaign for children is live
The education system is broken and many young people are disillusioned with school. However, it is still an important part of our children's future. So, how do we support them to be creative, inspired and passionate about learning so they can fulfil their potential?
School is important because you need qualifications to access higher education and jobs. BUT, it is only part of the learning tapestry.
Listen to find out how we are using the interviews from the Education on Fire podcast and turning them into a book for children aged 11+.
Let us make the difference together.
164: GoFundMe book launch countdown
Mark sets the scene for how Education on Fire is collating the inspiring content from three and a half years of podcasting to create a book for youngsters.
Just one week before the GoFundMe page goes live Mark shares his thoughts and passion for the project and invites you to join him on this mission to support every child to be their best self.
The stories, advice and resources shared on the podcast are gold. When it is put in context and explored one step at time children will have a clear idea of how schooling is only part of the tapestry to learning.
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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!
Very good podcast. I’m passionate about education and this show is good for learning.