#005 Jo Morgan – Resourceaholic

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On this episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast I spoke to Jo Morgan. Jo is a secondary school maths teacher, the creator of the amazing Resourceaholic blog, and a prolific Twitter user. If it was up to me, I would make her regular “Maths Gems” posts compulsory reading for all maths teachers, as they highlight the most interesting, innovative practises and resources out there.

I planned to speak to Jo for about an hour, but it turned into a bit of an epic. I asked Jo loads of things, including:

  • Why did she become a teacher?
  • Why did she start her blog?
  • How does she organise all her resources?
  • How does she plan her lessons?
  • Describe a lesson that went badly, and what did she learn from it?
  • How is she preparing her students for the new GCSE?
  • What advice does she have for student teachers or NQTs?

Jo’s excellent Resourceaholic blog can be found here: http://www.resourceaholic.com/
And on Twitter she is @mathsjem: http://www.twitter.com/@mathsjem

Here are the links to Jo’s Big 3:
1. AS Resource Page: http://www.resourceaholic.com/p/resource-libraries.html
2. New Maths GCSE Page: http://www.resourceaholic.com/p/new-gcse-support.html
3. Blog post on different ways to find the Highest Common Factor: http://www.resourceaholic.com/2015/03/tricks-and-tips-1-hcf.html
And, as a bonus, the amazing Pret Homework website: http://prethomework.weebly.com/

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3 thoughts on “#005 Jo Morgan – Resourceaholic

  1. Just wanted to say thanks for this great podcast. I love the series but this was my favourite. I loved the advice about teaching being like children’s phases. with everything being temporary. As a mother and second-career new teacher it really resonated with me.

  2. Brilliant podcast. We are going to go through all Jo’s gems. There are 12 of us so thats 8 ish each. Then pick a favourite and share with the team. I am already a big fan of resourceaholic but have only dipped into the gems. Thanks for sharing you time and ideas.

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