Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton.
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Now this episode is a bit of an experiment. Usually I interview one or two people from the world of education per episode who interest and inspire me. But this time I am going for over 50. You see, this episode is called a Slice of Advice – many thanks to my wife for the title (I have to give her credit in case she sues me) – where I ask one question to lots of different people, and compile all their answers together in one delightfully wisdom-packed offering.
Given that I am recording this podcast at the end of another busy academic year over in sunny England, I thought a nice question would be “what you have learned this year?”. I gave each person between 1 and 5 minutes, and told them to interpret the question however they liked. And they did not disappoint. You will hear a wide range of views and reflections, from past and future guests, from teachers, heads of department, headteachers and academics. There are familiar voices and those not so familiar. There are mathematicians and non-mathematicians, primary and secondary colleagues, and a few surprises in there too.
Here is the full cast list in order of appearance:
***Note: I have every intention of time-stamping each of the contributions in the show-notes so this epic episode is easier to navigate, just in case – like me! – you wish to revisit certain sections. A summer job!
Now, as I say, this episode represents something of an experiment. I would be fascinated to know if you like it, and if you would like to hear more Slice of Advice episodes with lots of different guests sharing their responses to specific questions next year.
Thanks so much for listening, and I really hope you enjoy the show!
I am a maths teacher, currently teaching at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, UK. Here are links to some of my work:
Mr Barton Maths Blog
Mr Barton Maths Podcast
My book: How I wish I’d taught maths