#105 Teaching from Home: Jo Morgan – Hegarty Maths, family life, and why she will not be doing “live” lessons

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Hello and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths podcast, with me Craig Barton.

This is another episode in my Teaching from Home podcast series – a series dedicated to supporting teachers who are working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020.

My aim is that you will hear from a wide variety of teachers, sharing a wide variety of experiences. 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. I have no idea how long this series will go on for – but so long as people keep listening and hopefully finding it useful, I shall continue!

This time I spoke to UK maths teacher, Queen of blogging, and best-selling author Jo Morgan. Now, Jo finds herself in a situation that will be common to many listeners in that she has to set her students’ work whilst also looking after her two young children. On top of that he has senior leadership responsibilities voering the well-being of all students in her school. How does she cope, and why does she not believe that live teaching is the answer? There is only one way to find out.

I hope you enjoy the episode and find it useful. And please stay safe

On Twitter, Jo is @mathsjem

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Thanks so much for listening, stay safe, and I really hope you enjoy the show
Craig Barton

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