pi-top with Jesse Lozano. LF027

Jesse Lozano joins me on the Learning on Fire podcast and explores the most important learning and educational moments that shaped his life.

Our guest – Jesse Lozano

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Lozano is CEO and co-founder of pi-top, the world’s leading creative learning company with a simple idea that a ‘maker-mindset’ is essential to developing the skills we all need to be future ready.

Jesse launched the business in 2014 and has grown pi-top into a leading education innovation platform. pi-top stems from Jesse’s interest in affordable technology and how it can be utilised to democratise STEM based education across the world.

In 2018, Jesse was named EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year with judges describing his vision and steadfast attitude as inspiring. Jesse’s flair and innovation also won him the Rising Star Award at the same event.

Jesse studied Political Science and Government at Royal Holloway then later on, Law, at King’s College London. He graduated in 2009 and 2012 respectively.

 

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

1. Who are you?
2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
3. What was valuable about your school experience?
4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
5. Who did you admire when you were young?
6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
8. What advice would you give your younger self?
9. What does your future look like?
10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

Resources mentioned

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Contact information

https://www.pi-top.com/

 

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National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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Oxfordshire Headteachers’ Conference – NAPE 020

https://www.oxonheadsconf.org.uk

 

Below you can see the conference programme and links for those organisations who chatted to me on the podcast.

www.archoxfordshire.org.uk

https://one-eighty.org.uk

http://fabresearch.com/schoolsurveys.htm

Oxfordshire Outdoor Learning Trust

 

Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West & Abingdon

 

Layla Moran is a Physics teacher by profession, formerly working in a state secondary school, as a Head of Year in an international school and latterly with an Oxford-based Education organisation.

 

She read Physics at Imperial College and holds an MA in Comparative Education.  She is a school governor at a primary school in her constituency. Layla was inspired to go into politics by her passion to see that every child, no matter their background, should have a fair chance of making the best of this world. She overturned a 9,500 vote Conservative majority to win Oxford West & Abingdon in June 2017.  She is the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Education, and sits also on the Public Accounts Select Committee.

 

Layla has an international background; she has lived in many countries including Belgium, Greece, Ethiopia, Jamaica and Jordan and speaks French fluently along with some Spanish, Arabic and Greek.

 

Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE DL

 

Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE DL was born in Trinidad in 1949 and came to England as a 10 year old child in 1960. She left school at 16 with the aim of becoming Britain’s first ever black woman bank manager but changed direction and became an actress, presenter, writer, independent producer, working peer and an active advocate for the welfare, care and education of children throughout the world. She has also headed a successful film and television production company.
She has been in show business for 48 years appearing on stage, film, radio and television. She became a household name through her appearances in the iconic children’s programmes Playschool and PlayAway. After 42 years she still appears on children’s television, her greatest love.

 

She has written over 30 books and in 2016 her book ‘Coming to England’ was chosen as a ‘Guardian Children’s Book of the Year’.  Her broadcasting work has been recognised with numerous awards, including an OBE in 2001, a Special Lifetime Achievement BAFTA Award in 2004 and the J.M Barrie Lifetime Award in 2012 for her lasting cultural legacy. In 2013 she was made a Fellow of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and last year she was appointed as President of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.
She was Chancellor of the University of Exeter for 10 years and became famous for hugging every graduate imploring them to ‘change the world’. When she stepped down as Chancellor the University put up a statue of her in recognition of her contribution to the City of Exeter.

 

She was the first woman Trinidadian to be elevated to the House of Lords in 2010 and speaks on children’s, diversity and media issues and recently was successful in getting the government to bring in legislation for commercial broadcasters to provide UK made television programmes. This year she was granted Honorary Freedom of the City of London and the Prime Minister appointed her Chair of the Windrush Commemoration Committee to create a lasting memorial to celebrate the contribution to Britain made by the Windrush Generation.

 

2019 Conference Programme

Wednesday 27 February
Doors open at midday for any individual headteacher, or groups of heads who wish to meet and lunch at their own expense
15.00: Trade Fair
16.00: Welcome: Lynn Knapp, Chair of the Oxon Heads’ Conference Committee
16.10: David Clarke – Deputy Director Education Oxfordshire County Council
16.30: Andy Buck:  Six Secrets to Success – powerful habits that school leaders at all levels can adopt for maximum impact on pupil outcomes
17.30: New Heads half hour, and Trade Fair
19.00: Oxon Young Musicians
19.30: Dinner
Thursday 28 February
09.00: Welcome
09.10: Floyd Woodrow: Compass For Life – Elite Leadership and Performance
10.05: Workshop org/Break/Trade Fair
10.55: Workshops:  Luke Bramhall: Poverty Proofing the School Day,  Brookes University (Rachel Payne and James Bird): Developing curriculum in partnership: embedding the visual arts, Brookes University (Adrienne Duggan): Using Drama to Explore Science, Floyd Woodrow: Compass for Life – Elite Leadership and Performance, Rikki Arundel: Supporting gender variant pupils in schools
11.55 to 12.05 change over
12.05: Rikki Arundel: Rethinking Sex and Gender
13.00: Lunch
14.00: Workshops
15.00: Break/Trade Fair
15.30: Professor Becky Parker: “You are never too young to be a scientist”
16.30: Trade Fair
19.30: Dinner: with prize giving
21.15: After dinner entertainment
22.00: Disco
Friday 1 March
09.15: Conference recommences
09.30:  Layla Moran MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, and Lib/Dem spokeswoman for education; The Future of Education, followed by discussion on Oxfordshire and national educational matters
10.30: Break
11.00: David Clarke: chairs pupil projects in Oxon schools
11.45: Conference evaluation
12.00: Baroness Floella Benjamin: Childhood lasts a lifetime
13.00: Conference ends

 

 

 

 

 

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Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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087: LitFilmFest English & Literacy Season 6 Launch

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 every week I will give you a FREE English resource from teachingpacks.co.uk for you to download and use in your classroom. See below.

 

On todays show I chat to Dominic Traynor from LitFilmFest

LitFilmFest helps future-proof young learners. Our award-winning projects accelerate progress in Primary English and develop the 21st century skills needed for success in the future.

What is LitFilmFest?

We create classroom projects which help schools future-proof young learners. Our award winning resource accelerate progress in English and develop leaders of the future with the 21st century skills needed for success. Our process is simple:

  1. Choose a LitFilmFest literacy project matched to the National Curriculum
  2. Download the resources and teach, improving writing progress and increasing pupil engagement using video making
  3. Share your literacy with your community, and with us, to give writing purpose

Why use LitFilmFest?

Our projects won the Institute Of Education’s EDUCATE award for improving KS2 English by 3.75 times the UK national average rate of progress. We also won the Teach Primary award for our Pupil Parliament project and the COBIS Member of the Year award for LitFilmFest Luxembourg.

Find out more:

www.litfilmfest.com

Social Media Information

@litfilmfest

 

 

 

To celebrate our English & Literacy season TeachingPacks.co.uk have generously given you the opportunity to download some of their wonderful resources for FREE. During each week of this season I will add a new resource for you to use in your class.

This week:

 

 

 

 

Introduce a new word to your class every day with our ‘word of the day’ posters. Share the posters on your interactive whiteboard or use them on a classroom display. Can you challenge your children to use today’s word in their writing? 125 words are included.

To download the pack please click the link below.

The Wonderful Words Pack

 

Mark Warner from Teaching Packs has given Education on Fire a coupon code for you to join their membership of Teaching Packs Plus for just £19.50.

Please click below for details.

www.teachingpacks.co.uk/educationonfire

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National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

 

 

 

Thank you and keep inspiring,

Mark

Creator/Host Education On Fire Podcast Network

www.EducationOnFire.com

 

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Resource sharing and thank you. LF026

Today I look back at the first 25 episodes of the Learning on Fire Podcast.

I say a big thank to my guests who have shared:

The most important learning and educational moments that shaped their lives and enabled them to live with a sense of purpose, meaning and significance.’

I talk about some of the books, podcasts, films, songs and resources that have had an influence on them, all of which are shared on the show notes of each episode.

I like to think of the podcast as a half hour conversation where the interviewee shares the most important things they have learned in life that they would wish to pass on to the next generation.

I ask these 10 questions to each guest.

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Show Sponsor

National Association for Primary Education

Our aim is to achieve a higher priority for the education of children from birth to 13. High quality learning in the early years of life is vitally important to the creation of an educated society. Young children are not simply preparing for the future, they are living a never to be repeated time of life and the best way to learn is to live.

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