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Learning in Lockdown 2 – Jo Brown

A Year 5 teacher talks about how her pupils have engaged and what lessons she will take forward

Learning in Lockdown 2 – Jo Brown
  • Published: 13/05/2020

The second of our conversations exploring how schools and teachers are managing the challenges of providing remote learning in maths, supporting students and looking after their own well-being during the COVID-19 school closures.

We hope that this interview, and others, will generate ideas and allow listeners to reflect on their own practice, remembering that different contexts will require different approaches.

Show notes

Taking part in the discussion, recorded on 11 May 2020, are:

  • Jo Brown, primary teacher (Year 5), maths lead and maths SLE, working in a school in Kent
  • Gwen Tresidder: NCETM Communications Manager.

Episode chapters

  • 00:06 – Introduction, and Jo’s working week
  • 04:01 – How Jo approaches her maths teaching
  • 06:16 – Engagement levels of pupils 
  • 09:49 – Feelings about schools’ phased return
  • 11:23 - Lessons learned for the future.

Useful links

The NCETM materials, mentioned by Jo: www.ncetm.org.uk/masterypd

During April and May 2020 the regular Tuesday night Twitter-based #mathscpdchat frequently discussed teachers’ approaches to remote teaching. Accounts of all these conversation can be found at: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/mathscpdchat.

Learning in Lockdown podcast episodes

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