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SpedupChat

By Mark Ryan
Spedupchat is part of the @taaleem family, hosted by Mark Ryan.
The podcast highlights three areas of interest: Education, Lifestyle and Sports.
Mark Ryan is an educator living in Abu Dhabi. He is most well known for his work with TVB in Hong Kong with his popular kids shows: “Mark Up Your English”, “Mark Says” and “Level Up”.
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Mark Ryan sits down with the Head of School Improvement for @taaleem Mr. Glen Radojkovich
In this episode, Mark and his guest discuss leadership, collaboration and the idea of “soft power”…plus much more!
17:35
September 12, 2021
Mark Ryan and Toby Price chat about family, being authentic and the power of humour.
Mark Ryan welcomes Toby Price to the Spedupchat studios to chat about life, education and being Authentic. Join us!
17:01
May 23, 2021
Join Mark Ryan from Raha International School as he sits down with Vince Bustamante
In this episode, Mark and Vince discuss educational books, PD, mentoring and The Fast and The Furious...plus much more! Take a listen!
23:46
May 9, 2021
Mark Ryan and Lise Farquhar chat with members of the RIS Khalifa City Campus
In the episode, we discuss child centered learning, surfing and the importance of community. Grab a coffee and join the chat!
38:11
May 2, 2021
Spedupchat - Artists Roundtable Edition
In this episode, we will be discussing how artists tackle the blank canvas, self promotion and the struggle of finding the “why” in social media. Tune in
41:44
April 25, 2021
Lise and Mark sit down with Alan Williamson and Iain Colledge
In this chat, the panel discusses wellness, the importance of reading, the road to “the top” and so much more! Enjoy!
32:37
April 18, 2021
Spedupchat with Mark and Lise.
Mark and Lise ask each other 5 questions.
30:46
April 12, 2021
Spedupchat - The C and K Show - Artist Edition
In this episode, Mark Ryan and Marc Brigden chat about the life of an artist. This will be an ongoing podcasts
36:43
April 4, 2021
SpEDUpChat - New Format
Here is the first episode of our new format to arrive on the Anchor App.
37:33
March 29, 2021
How are you feeling?
Mr Mark wants to know how you are feeling? What you can do to improve your state of mind and what can you do to help those around you?
05:58
May 17, 2020
Mr Mark talks about the new normal of #stayhome living in 2020
Mr Mark shares the topic of ‘The New Normal’ and also shares the perspectives of Mr Iain (Executive Principal) and Mr Williamson (CEO of Taaleem)
07:22
May 7, 2020
What’s unique about you?
Mr Mark shares a personal story about himself and a fun fact about Ms Shawna. Sit back and enjoy this short podcast about being special and unique.
05:05
April 30, 2020
Mr Mark and Ms Shawna have an epic joke battle!
Who has the best jokes? Mr Mark or Ms Shawna? Listen and find out!
05:02
April 23, 2020
Keys to Success
Ms Karen’s Keys to Success
06:52
April 16, 2020
What do you miss today? A podcast for the students @taaleem
In this episode, Mark Ryan shares the responses from the students at Raha International School and Taaleem on “what do you miss today?”. Enjoy
06:03
April 9, 2020
How do you stay creative during this challenging time?
Join Mr Mark as he shares the students answers on how to stay creative during this difficult moment in our lives.
05:21
April 1, 2020
How do you stay creative during Continuous Learning?
Podcast will launch on Thursday Morning!
00:36
March 31, 2020
Podcast for students! What hasn’t changed at Raha International School?
This is the first podcast on the #runandrant channel made for the students of RIS.
02:59
March 24, 2020
Episodes for students! Starting March 22nd!
Starting March 22nd, Mark Ryan will be making content for students!
00:34
March 14, 2020
How well are we prepared for ELearning in Abu Dhabi? Answers here!
Mark Ryan sits down with Kim Halavatau from Raha International School.
07:54
March 5, 2020
Updated! What do you NEED to know about ELearning?
Richard Ballard joins Mark Ryan to discuss ELearning at Raha International School.
07:42
March 5, 2020
Why go to a teacher conference?
Mark Ryan sits down with Lise Farquhar from Raha International School.
10:41
March 4, 2020
What’s the deal with Teacher Conferences?
Mark Ryan sits down with Lise Farquhar (PYP Art Teacher) from Raha International School.
10:41
March 1, 2020
What is Round Square? Listen to students from Raha International and find out!
Mark sits down with five students from Raha International School and talks about Round Square. What is it? How are they connected to it? How can they make their actions visible? This is a MUST listen!
12:59
February 26, 2020
The Senior Leadership Team at Raha International School come together for an amazing podcast.
The entire SMT come together to discuss Leadership, struggles, highlights and every day life at Raha International School in Abu Dhabi.
04:45
February 26, 2020
Round Table with the SMT from Raha International School.
Preview of a great conversation with all the SMT from Raha International School. In this short clip, we will touch on the topic of Leadership.
02:09
February 24, 2020
What do you do during the busy times at work? Mark Ryan reflects on his weekly ‘5 Days in 5 minutes’
In this episode, Mark explores the busy times at an International School in Abu Dhabi.
04:43
February 17, 2020
Season 3 - Five days in 5 minutes
In this episode, Mark Ryan reflects on observations and the desire to hit a home run instead of simply hitting a single.
05:06
January 22, 2020
Season 3: Mark Ryan sits down with David Porrit (International Leadership Consultant)
In this episode, Mark and David discuss leadership, family and the future of education.
16:44
January 12, 2020
Season 3 - Five days in 5 minutes
In this episode, Mark Ryan reflects on his week as Head of Specialist at Raha International School, Abu Dhabi. Main topic: Sharing Knowledge with coworkers.
06:16
January 10, 2020
Season 2 Finale: Holiday Special with Stephen Delano (Head of Performing Arts)
In this episode, Stephen Delano gives listeners an inside look at the life of a performing artist within a school setting! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy!
13:13
December 17, 2019
Season Two: Mark Ryan sits down with Shawna Pope (Raha Admissions Team)
In this episode, Mark and Shawna discuss family, travel and life in Abu Dhabi.
16:03
December 10, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with the Head of Science at RIS (Secondary), Amanda Narkiewicz.
In this episode, Mark and Amanda discuss hopes, dream, MMA and much much more! Have a listen!
14:50
December 4, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with the King of Action - Jared Johnson (PYP Grade 4 Teacher)
In this episode, Mark speaks with Jared Johnson about the Military, Taking Action and Goals. Enjoy
13:08
November 14, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with RIS International Vice Principal Kathryn Simms.
In this episode, Mark and Kath discuss uniforms, family, the future of education and much much more!
13:60
November 4, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with the amazingly talented Walter Clarke Jr.
In this episode, Mark and Walter discuss podcasting, basketball and much much more! Enjoy!
17:57
October 28, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with artist and teacher Carlos Noguera.
In this episode, Carlos and Mark discuss Miami, the journey of an artist and the future of arts education.
20:34
October 19, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with the Executive Principal of Raha Int. School Iain Colledge
Mark Ryan sits down with Iain Colledge to discuss the develop of Raha Khalifa Campus.
12:13
October 9, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with Early Years teacher Lisa Templeton.
Mark and Lisa discuss her unique journey into the field of education, the future and life in the UAE.
16:30
October 8, 2019
Season 2 (Poor Volume): Iain Colledge (Executive Principal) and Mark Ryan (Host)
Mark Ryan sits down with Iain Colledge to discuss the development of the Raha Khalifa Campus.
14:07
October 2, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with Muge Okur from RIS International School.
Mark and Muge discuss parenting, the future, goals and much more!
19:56
September 30, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with Blair Hoover (Head of Grade 6) from Raha International School.
In this episode, Mark and Blair discuss parenting, curriculum, getting old and much much more
19:36
September 21, 2019
Season 2: Mark Ryan sits down with the CEO of @taaleem to discuss a variety of topics.
Mark Ryan and Alan Williamson (CEO) @taaleem sit down and discuss goals, mentors, 2030 and much much more
25:59
September 12, 2019
Education: Episode 17 (Full): Mark Ryan sits down with Saeed Smith from Raha International School.
Mark and Saeed discuss families, identify, “thinkers”, running and much much more! Check it out!
13:39
July 5, 2019
Education: Episode 16 (Full) Mark Ryan sits down Casey James from Raha International School.
Mark Ryan and Casey James discuss living in Yellowknife, travelling abroad, working with your partner and much much more! Have a listen!
15:49
June 26, 2019
Education: Episode 15 (Full) George Scorgie, Lise Farquhar and Mark Ryan discuss the IB Global Con.
In this episode, Mark, George and Lise discuss stage fright, fear vs excitement, The IB Global Conference and so much more! Check it out!
17:18
June 17, 2019
Education: Episode 14 (Full) Mark Ryan sits down with Teacher and Curriculum Leader Alison Wighton.
Mark and Alison discuss friends, Netflix, vision, vices and so much more! Check it out!
16:40
June 12, 2019
Education - Episode 13 (Full): Questioning Mark sits down with Luke Clarke.
@markryanpod speaks with Luke Clarke about family, @iborganization, @ufc and much more! Listen up!
17:45
May 14, 2019
Education - Episode 12 (Full): Questioning Mark sits down with Walter Clarke
Mark Ryan sits down with Walter Clarke. The two discuss everything from books to legacies! Check it out!
15:34
May 13, 2019
Episode 11 (Poor Volume): Questionilng Mark sits down with Kim Halavatau
Mark Ryan sits down with Mr Kim from @ris_primary to discuss family, blockers, rugby and so much more! Have a listen!
16:04
May 1, 2019
Episode 10 (Part 3): Questioning Mark sits down with CEO @taaleem Ros Marshall
The final in a three part series with the CEO of @taaleem Ros Marshall. It was an absolute pleasure to speak with Ros and I hope everyone enjoys listening to the final 7 minutes of our conversation.
07:06
April 27, 2019
Episode 09: (Part 2) Questioning Mark sits down with the CEO of @taaleem Ros Marshall
In this episode, CEO Ros Marshall explains why she gave the entire organisation her cellphone number...and much more!
09:15
April 24, 2019
Episode 08 (Full): Questioning Mark sits down with the @ris_principal Iain Colledge.
Mark Ryan and Mr Iain discuss a variety of topics from family to the development of the new school: Raha Khalifa City Campus. Check it out!
10:28
April 20, 2019
Episode 07 (Part 1): Questioning Mark sits down with @taaleem CEO Ros Marshall
In this episode (part 1/3), Mark Ryan speaks with Ros Marshall about travel, family,”soft power” and so much more!
11:05
April 15, 2019
Episode 06 (Full): Questioning Mark and Kathryn Simms
In this episode, host Mark Ryan talks with the Head of Secondary at Raha International School, Kathryn Simms. The two discuss family, first impressions, F.R.I.E.N.D.S and much much more. Join us, we’d love to have you!
17:43
March 30, 2019
Education - Episode 05 (Part 2): Questioning Mark with Jerome Geronimo @pypjerome
Part Two: Mark Ryan sits down with the blogger/teacher/father - the list goes on. Of course, I’m talking about Jerome Geronimo. Mark and Jerome have a brief chat about life, kids and the future. Will Jerome ever leave the classroom? Have a listen and find out! Enjoy!
14:29
March 29, 2019
Education - Episode 05 (Part 1): Questioning Mark with Jerome Geronimo
In Part One of the podcast with Jerome Geronimo, host Mark Ryan sparks conversation about the holidays, the weather, The Toronto Maple Leafs and much much more...come join us!
13:39
March 28, 2019
Education - Episode 04 (Full): Questioning Mark with Jasmine Taylor and Nicola Neethling
Join Host, Mark Ryan as he chats with Jasmine Taylor (leaving Head) and Nicola Neethling (arriving Head) about leaving and arriving at Raha International School. This episode is filled with laughter, tears and interrupting Senior Leadership. Enjoy! Best of luck, Jasmine!
14:11
March 28, 2019
Episode 03 (Full): Questioning Mark with Scott Hunter
In this episode, host Mark Ryan sits down with the Scottish PE Star, Scott Hunter. Scott talks about volleyball, inspirational leaders, getting a tan and so much more! Join us for the chat now!
15:28
March 27, 2019
Episode 02 (Full): Questioning Mark with Michael Baty
In this episode, host Mark Ryan speaks with the Head of Primary from Raha International School in Abu Dhabi, Michael Baty. Michael talks about the role of technology in schools, morning walks, necklaces and much much more! Enjoy!
19:34
March 24, 2019
Episode 01 (Full): Questioning Mark with Jasmine Taylor
First Full Episode of Questioning Mark - a podcast hosted and produced by RIS PYP teacher, Mark Ryan. In this FULL episode, Mark speaks with the Head of Early Years, Jasmine Taylor. The two speak about the education journey, the growth of Raha International School and Malcolm Gladwell’s hair - much more! Enjoy!
21:45
March 19, 2019