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 are joined by a special guest, Tom Rainbow (@CoreMathsTom). Together they discuss the following:
Tom’s thoughts on challenging and motivating students
Andy’s son passes the Men In Black interview process
Do we help students awareness of what they know and don’t know?
- Teachers should model thinking in class
- Whose responsibility is it to embed problem-solving time in lessons?
- Does a schools’ vision for maths impact on what happens in the classroom?
- How do I plan a lesson as a new teacher that can challenge and motivate students and it doesn’t wear me out by half term?
- Using ‘I wonder’ and ‘I notice’ statements to engage and motivate
- Teachers owning the lesson but still letting the students have space to explore and discover
Links to things mentioned in this episode:
- Ken Robinson’s TED talk – Do schools kill creativity?
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Our intro/outro was produced by a talented young creative – check out his Soundcloud.