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Learning in Lockdown 3 - Laurie Luscombe

A secondary maths teacher shares his thoughts on remote teaching, student engagement, and how students' home life impacts on learning

Learning in Lockdown 3 – Laurie Luscombe
  • Published: 14/05/2020

The third 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 2020 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 12 May 2020, are:

  • Laurie Luscombe: secondary maths teacher working in Oldham
  • Gwen Tresidder: NCETM Communications Manager

Episode chapters

  • 04:21 – How the maths department planned for remote teaching
  • 07:01 – Engagement levels of students
  • 09:26 – Exactly what maths work was sent home
  • 12:06 – Getting a sense of students’ home life?
  • 13:41 – Thoughts about when schools start to open

Useful Links

Laurie tweets as @mrluscombemaths.

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

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