Hello and welcome to Digging for the why – the podcast for maths teachers of Years 5-8 looking at continuity and why we need to dig for the why in our lessons.
In this episode, Alison and Andy discuss the following:
- Andy apologises for a lack of knowledge of adjectives
- Do we take into account the difference in how children conceptualise maths to teachers?
- Clarity in the classroom – is there a difference between what the teacher thinks the lesson was vs what the student thinks the lesson was
- Move from planning what we want students to have ‘done’ in the lesson to how we want the students to have ‘thought’ in the lesson
- Give value to the students’ years in maths to date
- Do we empathise enough about the transition into Y7 for our students?
- A consistent school culture can lead to consistency in classrooms and have a positive impact on teaching and learning
- Do secondary school teachers give enough credit to what students have learnt in primary schools? Spoiler alert: NO!
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