Mr Barton Maths Podcast

By Craig Barton

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 Jan 11, 2020
Every Maths teacher should subscribe - free teacher training, expert guests skillfully interviewed. Essential listening.

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 Jan 25, 2019
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Craig Barton interviews guests from the wonderful world of education about their approaches to teaching, educational research and more.

Episode Date
Ollie Lovell: relations, regulation, leadership & tools for teachers
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Ollie Lovell is a maths teacher from sunny Australia. He is also a head of department, blogger, research ravager, pioneering podcaster, and best-selling author. He joins me to discuss the key ideas from his book: Tools for Teachers. We focus on two key areas: regulation & relationships, and leadership. Ollie offers his usual dose of practical, actionable takeaways that any teacher can try.

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/ollie-lovell-tools-for-teachers/

Apr 01, 2022
Introducing... Tips for Teachers!
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This episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast is a taster of my new project: Tips for Teachers (check out the website here: tipsforteachers.co.uk )

Each episode of the Tips for Teachers podcast features a guest sharing 5 tips to improve any aspect of teaching life.

To get you in the mood, I wanted to share one tip from each of my first five guests:

  • Adam Boxer: To reduce “choppy time” in lessons, use a Front Loaded Means of Participation and wait for Golden Silence
  • Jo Morgan: Don’t forget the respond part of responsive teaching
  • Tom Sherrington: Start with whoever got 8 out of 10
  • Jemma Sherwood: Plan sequences not lessons
  • Harry Fletcher-Wood: Do less, but better

Please help support the Tips for Teachers podcast by:

1. Subscribing on your podcast platform of choice (you can find links to the most common platforms here: tipsforteachers.co.uk/podcast)

2. Rating and reviewing the Tips for Teachers podcast

3. Telling your friends and colleagues about it

4. Visiting the Tips for Teachers website: tipsforteachers.co.uk

Thanks so much!

Mar 25, 2022
Adam Boxer: explanations, retrieval and maths & science working together
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Adam Boxer is a science teacher, author and creator of Carousel Learning. He joins me to discuss the key ideas from his book: Teaching Secondary Science: a complete guide, including What makes a good explanation? What role does silence play in Adam’s lessons, and how has this changed over the years? Is it important maths and science departments work together? If so, how? What role does technology have to play in terms of retrieval? Observation feedback, engaging with research, and so much more. 

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/adam-boxer-explanations-retrieval-and-maths-science-working-together/

Dec 16, 2021
Dan Draper: Overlearning and conceptual leaps
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I have been a big fan of Dan’s work for a few years now. Along with last episode’s guest, Paul Rowlandson, Dan’s blog is one of the few I have notifications on for new posts because I find it essential reading. I love the way Dan reflects on his thinking from the ideas he tries out in his lessons. In this episode we discuss overlearning and conceptual leaps.

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/dan-draper-overlearning-and-conceptual-leaps/

Oct 21, 2021
Paul Rowlandson: Getting mixed up with interleaving
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Paul is a maths teacher with a strong interest in research - so much so that he is now embarking upon a doctorate. He also holds the prestigious title of being Jo Morgan’s favourite maths blogger. In this conversation we discuss Paul's research into Interleaving - what is it, what is it not, and how can teachers harness its power?

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/paul-rowlandson-getting-mixed-up-with-interleaving/

Sep 27, 2021
Jo Morgan - depth and sequencing of the maths curriculum
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Jo is a legend of the maths teaching community. Her website, resourceaholic, is the go-to site for many teachers to find hand-picked, curated, top-quality resources and her Maths Gems series of posts are a must read for the latest mathematical gold out there. Jo joins me to discuss the importance of depth and sequencing when thinking about maths curricula.

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/jo-morgan-depth-and-sequencing-of-the-maths-curriculum/

Sep 13, 2021
Tom Harbour: engaging parents in their children's learning
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Tom is the CEO at Learning with Parents. Regular listeners might recall that I was lucky enough to attend Tom’s session at the virtual MA conference earlier this year, and I loved it. The session was all about how schools can engage parents in their children’s learning, and dispelled a few myths I held to be true. About 2 minutes into that session, I knew I wanted Tom on the show, and fortunately he was kind enough to accept my invitation.

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/tom-harbour-engaging-parents-in-their-childrens-learning/

Jul 18, 2021
Research in Action 19: Teaching mixed-attainment with Tom Francome
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This is an episode from season 2 of the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

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/research-in-action-19-teaching-mixed-attainment-with-tom-francome/

Jul 12, 2021
Research in Action 18: Comparative judgement with Ian Jones
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This is an episode from season 2 of the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

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/research-in-action-18-comparative-judgement-with-ian-jones/

Jul 05, 2021
Research in Action 17: Executive function with Camilla Gilmore
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This is an episode from season 2 of the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

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/research-in-action-17-executive-function-with-camilla-gilmore/

Jun 28, 2021
Research in Action 16: Writing a maths curriculum with Colin Foster
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This is an episode from season 2 of the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

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/research-in-action-16-writing-a-maths-curriculum-with-colin-foster/

Jun 21, 2021
Research in Action 15: Children’s early understanding of number with Francesco Sella
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This is an episode from season 2 of the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

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/research-in-action-15-childrens-early-understanding-of-number-with-francesco-sella/

Jun 14, 2021
Research in Action 14: Counting in the animal kingdom with Krzysztof Cipora
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This is an episode from season 2 of the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

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/research-in-action-14-counting-in-the-animal-kingdom-with-krzysztof-cipora/

Jun 07, 2021
Research in Action 13: The self-explanation effect and how experts read maths differently with Lara Alcock
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This is an episode from season 2 of the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

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/research-in-action-13-the-self-explanation-effect-and-how-experts-read-maths-differently-with-lara-alcock/

Jun 01, 2021
Research in Action 12: Inquiry as a way of being with Barbara Jaworski
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This is an episode from season 2 of the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

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/research-in-action-12-inquiry-as-a-way-of-being-with-barbara-jaworski/

May 24, 2021
Research in Action 11: University transition and oral assessments with Paola Iannone
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This is an episode from season 2 of the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.


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/research-in-action-11-university-transition-and-oral-assessments-with-paola-iannone/

May 16, 2021
Christian Bokhove: Coherence, textbooks and research best bets
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Christian is an Associate Professor of Maths Education at the University of Southampton. In this conversation we discuss the importance of coherence in a curriculum, why a god textbook is so important, and what are his best bets for education research?

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/christian-bokhove-coherence-textbooks-and-research-best-bets/

Apr 30, 2021
Anne Watson and Kris Boulton in conversation
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Anne Watson and Kris Boulton join me to discuss their answers to 8 big questions in maths education:

1. What do you see as the goals of mathematics education?

2. What does it mean to “be fluent” in something in mathematics, and is fluency important?

3. What does it mean to “understand” something in mathematics, and is understanding important?

4. Please tell us about one of your favourite maths resources/activities. Why do you like it?

5. What do you see as the key similarities and differences between variation theory and Engelmann's approach to direct instruction?

6. Is the distinction between a “novice” and an “expert” a useful one? If not, why not? If so, how might we tell if a student has moved from being one to being the other?

7. What - if anything - are the most important things for teachers to know and implement from cognitive science research?

8. What is an example of something important that you have changed your mind about?

You can access all the links on the episode show notes page here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/anne-watson-and-kris-boulton-in-conversation/



Apr 16, 2021
Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 – Day 3
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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/

Apr 10, 2021
Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 – Day 2
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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/

Apr 09, 2021
Conference Takeaways: Mathematical Association Conference 2021 - Day 1
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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/

Apr 01, 2021
Michael Pershan: Teaching with worked examples - part 2
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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/

Mar 19, 2021
Michael Pershan: Teaching with worked examples - part 1
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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/ 

Mar 19, 2021
Doug Lemov: Tips for the return to classrooms
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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/

Mar 06, 2021
CLASSIC EPISODE (April 2017): Dani Quinn - Part 1 - Michaela School, Planning Lessons, Low Stakes Tests
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This is a reissue of a classic episode from back in April 2017. When changing podcast provider, the original episode didn’t copy across, and as it is one of my favourites (and most controversial), I didn’t want to lose it. So, here is it again I all its 3+ hours of glory.

Even if you have heard the episode before, it might be worth another listen, bearing in mind that 3 years after we recorded this, Dani and her team helped their students achieve the best GCSE results in the country.

The original show notes and links are here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/dani-quinn-part-1-michaela-school-planning-lessons-low-stakes-tests/

Enjoy, and I will be back with some new episodes soon

Feb 08, 2021
Jo Morgan: tips and resources for teaching online
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Jo Morgan returns to the show to discuss how she is approaching online teaching 6 months on from when she first experienced it. It turns out lots has changed. Jo has some great advice and resources for making remote teaching effective and manageable.

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/jo-morgan-teaching-key-stage-3-maths/ 

Jan 31, 2021
Ollie Lovell: Cognitive Load Theory in Action
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Ollie Lovell returns to the show to discuss one of our favourite subject - Cognitive Load Theory. But instead of going over the usual stuff, Ollie talks about the things surprised him whilst doing research for his new book, what Cigntive Load Theory has to say about remote teaching and online lessons, and finally Ollie helps me get my head around some aspects of the theory that I have long found confusing!

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/ollie-lovell-cognitive-load-theory-in-action/ 

Jan 26, 2021
Research in Action 10: When to tell and teaching algebra with Dave Hewitt
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-10-when-to-tell-and-teaching-algebra-with-dave-hewitt/  

Dec 09, 2020
Research in Action 9: PhDs and maths textbooks with Beth Woollacott
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-9-phds-and-maths-textbooks-with-beth-woollacott/

Dec 06, 2020
Research in Action 8: Numbers and space with Krzysztof Cipora
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-8-numbers-and-space-with-krzysztof-cipora/ 

Dec 02, 2020
Research in Action 7: Designing and interpreting educational research with Matthew Inglis
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-7-designing-and-interpreting-educational-research-with-matthew-inglis/ 

Nov 29, 2020
Research in Action 6: Cognitive Load Theory with Ouhao Chen
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-6-cognitive-load-theory-with-ouhao-chen/ 

Nov 25, 2020
Research in Action 5: Fingers and game-based apps with Korbinian Moeller
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-5-fingers-and-game-based-apps-with-korbinian-moeller/ 

Nov 22, 2020
Research in Action 4: Maths anxiety with Kelly Trezise
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-4-maths-anxiety-with-kelly-trezise/ 

Nov 18, 2020
Research in Action 3: Estimation, equals and working memory with Iro Xenidou-Dervou
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-3-estimation-equals-and-working-memory-with-iro-xenidou-dervou/ 

Nov 15, 2020
Research in Action 2: Parental engagement with Tim Jay
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-2-parental-engagement-with-tim-jay/ 

Nov 11, 2020
Research in Action 1: Language and Dyscalculia with Julia Bahnmuller
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The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.

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/research-in-action-1-language-and-dyscalculia-with-julia-bahnmuller/ 

Nov 08, 2020
Peps McCrea: Motivated teaching
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Peps McCrea returns to the podcast to talk about the secret ingredient in learning - motivation. Peps argues that it is motivation that dictates what students pay attention to, and it is what they pay attention to that determines what they are likely to remember. Peps describes the 5 core drivers of motivation, and provides practical suggestions for how teachers can tap into these in their classrooms. A must listen!

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/peps-mccrea-motivated-teaching/ 

Oct 30, 2020
Jo Morgan: Teaching Key Stage 3 maths
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Jo Morgan returns to the show to discuss how she is finding it this year with no GCSE or A Level classes. It turns out she is loving it, and we discuss in depth the beauty of teaching Key Stage 3 maths, the mistakes she sees other schools make with this phase, and the simple strategies for improvement that any school or teacher could implement.

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/jo-morgan-teaching-key-stage-3-maths/ 

Oct 22, 2020
Conference Takeaways: MathsConf24 (online!)
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Join me and Jo Morgan for a Conference Takeaways podcast from the second ever online MathsConf. We discuss a controversy about moving the decimal point, the importance of tasks, ratio tables, Increasingly difficult questions, technology, maths tricks, Times tables and much, much more.

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/conference-takeaways-mathsconf24-online/ 

Oct 03, 2020
Mark Healy – Part 2: Sleep, growth mindset and teaching amid Covid-19
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Mark is a psychology teacher and Deputy Head from Scotland who joins me for the second time to discuss the challenges of teaching amidst the Cobid-19 outbreak, the importance of sleep for both students and teachers, and he thoughts about Dwek's growth mindset. Hopefully this episode will keep you awake... in a good way.

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/mark-healy-part-2-sleep-growth-mindset-and-teaching-amid-covid-19/ 

Sep 11, 2020
Jemma Sherwood – Part 2: Preparing for September 2020 & being a Head of Department
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Jemma returns to the show for a surprisingly maths-less episode as she discusses her and her department's plans for what will prove to be a challenging return to school in September 2020, as well as sharing advice for Heads of Department that is timeless.

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/jemma-sherwood-part-2-preparing-for-september-2020-being-a-head-of-department/ 

Aug 22, 2020
Adele Bates: Behaviour and relationships
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Adele has transitioned from an opera singer to a teachers, specialising working with students who have behavioral challenges both in mainstream schools and alternative provision centres. In this episode Adele shares her experiences, anecdotes and advice that will be useful to all teachers no matter how experienced you may be.

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/adele-bates-behaviour-and-relationships/ 

Jul 21, 2020
Jonathan Hall: MathsBot, teaching visually and behaving mathematically
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Jonathan Hall, the creator of the incredible MathsBot website joins be to discuss why he has moved to teaching in a more visual way, what this looks like in the classroom in terms of physical manipulatives versus virtual manipulatives, and what he means by behaving mathematically.

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/jonathan-hall-mathsbot-teaching-visually-and-behaving-mathematically/ 

Jul 08, 2020
Conference Takeaways: MathsConf23 (online!)
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Join me and Jo Morgan for a Conference Takeaways podcast from the first ever online MathsConf. We discuss online CPD, Don Steward, magical maths, exact trig values, misconceptions with angles, teaching the what before the why, and much, much more.

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/conference-takeaways-mathsconf23-online/  

Jun 21, 2020
Mark Healy: Cognitive science versus cognitive psychology
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Psychology teacher and Deputy Head, Mark Healy, joins me to discuss the distinction between cognitive science and cognitive psychology, their potential misuse in schools, and how schools can build a culture whereby staff willingly engage in meaningful CPD. Mark will also return soon to discuss sleep!

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/mark-healy-cognitive-science-versus-cognitive-psychology/ 

Jun 14, 2020
Robert Kaplinsky: Depth of Knowledge, Open Middle Problems and effective CPD
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Robert is a US maths educationalist and all round legend. He is the brains behind the Open Middle website, and the depth of knowledge framework. In this episode we delve deep into problem solving using those two key ideas as a stimulus, and also discuss effective CPD. It is a good one!

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/robert-kaplinky-depth-of-knowledge-open-middle-problems-and-effective-cpd/ 

May 22, 2020
Teaching from Home: Jamie Frost – Dr Frost Maths and virtual whiteboards
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-jamie-frost-dr-frost-maths-and-virtual-whiteboards/ 

Apr 30, 2020
Teaching from Home: Ollie Lovell and Bryn Humberstone – Checking for understanding, Desmos and lessons learned
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-ollie-lovell-and-bryn-humerstone-checking-for-understanding-desmos-and-lessons-learned/ 

Apr 26, 2020
Teaching from Home: Jules Daulby – supporting students with Special Educational Needs
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-jules-daulby-supporting-students-with-special-educational-needs/ 

Apr 23, 2020
Teaching from Home: Helen Williams – supporting Early Years students
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-helen-williams-supporting-early-years-students/ 

Apr 21, 2020
Paul Kirschner and Carl Hendrick: How learning happens
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Paul Kirschner and Carl Hendrick join me to discuss their excellent book: How Learning Happens. But over the course of 2 hours we delve into so mich more, including the writing of and reaction to Paul seminal paper, Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work and what advice Paul and Carl would have for teachers trying to help their students learn amidst school closures.

For more information about today’s guests, plus links to the websites, resources and ideas they mention, please visit the show notes page: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/paul-kirschner-and-carl-hendrick-how-learning-happens/ 

Apr 10, 2020
Teaching from Home: Jon Hutchinson – making videos for primary school students
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-jon-hutchinson-making-videos-for-primary-school-students/ 

Apr 09, 2020
Teaching from Home: Adam Boxer – retrieval, conducting interviews, and staying safe and sane
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-adam-boxer-retrieval-conducting-interviews-and-staying-safe-and-sane/ 

Apr 07, 2020
Teaching from Home: Dan Pearcy – Google Meets, Poll Everywhere and 5 principles for remote teaching
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-dan-pearcy-google-meets-poll-everywhere-and-5-principles-for-remote-teaching/ 

Apr 05, 2020
Teaching from Home: Jo Morgan – Hegarty Maths, family life, and why she will not be doing “live” lessons
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-jo-morgan-hegarty-maths-family-life-and-why-she-will-not-be-doing-live-lessons/ 

Apr 03, 2020
Teaching from Home: Michael Pershan – Zoom, Assessment for Learning and a careful choice of questions
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-michael-pershan-zoom-assessment-for-learning-and-a-careful-choice-of-questions/ 

Apr 01, 2020
Teaching from Home: Ben Rooney – structure, social interactions and experimenting with technology
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“Teaching from home” is a series of episodes dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020. There will be technology focussed episodes - just how does remote teaching work? But also episodes focussed on the practicalities of coping with setting students appropriate work whilst also having to look after your own children at home. Then there are issues of safeguarding, differentiation, mindset and more that I hope will come up as we progress. There will be maths teachers, teachers of other subjects, and primary school teachers. There will be teachers from the UK and overseas. Hopefully something for everyone.

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/teaching-from-home-ben-rooney-structure-social-interactions-and-experimenting-with-technology/ 

Mar 29, 2020
Special episode: Online learning during the Covid-19 outbreak
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In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, I sat down with 3 teachers from France who are a week ahead of the UK in terms of providing online learning to their students following school closures. Listen as we discuss what works and what doesn't. Stay safe everyone.

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/special-episode-online-learning-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/ 

Mar 22, 2020
Conference Takeaways: MathsConf22 – Manchester – March 2020
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Join me and Dani Quinn for a Conference Takeaways podcast from MathsConf in Manchester, where we discuss percentages, algebraic thinking, surds, circle theorems, and I try to find out exactly how Dani and her team got those incredible GCSE results.

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/conference-takeaways-mathsconf22-manchester-march-2020/ 

Mar 15, 2020
Daisy Christodoulou – Teachers vs Tech!
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Daisy returns to the podcast to talk all things EdTech. What works, what doesn't work, and what does the future of education technology hold? This is a fascinating conversation with one of the sharpest minds out there. Daisy's book, Teachers vs Tech: a case for an edtech revolution is available here.

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/daisy-christodoulou-teachers-vs-tech/ 

Mar 04, 2020
Topics in Depth: Angles and parallel lines with Jo Morgan (supported by TES)
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I have teamed up with Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and TES to delve deep into key matheamtical topics, looking at progression, misconceptions, resources, etymology and much, much more. Each of these episodes was filimed, and the videos are embedded into the show notes page. You will also find the PowerPoint Jo uses so you can access all the resources.

The show notes page is here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/topics-in-depth-angles-and-parallel-lineswith-jo-morgan-supported-by-tes/ 

Feb 20, 2020
Kris Boulton – Part 3: Is cognitive science almost useless for designing effective teaching?
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Kris Boulton returns to the show to complete the trilogy - although Parts, 4, 5... and 23 may not be far away as I have so much to talk to him about. Here we delve deep into Kris' belief that cognitive science has severe limitations when it comes to actually helping teachers improve, and what his alternative is. It is a cracker!

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/kris-boulton-part-3-is-cognitive-science-almost-useless-for-designing-effective-teaching/ 

Feb 09, 2020
Exam malpractice – Inside Exams with AQA
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You may or may not know that I also host a podcast called Inside Exams, where I go behind the scenes of the English awarding body, AQA, to find out the answers to the questions you want to know. Each episode features an interview with someone from AQA, and then with a teacher who shares practical tips about how they have overcome a particular issue. We have covered everything from how the papers are written, how grade boundaries are set, multiple choice questions, and just how do AQA react on the day of the exam when Twitter is going mental.

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/exam-malpractice-inside-exams-with-aqa/ 

Jan 21, 2020
Tom Francome – Part 1: Supporting novice teachers, planning lessons and… Excel!
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Tom is a former maths teacher and head of maths, and now lecturer, researcher and teacher trainer. In this epic conversation I manage to ask about 3 of my planned questions because the answers Tom gives are so insightful. We cover planning lessons, working with novice teachers, where lessons can go wrong, and much, much more.

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/tom-francome-part-1-supporting-novice-teachers-planning-lessons-and-excel/ 

Jan 12, 2020
Topics in Depth: Indices with Jo Morgan (supported by TES)
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I have teamed up with Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and TES to delve deep into key mathematical topics, looking at progression, misconceptions, resources, etymology and much, much more. Each of these episodes was filmed, and the videos are embedded into the show notes page. You will also find the PowerPoint Jo uses so you can access all the resources.

You can access the show notes here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/topics-in-depth-indices-with-jo-morgan-supported-by-tes/ 

Dec 24, 2019
Emma McCrea: Making every maths lesson count, training teachers and the Learning Curriculum
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Emma is a former maths teacher who now trains teachers in ITE and FE. She is a self-confessed Maths geek and the author of the superb of 'Making every maths lesson count'. On this episode Emma shares three fantastic ideas from her book, we discuss the challenges novice teachers face, and what the Learning Curriculum is all about.

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/emma-mccrea-making-every-maths-lesson-count-training-teachers-and-the-learning-curriculum/ 

Dec 15, 2019
Alex Bellos: Puzzles, Perception and Pool Tables
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Alex is a journalist, the man who runs the Guardian’s fortnightly Monday puzzle, and the author of some of the best-loved Maths books of recent times, including Alex’s Adventures in Numberland. As I found out, he is also just a brilliant person to have a chat to. We talk about puzzles, writing about maths, the perception of our subject, and plenty more!

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/alex-bellos-puzzles-perception-and-pool-tables/ 

Nov 24, 2019
Julia Smith: Teaching GCSE resit and the 5Rs approach
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Julia is a former teacher, who is now a teacher trainer, author, and pioneer of the 5Rs approach. This simple way of breaking down lessons into manageable chunks, each of which serves a key purpose, has been revolutionary in terms of the impact it has had on GCSE resit students. But, as we examine in this conversation, its application could go much wider.

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/julia-smith-teaching-gcse-resit-and-the-5rs/ 


Oct 13, 2019
Multiple Choice Questions on trial with AQA’s Zeek Sweiry
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In a special episode of the show, I speak to AQA's resident multiple choice question guru, Zeek Sweiry to discuss the merits of diagnostic multiple choice questions both as a teaching tool and a tool of assessment.

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/multiple-choice-questions-on-trial-with-aqas-zeek-sweiry/ 

Sep 30, 2019
Rob Eastaway: Estimation, perception of maths and the importance of haha
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Rob is a mathematician, author, presenter and puzzle writer. In this episode we delve deep into the importance of estimation, even in the an age of technology. We also cover the public perception of maths, humour in lessons, the writing and answering of maths puzzles, the relationship between cricket and maths, and even a bit of parenting advice. It is a good one!

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/rob-eastaway-estimation-perception-of-maths-and-the-importance-of-haha/

Sep 15, 2019
The Science of Learning: 77 Studies That Every Teacher Needs to Know
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Bradley Busch and Edward Watson have worked in the fields of education, sport and business, looking at research-informed strategies that help get the very best out of people. Their book - The Science of Learning - is one of the most accessible, easily-actionable education books I have read. In this conversation we discuss everything from research into memory, mobile phones and motivation.

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/the-science-of-learning-77-studies-that-every-teacher-needs-to-know/ 

Sep 01, 2019
Slice of Advice 2019: What did you learn this year?
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The band are back together again to reflect on what they learned in 2018/19. Expect contributions from the likes of Dylan Wiliam, Mary Myatt, Harry Fletcher-Wood, Tom Bennett, Oli Caviglioli, and many, many, many more. Roll on the summer!

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/slice-of-advice-2019-what-did-you-learn-this-year/ 

Jul 16, 2019
Tom Sherrington: Rosenshine’s Principles in Action
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Tom Sherrington returns to the podcast to discuss his new book, Rosenshine's Principles in Action. We discuss which of the principles can be put into action straight away, and which can be developed over time. We also discuss the features of successful schools, and plenty more along the way.

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/tom-sherrington-rosenshines-principles-in-action/ 

Jul 07, 2019
Conference Takeaways: MEI Maths Conference 2019
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Join me and Jo Morgan for a controversial Conference Takeaways podcast from the wonderful MEI 2019 Maths Conference, where we discuss everything from calculator use, schemes of work, and a potential issue with manipulatives.

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/conference-takeaways-mei-maths-conference-2019/ 

Jun 28, 2019
Jonny Griffiths: RISPs, problem solving and mental health
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Jonny is a legend of maths education, being the brains behind the wonderful RISP activities. And of course in this conversation we dig into those. But we also delve into lots of other territories, ranging from problem solving, textbook writing, and an important discussion about mental health issues in teaching.

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/jonny-griffiths-risps-problem-solving-and-mental-health/ 

Jun 22, 2019
Chris McGrane: Task design and changing your mind
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Chris is a former head of mathematics in Scotland who now works for La Salle education. Like me, he has undergone something of a mid-career crises when he started to engage in educational research. However, we have reached slightly different conclusions in a number of key areas. In this conversation we delve deep into those areas, as well as discussing how to create or choose a good mathematical task.

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/chris-mcgrane-task-design-and-changing-your-mind/ 

Jun 09, 2019
Michael Pershan: Example-Problem Pairs, problem solving and moving schools
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Michael is a maths teacher and blogger from the US. I have been a fan of Michael's writing for a long time, and it was fascinating to get the opportunity to talk in depth about areas of pedagogy that are close to our hearts. We talked about the difficulty of moving schools, our views on problem solving and then the big one... Example-Problem Pairs (spoiler alert: we don't agree upon the best way to use them!)

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-example-problem-pairs-problem-solving-and-moving-schools/ 

May 25, 2019
Mark McCourt: the return! Teaching for mastery
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Mark McCourt returns to the podcast by popular demand! In his previous appearance back in 2016, Mark claimed he had never marked a book in his life. Now in 2019 Mark shares his wisdom on all things to do with teaching for mastery, including his views on problem solving, starters, schemes of work, and much more. This is a corker of an episode.

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/mark-mccourt-the-return-teaching-for-mastery/ 

May 10, 2019
Inside Exams – Episode 1: Language
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Episode 1 of my new podcast series where I go behind the scenes of an awarding body in an attempt to answer the questions you want to ask. This episode is all about the language used in exam papers! To access all episodes in the series, please visit the Inside Exams home page.

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/inside-exams-episode-1/ 

May 02, 2019
Conference Takeaways: ATM/MA 2019 Conference – Day 2
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Join me and Jo Morgan for 2 days at the ATM MA joint maths conference, for discussions about the evolution of maths vocabulary, problem solving, lesson observations, listening to learners, visual representations and much much more!

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/conference-takeaways-atmma-2019-conference-day-2/ 

Apr 16, 2019
Conference Takeaways: ATM/MA 2019 Conference – Day 1
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Join me and Jo Morgan for 2 days at the ATM MA joint maths conference, for discussions about the evolution of maths vocabulary, problem solving, lesson observations, listening to learners, visual representations and much much more!

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/conference-takeaways-atmma-2019-conference-day-1/ 

Apr 15, 2019
Peter Mattock: Visible Maths, planning lessons and running a department
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Pete is Director of Maths & Numeracy in a secondary school in the Midlands. He is a Secondary Mastery Lead for the EMS Maths Hub, and Maths SLE & PD Lead. He is also the author of Visible Maths - a book that looks at using visual representations to help students sense-make. In this conversation we take a deep-dive into all things visual, as well as discussing planning sequences of lessons and running a maths department.

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/peter-mattock-visible-maths-planning-lessons-and-running-a-department/ 

Apr 06, 2019
Conference Takeaways: Educating Northants 2019
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Join Jo Morgan and I for a jam-packed discussion following the excellent Educating Northants Conference about mastery at primary, a knowledge curriculum, multiple mathematical methods, dual coding, variation starters... and a breathing exercise.

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/conference-takeaways-educating-northants-2019/ 

Mar 30, 2019
Conference Takeaways: researchEd Blackpool 2019
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Simon Cox and I sat down to discuss our key takeaways from the excellent sessions we saw at researchEd Blackpool 2019. Hear reflections on workshops by the likes of Mark McCourt, Mark Lehain, Anne Watson, Oliver Caviglioli, Colin Foster, Simon Cox and Ben Gordon. It's a good one!

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/conference-takeaways-researched-blackpool-2019/ 

Mar 23, 2019
Alex Quigley: Closing the vocabulary gap
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Alex Quigley is a former English teacher and now Senior Associate at the Education Endowment Foundation. He is also the author of one of my favourite books of any genre over the last 12 months - Closing the Vocabulary Gap. In this interview we delve into the importance of vocabulary across all subjects, and I discover an exciting way of introducing students to a new concept.

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/alex-quigley-closing-the-vocabulary-gap/ 

Mar 09, 2019
Jemma Sherwood – Part 1: Sequences of lessons and the importance of silence
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Jemma is Head of Maths at Haybridge High School and Sixth Form in Worcestershire. Jemma is a governor at a primary school, and a professional development lead for the NCETM. She is also the creator of one of my favourite educational blogs - jemmaths.wordpress.com - and the author of How To Enhance Your Maths Subject Knowledge. In this conversation we go deep into Jemma's planning process for a sequence of lessons, and talk about the importance of silence!

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/jemma-sherwood-part-1-sequences-of-lessons-and-the-importance-of-silence/ 

Feb 22, 2019
Naveen Rizvi – Part 1: Scripted lessons, examples and social media
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Naveen Rizvi is Maths Curriculum Advisor for United Learning, and has previously taught at Michaela and Great Yarmouth schools, both of which have been in the public eye over the last few years. In what will no doubt prove a controversial episode (always good for the listening figures!) Naveen takes us through how she plans a sequence of lessons on rearranging formulae, completed with a scripted resource booklet which you can download from the podcast page. It is fascinating listening.

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/naveen-rizvi-part-1-scripted-lessons-examples-and-social-media/ 

Feb 09, 2019
Chris Smith: Injecting fun into lessons, Resources, Pi Day, Revision Days
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Chris Smith is a maths teacher, Pi Day lover, TED Talker, popular newsletter writer, and the 2018 Scottish teacher of the Year. In this conversation we cover everything from lesson planning, time-management, running successful revision days, and the role of fun in maths lessons. Enjoy!

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/chris-smith-injecting-fun-into-lessons-resources-pi-day-revision-days/  

Jan 25, 2019
David Didau: Making kids cleverer
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David Didau is a former English teacher turned educational consultant, blogger and author. He has written two of my favourite educational books of all time: What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong? and What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Psychology, which he co-wrote with former podcast guest Nick Rose. David now has a new book out - Making Kids Cleverer: A manifesto for closing the advantage gap - and it is a little on the controversial side! In this thought-provoking conversation we cover everything from intelligence, IQ, heritability, cognitive load theory, desirable difficulties, and parenting!

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/david-didau-making-kids-cleverer/ 

Jan 06, 2019
Jo Morgan: 100th Maths Gems Special
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In this special podcast to celebrate Jo's 100th Maths Gem blog post, we end up talking about so much more than resources - although there is plenty of chat about that, so don't you worry. We also cover the role of fun in lessons, practical use of cognitive science in teaching, SSDD problems, what Jo has learned this year, and plenty more besides. Oh, and there is even a quiz!

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/jo-morgan-100th-maths-gems-special/ 

Dec 17, 2018
Helen Williams: Early Years teaching and manipulatives
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Dr Helen Williams has been teaching, and learning about mathematics teaching, for over 30 years. Her particular expertise is in learning maths with children from 3 to 8 years of age, which is most certainly not my area of expertise! In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss exactly what an early years maths lesson might look like, why manipulatives are so important for children of all ages, and why Helen is not exactly sold on Cognitive Load Theory!

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/helen-williams-early-years-teaching-and-manipulatives/ 

Dec 02, 2018
Becky Allen: Workload, happiness, expertise, progress, pupil premium
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Professor Becky Allen is Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education, co-creator of TeacherTapp, and the co-author of The Teacher Gap. Here we discuss just how happy (or unhappy!) teachers are, and what the very best schools are doing about it. We also discuss the mistakes schools make in terms of Pupil Premium students and measuring progress, both of which may well contribute to teacher unhappiness, with little positive benefits. There is so much in 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/becky-allen-workload-happiness-expertise-progress-pupil-premium/ 

Nov 19, 2018
Bernie Westacott: Teaching maths with visuals and manipulatives
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Bernie Westacott is a master of teaching key mathematical concepts in a visual way, using manipulatives and other representations. In this episode he takes me through 3 demonstrations: introducing number, operations with negative numbers, and simultaneous equations. In a world first for the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, this episode is available in both audio and also video so you can see Bernie in action, and watch me struggle!

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/bernie-westacott-teaching-maths-with-visuals-and-manipulatives/ 

Nov 08, 2018
Hannah Fry: algorithms, love and being a mathematician
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Dr Hannah Fry is a mathematician, and a legend. In this interview we discussed her career, books, and TV work, covering topics such as the role maths can play in relationships, parenting, solving crime and driverless cars. The includes a discussion of Hannah's book Hello World, which is outstanding.

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/hannah-fry-algorithms-love-and-being-a-mathematician/ 

Oct 29, 2018
Conference Takeaways: MathsConf16 – Glasgow
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After MathsConf16 at Glasgow High School on 6th October 2018, Stuart Welsh (@maths180) and I sat down to share our thoughts and takeaways on the sessions we had seen. We discuss atomising - which was very much the word of the day - provocative statements in maths education, teaching perimeter, solving linear equations with 100% success guaranteed, and much, much more.

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/conference-takeaways-mathsconf16-glasgow/ 

Oct 07, 2018
Conference Takeaways: researchED Scotland – September 2018
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After researchED Scotland at Dollar Academy on 22nd September 2018, Chris McGrane (@ChrisMcGrane84) and I sat down to share our thoughts and takeaways on the sessions we had seen. We discuss the 7 myths of education, the role of metacogntion, feeding forward, curriculum, variation and smashing the bell-curve.

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/conference-takeaways-researched-scotland-september-2018/ 

Sep 23, 2018
Jeremy Hodgen: Teaching low-attaining students, relevance and fingers!
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Jeremy is a Professor of mathematics education researcher at UCL Institute of Education, the co-author, along with Dylan Wiliam, of Mathematics Inside the Black Box, and the co-creator of the ICCAMS project. We had a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion that covered is findings on a project into the best way to teach low-achieving students, the importance of mathematical stories, how to deal with relevance in mathematics, and the key role fingers have to play in learning!

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/jeremy-hodgen-teaching-low-ability-students-relevance-and-fingers/ 

Sep 16, 2018
Simon Singh: Fermat’s Last Theorem and stretching high-attainers
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In this episode, I got to interview one of my all-time heroes, Simon Singh. Simon is the author of some of my favourite books, including Fermat's Last Theorem and the Codebook. But not content with retelling some of the most wonderful stories about our subject, Simon also wants to help develop mathematics excellence through his work with the Parallel Project. This is an episode not to be missed.

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/simon-singh-fermats-last-theorem-and-stretching-high-attainers/  

Sep 09, 2018
Slice of Advice: What does the first lesson with your class look like?
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Slice of Advice returns, and in this episode over 30 world-class educators give their answer to the question: What does the first lesson with your class look like? You will hear about specific activities, setting expectation, establishing routines, and much more from the likes of Bruno Reddy, Mark McCourt, Jemma Sherwood, Jo Facer, and many more besides. I love this episode!

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/slice-of-advice-what-does-the-first-lesson-with-your-class-look-like/ 

Aug 30, 2018
Greg Ashman: The Truth about Teaching
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Following his game-changing appearance on the podcast in early 2017, Greg Ashman returns to talk about his wonderful book, The Truth about Teaching. And this is one sequel that does not disappoint. We cover everything from effect sizes to growth mindset, calling in at game-based learning, slow-motion problem solving and whole class feedback along the way. This is definitely one to share with your non-maths teaching colleagues.

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/greg-ashman-the-truth-about-teaching/ 

Aug 07, 2018
Slice of Advice: What did you learn this year?
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In an experimental episode, I asked 50+ of my favourite people one question: "what did you learn this year?". You will hear from the likes of Dylan William, Andrew Smith, Katharine Birbalsingh, Claire Sealy, Andrew Percival, Dan Meyer, and many others talking all things from feedback, work-life balance, signalling, metacognition, working abroad, and everything in between. A must listen for teachers of all subjects and age groups.

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/slice-of-advice-what-did-you-learn-this-year/ 

Jul 17, 2018
Conference Takeaways: JustMaths Conference 2018
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After the JustMaths on 25rd June 2018, Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I sat down in Alton Towers to share our thoughts and takeaways on the sessions we had seen. We discuss the interesting ways AQA are using their exam questions, Mel and Seagar's secrets of their success, Ofqual's take on last summer's GCSEs, Edexcel's reaction to Year 11s Twitter postings, Jo's favourite new maths resource sites, and just why am I both dangerous and clueless?

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/conference-takeaways-justmaths-conference-2018/ 

Jul 01, 2018
Conference Takeaways: MathsConf15
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After the LaSalle Maths Conference in Manchester on 23rd June 2018, Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I sat down to share our thoughts and takeaways on the sessions we had seen. In a cracker of an episode (if I do say so myself!), we discuss AQA's Level 2 Certificate, the role of storytelling, Desmos, teaching indices in depth, working in a department with non-specialists, intelligent variation, and plenty more.

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/conference-takeaways-mathsconf15/ 

Jun 23, 2018
Conference Takeaways: Festival of Education – Day 2
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I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the Festival of Education. And if that wasn't enough, I also got to reflect on each day's session with Kris Boulton (@Kris_Boulton) from a sun-soaked Master's garden. So sit back, relax and listen to us discuss everything from curriculum, knowledge, reading, measuring progress, Ofsted, and even Love Island

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/conference-takeaways-festival-of-education-day-2/ 

Jun 22, 2018
GCSE Maths Exam special: Graham Cumming and Karen Wilkinson
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With the summer 2018 Maths GCSEs finally behind us, I thought it would be nice to reflect on the experiences of teachers and students over the first two years of sitting of the new GCSE Maths specification. And who better to join me on this voyage of discovery than my very own Head of Department, Karen Wilkinson, and the Head of Maths at Edexcel, Graham Cumming. Settle yourselves down for an enlightening discussion on good and bad questions, tiering decisions, and much, much more.

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/gcse-maths-exam-special-graham-cumming-and-karen-wilkinson/ 

Jun 18, 2018
Tom Sherrington: The Learning Rainforest
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Tom Sherrington is a vastly experienced teacher and headteacher, blogger, speaker, and the author of one of my favourite books, The Learning Rainforest: Great teaching in real classrooms. In the episode we tackle all the big issues, from curriculum to assessment, lesson observations to different approaches to teaching. No matter what your subject, I think you will enjoy this one.

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/tom-sherrington-the-learning-rainforest/ 

Jun 15, 2018
Conference Takeaways: researchEd Rugby
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After the researchEd in Rugby on 9th June 2018, Jemma Sherwood (@jemmaths) and I sat down to share our thoughts and takeaways on the sessions we had seen. We discussed when it is best to introduce algebra, things we have not borrowed from higher performing regions, knowledge organisers, marking, getting carried away with research, and much more!

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/conference-takeaways-researched-rugby/ 

Jun 09, 2018
Harry Fletcher-Wood: Responsive Teaching
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I have been a huge fan of Harry Fletcher-Wood's writing for many years. He was a great inspiration for my work on Diagnostic Questions, and his innovative use of Twitter to summarise research findings is essential reading. I loved this interview. We structure our conversation around Harry's book, Responsive Teaching, and get into areas including writing lesson objectives, formative assessment, marking, feedback and much more besides!

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/harry-fletcher-wood-responsive-teaching/ 

May 27, 2018
Conference Takeaways: Comparative Judgement – with a cameo from Daisy Christodoulou!
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In this special Conference Takeaways episode, myself and English teacher Jon Sellick reflect on what we learned from attending a workshop entitled Refining assessment and reducing workload, delivered by Daisy Christodoulou, which was all about the fascinating concept of Comparative Judgement. And just as you are getting sick of our voices, I am delighted to say that Daisy herself joins us to answer a few key questions, marking her return to the podcast following her very well-received 2017 appearance.

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/conference-takeaways-comparative-judgement-with-a-cameo-from-daisy-christodoulou/ 

May 15, 2018
Dylan Wiliam – the return! Creating the Schools our Children need
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Dylan Wiliam's 2016 appearance on the podcast remains the most listened to episode of all-time, and is always the one I direct first-time listeners to. And now Dylan is back to talk about his new book, Creating the Schools our Children need. In this episode we cover so much ground, including why decreasing class sizes is not as effective as you might think, why problem solving and critical thinking are not skills, how to harness the power of forgetting, and what is Dylan's view on how his work on formative assessment has been applied in schools. It is another classic!

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/dylan-wiliam-the-return-creating-the-schools-our-children-need/ 

May 10, 2018
Alison Kiddle and Charlie Gilderdale: NRICH
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Alison and Charlie work for NRICH, a website of rich maths activities and problems that I am sure most of my maths teaching audience have heard of and visited. But how can we get the very best out of NRICH? Are the activities only suitable for our highest attainers? And how on earth will my students develop fluency in key skills whilst doing them? It is these questions and more that I wanted the answers to, and Alison and Charlie certainly delivered!

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/alison-kiddle-and-charlie-gilderdale-nrich/ 

May 08, 2018
Lucy Crehan: Cleverlands
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Lucy is the author of one of my favourites books of last year, Cleverlands, which documents her journey and the lessons she learned from visiting some of the highest performing education regions in the world. In this interview we dig deep into why regions such as Japan, Singapore, Finland and Canada do so well and what - if anything - we can learn from them.

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/lucy-crehan-cleverlands/ 

Apr 19, 2018
Conference Takeaways: BCME – Day 4
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Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I spent four days at the BCME conference in April of 2018, and decided to record a podcast each night - it sounded a good idea at the time. Hear our thoughts on all things from variation, manipulatives, A Level teaching, tough GCSE questions, pub quizzes and Hannah Fry...

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/conference-takeaways-bcme-day-4/

Apr 06, 2018
Conference Takeaways: BCME – Day 3
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Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I spent four days at the BCME conference in April of 2018, and decided to record a podcast each night - it sounded a good idea at the time. Hear our thoughts on all things from variation, manipulatives, A Level teaching, tough GCSE questions, pub quizzes and Hannah Fry...

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/conference-takeaways-bcme-day-3/ 

Apr 05, 2018
Conference Takeaways: BCME – Day 2
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Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I spent four days at the BCME conference in April of 2018, and decided to record a podcast each night - it sounded a good idea at the time. Hear our thoughts on all things from variation, manipulatives, A Level teaching, tough GCSE questions, pub quizzes and Hannah Fry...

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/conference-takeaways-bcme-day-2/ 

Apr 04, 2018
Conference Takeaways: BCME – Day 1
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Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I spent four days at the BCME conference in April of 2018, and decided to record a podcast each night - it sounded a good idea at the time. Hear our thoughts on all things from variation, manipulatives, A Level teaching, tough GCSE questions, pub quizzes and Hannah Fry...

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/conference-takeaways-bcme-day-1/ 

Apr 03, 2018
Conference Takeaways: researchEd Blackpool 2018
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After the researchEd in Blackpool on 24th March 2018, Simon Cox (@MathsMrCox) and I sat down to share our thoughts and takeaways on the sessions we had seen, which included sessions from Tom Bennett, Carl Henrdick, Robin Macpherson, Mark Healy, Tom Sherrington and Harry Fletcher-Wood. Hopefully this will be of interest and use to anyone who was unable to make the conference. I even managed to keep the discussion to under an hour!

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/conference-takeaways-researched-blackpool-2018/ 

Mar 24, 2018
Oliver Lovell: Planning, running a maths department and Cognitive Load Theory
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Ollie Lovell is a high school maths teacher from Australia. He is also an incredible thinker. Like me, he is a little obsessed with educational research and how he can apply it to the greatest effect in his classroom. In an epic 3+ hour interview we dig into how Ollie has planned out a new approach to teaching Year 12, how he runs a maths department, and his views (and questions!) about Cognitive Load Theory. I loved this interview!

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/oliver-lovell-planning-running-a-maths-department-and-cognitive-load-theory/ 

Mar 18, 2018
Conference Takeaways: MathsConf14
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After the LaSalle Maths Conference in Kettering on 10th March 2018, Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) and I sat down to share our thoughts and takeaways on the sessions we had seen, which included sessions by Naveen Rizvi, Dani Quinn and Hinal Bhudia, Kris Boulton and Bernie Westacott. Hopefully this will be of interest and use to anyone who was unable to make the conference. I even managed to keep the discussion to under an hour!

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/conference-takeaways-mathsconf14/ 

Mar 10, 2018
Anne Watson and John Mason: Variation, questioning, visualising and developing mathematical thinkers
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Anne Watson and John Mason are two of the most influential people in the history of mathematics education. Their books, papers and workshops have influenced generations of maths teachers and this directly improved the experience of teaching and learning maths for hundreds of thousands of students. In this interview we look back over their careers, and then dive deep into the principles of Variation Theory, how to ask good questions and the importance of visualisation.

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/anne-watson-and-john-mason-variation-questioning-visualising-and-developing-mathematical-thinkers/ 

Mar 04, 2018
Helen Hindle: Mixed attainment teaching and growth mindset
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Helen is an experienced maths teacher and head of department. She is also the organiser of the Mixed Attainment Maths Conference. Mixed attainment (or as I often mistakenly call it, mixed ability) teaching is an area I am woefully inexperienced in and clueless about, so it was incredible to speak to Helen to get to the bottom of why she believes in it so much, and how to make it as effective as possible. Along the way we also tackle the concept of a growth mindset, and how Helen tries to instil that in her students.

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/helen-hindle-mixed-attainment-teaching-and-growth-mindset/ 

Feb 20, 2018
Amir Arezoo: Lean maths departments, deep work, schemes of work
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Amir is an experienced maths teacher, someone who has been head of maths in several schools, and who is now Vice Principal for Raising Achievement at Horizon Community College in Barnsley. Listeners have requested more interviews with experienced and successful teachers, so they can learn from their habits, processes and past mistakes, and Amir certainly delivers. We talk about running successful departments, planning lessons, creating opportunities for deep work, what makes a good scheme of work, and a lot more!

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/amir-arezoo-lean-maths-departments-deep-work-schemes-of-work/ 

Jan 26, 2018
Jane Jones: Ofsted, observations, marking, reasoning
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Jane is a former teacher and head of maths who is now the HMI National Lead for Mathematics - to me and you that means she is the most senior maths specialist in Ofsted. In this revealing interview Jane discusses everything from observation and marking, setting and reasoning, and a lot more besides. Whether you are due an Ofsted inspection, just had one, or simply curious about what Ofsted are looking for, this is the interview for you.

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/jane-jones-ofsted-observations-marking-reasoning/ 

Jan 03, 2018
Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson: What does this look like in the classroom?
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Carl and Robin are the authors of the exceptional book: What does this look like in the classroom? The book collects together a quite ridiculously impressive line-up of contributors, including Dylan Wiliam, Doug Lemov, David Didau, Daisy Christodoulou, and more, to summarise and clarify key research findings and how teachers can use them directly in the classroom. In this interview I dig into the key things the authors themselves took away from their book, and what listeners could change tomorrow to have a positive effect.

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/carl-hendrick-and-robin-macpherson-what-does-this-look-like-in-the-classroom/ 

Dec 10, 2017
Colin Foster: Mathematical Etudes, Confidence and Questioning
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Colin Foster is a former maths teacher who is now an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research in Mathematics Education in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. We talked about Mathematical Etudes, or what I term Purposeful Practice. I believe this is one of the most important types of practice we can give our students, allowing them to become fluent in key skills, whilst also developing problem solving capabilities. We also discuss the role of confidence in learning, and what makes a good question. I loved this interview.

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/colin-foster-mathematical-etudes-confidence-and-questioning/ 

Nov 26, 2017
Doug Lemov: Teach like a Champion and Top Tips for delivering training
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Doug Lemov is a legend. As the author of Teach Like a Champion, he has had a major impact on my teaching and thinking over the last two years. I this interview we discuss several key strategies from the book, looking at the practical ways we can implement them in the maths classroom. We then turn our attention to teacher training, and Doug shares some wonderful advice for anyone delivering a training session to their colleagues. This is a cracker.

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-teach-like-a-champion-and-top-tips-for-delivering-training/ 

Nov 13, 2017
Peps Mccrea: Planning, Memorable Teaching and Teacher Expertise
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Peps has done it all. He is a former Fasttrack maths teacher and Senior Lecturer in mathematics education. He has been a National Curriculum Advisor for the DfE, External Examiner at the OU, and is the author of Lean Lesson Planning and Memorable Teaching. He now leads on the Institute for Teaching’s Masters in Expert Teaching course. We had a great time digging into three areas that really interest me: lean, effective lesson planning; making our teaching memorable; and helping teachers determine and develop expertise in their profession. Get your pen and paper ready for this one, there are nuggets left, right and centre.

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/peps-mccrea-planning-memorable-teaching-and-teacher-expertise/ 

Nov 03, 2017
Lucy Rycroft-Smith: Cambridge Mathematics, Setting, Times Tables and Anxiety
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Lucy is the Research and Communications Officer at Cambridge Mathematics. I base my interview around five key questions from Lucy's espresso research series: What are the effects of attainment grouping on mathematics learning? What are the issues in learning and assessing times tables? How does maths anxiety affect mathematics learning? How does assessing confidence affect learning and testing in mathematics? How can mathematics teaching be measured? But we cover a lot more besides!

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/lucy-rycroft-smith-cambridge-mathematics-setting-times-tables-anxiety/ 

Oct 17, 2017
Kris Boulton – Part 2: Minimal guided instruction, Understanding, How before Why
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Kris returns to the podcast for another epic. This time we cover Kris' concerns with minimal guided approaches to teaching, such a discovery and inquiry based learning. We also delve into what it actually means to understand something in maths, and whether we as teachers can ever truly assess that understanding. Finally, how do you decide if you should teach the How before the Why?

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/kris-boulton-part-2-minimal-guided-instruction-understanding-how-before-why/ 

Oct 04, 2017
Andrew Blair – prequel: Inquiries and being a Head of Department
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My first interview with Andrew caused something of a stir (in a good way!), so I thought it would be useful to release an interview I did with Andrew back in 2014 for my TES Maths Podcast. Here Andrew describes a completely open-ended inquiry lesson, as well as sharing some excellent advice on being a Head of Department.

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/andrew-blair-prequel-inquiries-and-being-a-head-of-department/ 

Sep 16, 2017
Andrew Blair: Inquiry Maths
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Andrew is a head of maths at the creator of inquirymaths.org. We spoke about planning and delivering inquires in mathematics, explicit  instruction, developing fluency, problem solving, and evaluated evidence related to memory, motivation and purpose.

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/andrew-blair-inquiry-maths/ 

Sep 07, 2017
Primary School Teacher Rachel Webster: How your Year 7s have been taught maths
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Rachel is an experienced primary maths teacher. We spoke about what primary maths lessons look like, what topics they have covered, their problem solving skills, their use of manipulatives, what students might be expecting maths lessons to look like at secondary school, and much more.

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/primary-school-teacher-rachel-webster-how-your-year-7s-have-been-taught-maths/ 

Aug 30, 2017
Chief Examiner Trevor Senior: How GCSE Maths exams are written
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Trevor is AQA’s Chief Examiner for the Maths GCSE. We spoke about when the GCSE maths writing process starts, who is involved, what makes a good question and what makes a bad question, what are the difficulties, how exams are marked, and much more. This is a great listen now we have finally made it through the first new specification GCSE cohort, and essential listening as we prepare for the next!

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/chief-examiner-trevor-senior-how-gcse-maths-exams-are-written/ 

Aug 24, 2017
Nick Rose: Mindset, Misconceptions, Differentiation
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Nick is a former science teacher who now works as a researcher for TeachFirst. He is also the co-author of the outstanding book What Every Teacher needs to know about Psychology. We spoke about inducing cognitive conflict, the dangers of differentiation, whether growth mindset is really a thing, and much more!

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/nick-rose-mindset-misconceptions-differentiation/ 

Aug 06, 2017
Ed Southall – Part 2: Maths Puzzles and Lessons from Japan
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Ed returns to the show following the launch of his book Yes, but why? Teaching for Understanding in Maths. This time around we spoke about why maths puzzles are important, what makes a good puzzle, how maths lessons are taught in Japan, what we can learn from this approach, and how much student discussion should happen during examples.

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/ed-southall-part-2-puzzles-and-lessons-from-japan/ 

Jul 27, 2017
Kris Boulton – Part 1: Planning Lessons, Engelmann and Differentiation
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Kris is, quite possibly, the cleverest person I know. Will Emney describes him as "cerebral". Kris is a former maths teacher who was second in department at King Solomon Academy, where he worked alongside fellow podcast guest Bruno Reddy, achieving incredible GCSE results in challenging circumstances. Kris now works for TeachFirst, where he is Associate Director of Participant Development. We spoke in depth about how Kris plan his lessons, focusing on sequences not individual lessons, the influence of Siegfried Englemann, successful interleaving and the role of differentiation.

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/kris-boulton-part-1-planning-lessons-engelmann-and-differentiation/ 

Jul 17, 2017
Robert and Elizabeth Bjork – Memory, Forgetting, Testing, Desirable Difficulties
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Robert and Elizabeth Bjork are my heroes. The Godfather and Godmother of memory (my name for them, not theirs!), and they have transformed my teaching. It was an honour to talk to them. We spoke about how memory works, why forgetting is so important, why tests are far more than tools of assessment, when and why to make learning difficult, optimal spacing schedules, how to interleave successfully, and a whole lot more.

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/robert-and-elizabeth-bjork-memory-forgetting-testing-desirable-difficulties/ 

Jun 29, 2017
Dani Quinn – Part 2: Michaela School, Behaviour, Drills, Culture
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Dani Quinn, the Head of Maths at Michaela Community School, returns! In the follow-up to the controversial first interview we spoke about the behaviour policy at Michaela, the practice of drilling, teaching for understanding and the staff culture. I wonder if I will get told to "go to hell" as a result of this one.

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/dani-quinn-part-2-michaela-school-behaviour-drills-culture/ 

May 12, 2017
Daisy Christodoulou – Assessment, Multiple Choice Questions, 7 Myths about Education
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Daisy is one of the leading assessment figures in education in the UK. Her two books - Seven Myths about Education and Making good progress? - have transformed my teaching practice. We spoke about what makes a good assessment, the importance of planning examples, the power of multiple choice questions, the dangers of an over-reliance on past papers, comparative judgement and more!

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/daisy-christodoulou-assessment-multiple-choice-questions-7-myths-about-education/ 

Apr 24, 2017
Greg Ashman – Cognitive Load Theory and Direct Instruction vs Inquiry Based Learning
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Greg is a head of maths in Australia and a prolific and influential blogger at Filling the Pail. We spoke about the implications of Cognitive Load Theory for planning and teaching mathematics (although the lessons are applicable to all subjects), and why Greg prefers direct instruction as opposed to inquiry based approaches to learning.

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/greg-ashman-cognitive-load-theory-and-direct-instruction-vs-inquiry-based-learning/ 

Mar 01, 2017
Paul Rowlandson – Bar Modelling, Questioning, Shanghai, Tokyo & Training Teachers
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Paul is a maths teacher and a leading expert on bar modelling. We spoke about planning for understanding, bar modelling, advice on questioning, what Paul learned from his trips to Shanghai and Tokyo, advice for teacher training and much more.

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/paul-rowlandson-bar-modelling-questioning-shanghai-tokyo-training-teachers/ 

Feb 01, 2017
Tom Bennett – Behaviour, Teacher Workload and ResearchEd
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Tom is the UK's leading figure on behaviour in schools, and the founder of ResearchEd. We spoke about in depth about managing behaviour in the classroom, including addressing some common myths. We also spoke about how best to tackle teacher workload, and what Tom considers to be the most important pieces of educational research.

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/tom-bennett-behaviour-teacher-workload-and-researched/ 

Jan 06, 2017
John Corbett – Flipped Learning, Videos and Corbett Maths
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John is an experienced maths teacher and the legend behind the ridiculously good Corbett Maths. We spoke about planning and delivering lessons using a flipped learning approach, the process that goes into creating maths videos, writing good maths questions, and advice for new teachers.

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/john-corbett-flipped-learning-videos-and-corbett-maths/ 

Dec 14, 2016
Dylan Wiliam – Author, Researcher, Trainer and Assessment for Learning Expert
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Dylan Wiliam is my hero. I know this is a big claim, but I think this interview is an absolute must-listen for teachers of all subjects, possibly all humans full-stop. We spoke about feedback, planning, questioning, research, lesson observations, what Dylan wishes he had known when he started teaching, and so much more. I genuinely have listened back to this interview more than 5 times, and I pick up something new on each listen. Thank you Dylan!

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/dylan-wiliam-author-researcher-trainer-and-assessment-for-learning-expert/ 

Nov 03, 2016
Ed Southall: Part 1 – SolveMyMaths and Mathematics PGCE Tutor
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Ed is a maths teacher, blogger, Twitterer, teacher trainer, and the author of Yes, but why? Teaching for Understanding in Maths. We spoke about good questioning, dodgy plenaries, creating a safe learning environment, and false conventional wisdom

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/ed-southall-solvemymaths-and-mathematics-pgce-tutor/ 

Oct 08, 2016
Beth Lilley – NQT
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At the time of recording, Beth had just finished her first year as a maths teacher. We spoke about the pressures of being an NQT, maintaining a work-life balance, and Beth shares her top tips for surviving and thriving during a gruelling year.

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/14-beth-lilley-nqt/ 

Jul 17, 2016
Jamie Frost – Dr Frost Maths and Teaching High Achievers
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Jamie is an experienced maths teacher at the high achieving Tiffin School. He is also the creator of the outrageously good Dr Frost Maths website. We spoke about planning sequences of lessons, the importance of internalising concepts, and teaching high achievers.

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/13-jamie-frost-dr-frost-maths-and-teaching-high-achievers/ 

Jun 26, 2016
Mark McCourt – Ofsted, emaths, La Salle Education, NCETM and more!
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Mark is a legend in the world of maths education. He is a former head of maths, Ofsted Inspector, Headteacher, creator of emaths, creator of Complete Maths, and the organiser of the amazing La Salle Maths Conferences. We spoke about Ofsted lesson observations, teacher training, being Head of Department and why Mark has never marked a book in his life!

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/12-mark-mccourt-ofsted-emaths-la-salle-education-ncetm-and-more/ 

Jun 15, 2016
Stefanie Sullivan – Maths PGCE Tutor from Nottingham University
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Stef is in charge of the PGCSE programme at Nottingham University, and was my tutor when I trained there many years ago. We spoke in-depth about the lesson planning process, habits of successful trainees, and the most common reasons for teachers leaving the profession.

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/11-stefanie-sullivan-maths-pgce-tutor-from-nottingham-university/ 

May 15, 2016
Will Emeny – Great Maths Teaching Ideas and Numeracy Ninjas
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Will is a genius. He is a head of maths, blogger, and the creator of Numeracy Ninjas. He also has a keen interested in cognitive science, and memory in particular. We spoke about  being a successful Head of Department, prior learning dependency flow and the fascinating subject of memory.

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/10-will-emeny-great-maths-teaching-ideas-and-numeracy-ninjas/ 

Apr 13, 2016
Dan Meyer – 3 Act Math, Desmos, TED Talk and more!
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Dan is possibly the most famous maths teacher in the world. His TED talk and subsequent work on 3 Act Math had a huge influence on my career. We spoke about good and bad uses of technology in teaching and learning, the future of Desmos and the excellent Aspirin and Headache series.

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/9-dan-meyer-3-act-math-desmos-ted-talk-and-more/ 

Mar 25, 2016
Charlie Stripp – NCETM and MEI
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Charlie is a very important man in the world of maths education. He is the head of both the MEI and the NCETM, as well as still finding time to teach maths. We spoke about the importance of times tables, Mastery teaching and the best and worst features of the new maths GCSE.

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/8-charlie-stripp-ncetm-and-mei/ 

Mar 06, 2016
Bruno Reddy – Times Table Rockstars and MrReddy.com
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Bruno is incredible. He is the former head of maths at the pioneering King Solomon Academy, and the creator of the global dominating Times Tables Rockstars. We spoke about creating the right culture in lessons and in school, homework and written feedback, mixed attainment classes, Mastery, Shanghai, and much, much more!

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/7-bruno-reddy-mrreddy-com/ 

Feb 13, 2016
Mel Muldowney – JustMaths
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Mel is part of the award winning JustMaths team, a prolific blogger, and experienced maths teacher. We spoke about running a maths department, moving to a new school, and her now award-winning way of preparing students for the demands of the Maths GCSE.

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/6-mel-muldowney-justmaths/ 

Jan 20, 2016
Jo Morgan – Resourceaholic
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Jo is a maths teacher, head of maths, and award winning blogger. Her Resourceaholic blog is a must visit for all maths teachers, and her Maths Gems posts are always overflowing with gold. We spoke about organising resources, blogging, Twitter and advice for NQTs.

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/5-jo-morgan-resourceaholic/ 

Jan 10, 2016
Oxbridge Interview Special
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On this episode I interviewed four Year 13 students about their experience in their recent Oxford and Cambridge interviews, which should be useful for anyone thinking of applying or helping a student prepare.

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/4-oxbridge-interview-special/ 

Dec 26, 2015
Neil Ogden – Maths Specialist at OCR
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As part of my trilogy of interviews with the awarding bodies about the new Maths GCSE, and what it is like to do their job, I spoke to Neil Ogden from OCR.

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/3-neil-ogden-maths-specialist-at-ocr/ 

Dec 21, 2015
Graham Cumming – Head of Maths at Edexcel
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As part of my trilogy of interviews with the awarding bodies about the new Maths GCSE, and what it is like to do their job, I spoke to Graham Cumming from Edexcel

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/2-graham-cumming-head-of-maths-at-edexcel/ 

Dec 18, 2015
Andrew Taylor – Head of Maths at AQA
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As part of my trilogy of interviews with the awarding bodies about the new Maths GCSE, and what it is like to do their job, I spoke to Andrew Taylor from AQA.

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/1-andrew-taylor-head-of-maths-at-aqa/ 

Dec 11, 2015