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Remote teaching returns 1 – Kyle Evans and Kathryn Darwin

Brand new to live online teaching, or almost a year in? Two teachers from both ends of the spectrum discuss what works

Remote teaching returns 1 – Kyle Evans and Kathryn Darwin
  • Published: 21/01/2021

Kyle Evans has been teaching live online lessons, at his sixth form college in Hampshire since March, including a blended approach during autumn 2020. Kathryn Darwin’s school opted for an asynchronous approach during March 2020 lockdown but in January 2021 has has moved to a full online timetable. They discuss what works to help teach maths well online, and how to promote interaction with self-conscious students!

Show notes

Taking part in the discussion are:

  • Kyle Evans: Director of Maths and computer science at a large sixth form college near Southampton
  • Kathryn Darwin: secondary maths teacher and second in department in a school in Dewsbury
  • Gwen Tresidder: NCETM Communications Manager

Episode chapters

  • 01:06 How their schools are delivering maths now
  • 05:09 Addressing safeguarding/privacy concerns
  • 11:53 Getting students to respond and engage
  • 14:41 The best bit of maths you’ve taught online

Useful links

Kathryn tweets as @Arithmaticks and is one of the regular hosts on our Tuesday night CPD Twitter chat #mathscpdchat.

Kyle tweets as @kyledevans. His webpage kyledevans.com has more details about his other life as a maths entertainer. He has put some of his best ideas for getting students responding in this thread: Kyle D Evans on Twitter: "A few people requested some more content-specific tips for engagement in online lessons. I'm happy to share a few more ideas - maths-centric, but many adaptable to other subjects I'm sure. 👍 (thread)" / Twitter

Kyle mentions using a mini-whiteboard tool on Desmos

Both guests recommend Whiteboards.fi to emulate the use of mini-whiteboards in class

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