Craig Barton interviews guests from the wonderful world of education about their approaches to teaching, educational research and more. All show notes, resources and videos here: https://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/
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/
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?
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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