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Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton.
This time around I spoke to Jo Morgan.
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. She is also a regular speaker at the likes of MathsConf, where her sessions are always top-draw. But as we all know, Jo is perhaps best known for her frequent appearances on this very podcast as my co host for several Conference Takeaways episodes as well as a few standalone episodes. Indeed – although she hasn’t actually said this – it is probably her life’s proudest achievement.
Jo recently published a blog post about online teaching, full of lovely resources. This surprised me, because when she was on the show as part of the Teaching from Home series last year, she had ruled out doing any online teaching and was setting Hegarty Maths videos for her students. So, I had to get her back on the shop to find out what had changed and why. And I am so glad I did, because it turned into a bit of a classic.
So, in a wide ranging, conversation, Jo and I discussed the following things, and plenty more besides:
- What does Jo’s working week look like?
- How is she finding juggling teaching versus looking after her girls?
- Then Jo talks us through one of her online lessons in great detail
- What are her favourite resources to use?
- What are some of her top tips for making teaching online effective?
- What challenges does Jo still face?
- Is there anything that she has learned from this experience that she will bring back into the classroom?
Jo is a good friend and an excellent podcast guest. I know you will get a lot out of this conversation.
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On Twitter Jo is: @mathsjem
Jo’s blog is: resourceaholic.com
Jo’s blog post about teaching online is here
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- My online courses are here: craigbarton.podia.com
- My books are “Reflect, Expect, Check, Explain” and “How I wish I’d taught maths”
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