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Craig Barton interviews guests from the wonderful world of education about their approaches to teaching, educational research and more.

Mr Barton Maths Podcast Craig Barton

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Craig Barton interviews guests from the wonderful world of education about their approaches to teaching, educational research and more.

    Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 – Day 3

    Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 – Day 3

    Join Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I as we reflect on what we learned from Day 3 of the Mathematical Association 2021 virtual conference, discussing topics such as:


    Colin Foster's brilliant opening keynote about what it means to "understand" something
    Angles as a measure of turn
    TIMMS data
    Good tasks and how to adapt them
    And more!


    You can access all the links on the episode show notes page here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/conference-takeaways-mathematical-association-conference-2021-day-3/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 – Day 2

    Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 – Day 2

    Join Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I as we reflect on what we learned from Day 2 of the Mathematical Association 2021 virtual conference, discussing topics such as:


    Hannah Fry's keynote on communication
    Transition from GCSE to A Level this summer
    Talking maths with your children
    Parental support for learning in general
    My session on misconceptions with area and perimeter
    And more!

    You can access all the links on the episode show notes page here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/conference-takeaways-mathematical-association-conference-2021-day-2/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 - Day 1

    Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 - Day 1

    Join Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I as we reflect on what we learned from Day 1 of the Mathematical Association 2021 virtual conference, discussing topics such as:


    Black mathematicians, 
    Creating a Low Threshold High Ceiling Classroom, 
    What makes a good task?, 
    Misconceptions
    Paper folding
    Ratio and proportion
    Mathematical diagrams
    Ofsted

    You can access all the links on the episode show notes page here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/conference-takeaways-mathematical-association-conference-2021-day-1/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Michael Pershan: Teaching with worked examples - part 2

    Michael Pershan: Teaching with worked examples - part 2

    In a follow-up to Part 1, US teacher, blogger and author Michael Pershan joins me to compare and contrast our two approaches to delivering worked examples. And then we discuss two fresh and fascinating areas: the role of mistakes in worked examples, and then the issue of using names in worked examples (either real or fictions). I loved this conversation. 

    For more information about today’s guest, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/michael-pershan-teaching-with-worked-examples-part-2/

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Michael Pershan: Teaching with worked examples - part 1

    Michael Pershan: Teaching with worked examples - part 1

    In a podcast cross-over episode, Ollie Lovell from the wonderful  Education Reading Room podcast interviews US teacher, blogger and author  Michael Pershan about worked examples. How does Michael plan his worked  examples, what do they look like in the classroom, what does the  research say, and why is self-explanation so important?

    For more information about today’s guest, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/michael-pershan-teaching-with-worked-examples-part-1/ 

    • 2 hr 22 min
    Doug Lemov: Tips for the return to classrooms

    Doug Lemov: Tips for the return to classrooms

    Doug Lemov returns to the podcast to share tips for the return to classrooms. Sharing takeaways from 3 books - Teach like a Champion 3.0, Teaching in online classrooms and the Coach's guide to teaching - Doug provides strategies, theories and resources to help make the return to classrooms as effective as possible

    For more information about today’s guest, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/doug-lemov-tips-for-the-return-to-classrooms/

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

mrs_sever ,

A Favorite

This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts. Mr. Barton’s conversations with amazing teachers are enlightening, thought provoking and entertaining. I have learned immensely from him and his guests not only about math teaching but also about education in different parts of the world. Please, continue your amazing work and continue being perpetually curious!

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.

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