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Author: Mr Mark

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A podcast created by Asker International School for anyone passionate about pedagogy. A small school with a big VOICE! Mr Mark interviews educators, students, parents and influencers on all things education.
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The Power of Reading

The Power of Reading

2020-11-2511:22

One quarter of all students in the primary phase have become student librarians in under a year. Thomas, a Grade 3 teacher at Asker International School, reveals how the school's ‘The Power of Reading’ (CLPE) initiative has perpetuated a hunger for reading amongst students, and incited student agency. For more information on 'The power of Reading' go to https://clpe.org.uk/powerofreading 
The Living Wax Museum

The Living Wax Museum

2020-10-2611:52

In this episode Mr Mark chats with Catie. Catie is a PYP teacher at Asker International School.  She is the brains behind the introduction of The Living Wax Museum into the Grade 4 curriculum. An inquiry driven approach to delivering the unit on revolutionaries. 
When lego is no longer just lego! A dumbing down or smarting up of the curriculum? This episode’s guest is James, a PYP teacher and ICT lead at Asker International School who gives his views on the learning benefits of lego. 
Provocations

Provocations

2020-09-1416:32

To frustrate, to irritate, to excite, to amuse, to shock - the need to provoke interest and exploration lies at the centre of this episode. Andrew is the guest on the show. He is a PYP coordinator, PE teacher and IB enthusiast. 
Precorrection

Precorrection

2020-05-2913:08

Asker International School has a growing reputation in Norway for its calm learning environment. Today’s guest Robert Browne, the principal of the school, speaks candidly about the importance of precorrection in creating a classroom & school culture for learning.
Just under 8 weeks ago the CV19 pandemic changed the educational landscape in Norway overnight. Mr Mark, Miss Ivon and Mr Brent provide some insight into how they have attempted to be solution orientated in response to isolation and home learning to ensure their own well-being and educational effectiveness is maintained. 
Home Learning CV 19

Home Learning CV 19

2020-04-0815:52

In this special episode Mr Mark speaks to five students from Asker International School about the provision of Home Learning during the CV19 pandemic. The students' responses are based on their experiences after almost three weeks of forced digitalized learning.
Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

2020-03-2515:28

Can you imagine hopping and skipping to the forest, in minus degrees, knee deep in snow with 20 children in tow? For Rebecca, an elementary/primary school teacher, this is the highlight of her week. Rebecca is an advocate of outdoor learning regardless of the weather. In this episode, Rebecca challenges the idea that teaching and learning belongs in the classroom.
I Time

I Time

2020-03-2017:08

In this Episode Mr Mark talks to Matthew, a Grade 2 teacher at Asker International School about the introduction of I time into the curriculum. Mr Matthew speaks passionately about the impact this 45 minutes strategy is having in his classroom. Matthew also stresses the importance of professional development and teacher autonomy as catalysts for the emergence of I Time as a pedagogical vehicle to promote student agency and inquiry.
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