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Hello! My name is Craig Barton and I am a secondary school maths teacher, the TES Maths Adviser, creator of mrbartonmaths.com, diagnosticquestions.com, the author of "How I wish I'd taught maths", and a bit of a maths geek. This is my podcast!

Each episode, I interview someone from the world of education who interests and inspires me. They may be a maths teacher, such as Dan Meyer, Kris Boulton and Greg Ashman, or they may be from the wider world of education, such as Dylan Wiliam, Tom Bennett or Robert and Elizabeth Bjork. We cover issues such as lesson planning, problem solving, motivation, cognitive conflict, behaviour, memory, cognitive load theory, and a lot more.

Be warned, these interviews are intended to be long and in depth, and are probably best digested across a few journeys to work or a few laps of the park with your dog. At lot of people are using them as CPD on the move! I hope you find my guests as interesting and inspiring as I do, and please help spread the word!

You can contact me on Twitter, where I am @mrbartonmaths

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Hello! My name is Craig Barton and I am a secondary school maths teacher, the TES Maths Adviser, creator of mrbartonmaths.com, diagnosticquestions.com, the author of "How I wish I'd taught maths", and a bit of a maths geek. This is my podcast!

Each episode, I interview someone from the world of education who interests and inspires me. They may be a maths teacher, such as Dan Meyer, Kris Boulton and Greg Ashman, or they may be from the wider world of education, such as Dylan Wiliam, Tom Bennett or Robert and Elizabeth Bjork. We cover issues such as lesson planning, problem solving, motivation, cognitive conflict, behaviour, memory, cognitive load theory, and a lot more.

Be warned, these interviews are intended to be long and in depth, and are probably best digested across a few journeys to work or a few laps of the park with your dog. At lot of people are using them as CPD on the move! I hope you find my guests as interesting and inspiring as I do, and please help spread the word!

You can contact me on Twitter, where I am @mrbartonmaths

    Special episode: Online learning during the Covid-19 outbreak

    Special episode: Online learning during the Covid-19 outbreak

    On this special episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Ollie Bowles, Jim Noble and Richard Wade from the Toulouse International School about what they have earned about teaching remotely in the early stagesContinue reading

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Conference Takeaways: MathsConf22 – Manchester – March 2020

    Conference Takeaways: MathsConf22 – Manchester – March 2020

    *** This episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast is kindly sponsored by the engineering “Take a Closer Look” campaign To find out more please visit here *** Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton MathsContinue reading

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Daisy Christodoulou – Teachers vs Tech!

    Daisy Christodoulou – Teachers vs Tech!

    On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, I spoke to Daisy Christodoulou. Daisy is a former English teacher and the former Head of Assessment at Ark Schools. She now works for No More Marking,Continue reading

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Topics in Depth: Angles and parallel lines with Jo Morgan (supported by TES)

    Topics in Depth: Angles and parallel lines with Jo Morgan (supported by TES)

    Something different from this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast. This is the second episode in the Topics in Depth series, with me and Jo Morgan. Following on from Episode 1 on Indices, this timeContinue reading

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Kris Boulton – Part 3: Is cognitive science almost useless for designing effective teaching?

    Kris Boulton – Part 3: Is cognitive science almost useless for designing effective teaching?

    *** This episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast is kindly sponsored by TES To find out more about their essential resource packs for teachers, please visit here *** On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast I spoke to KrisContinue reading

    • 2 hr 59 min
    Exam malpractice – Inside Exams with AQA

    Exam malpractice – Inside Exams with AQA

    Something a bit different for this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast You may or may not know that I also host a podcast called Inside Exams, where I go behind the scenes of theContinue reading

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

spin911 ,

Amazing teaching professional development podcast

This is an amazing podcast for teachers - K-12 and beyond - or those who have an interest in learning - to dive into. Really long, in-depth episodes (2 hours+ is norm) with all the major cognitive science researchers and thoughtful “chalkface” practitioners in the areas of memory, Cognitive Load Theory, formative assessment, and teacher training among other subjects. New episodes are great but don’t sleep on the wide back catalogue. It’s wonderful to hear from returning guests as the host asks them ‘what have you changed your mind on?’ Important to see how researchers continue to think and evolve what is “known”. Also would recommend Craig Barton’s book(s) and his websites are wonderful teaching resources (albeit only for math).

Randall88809 ,

Fantastic resource - not just for math teachers

Craig takes you along on his journey to learn from true experts in the field of math teaching. In each episode he drills deep into his guest’s beliefs and practices for teaching in general as well as teaching math in particular. Craig asks the questions you want him to ask, and makes a practice of challenging the guest to learn more. There is a firm foundation in research, lots of resources provided by Craig and guest, and I have never listened to a podcast without a page of notes and something that has transformed my teaching in a significant way.

RTnottakenyet ,

Best Education Podcast I’ve found!

I’m a new CTE teacher in California, coming from the Silicon Valley startup world. I have tried out a dozen plus ed and ed tech podcasts and while I’ve only listened to the 2 interviews w Dylan Wiliam, these are by far my fav. I learned more and got more leads of stuff to follow up on that at an entire 3 day conference. I’m looking forward to listening to more!

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