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Learning in Lockdown 6 – Craig Tilstone

A Year 6 teacher talks about the difficulty of engagement in remote learning in an area with a low socio-economic profile

Learning in Lockdown 6 – Craig Tilstone
  • Published: 26/05/2020

Craig Tilstone talks about the difficulty of engagement in remote learning in an area with a low socio-economic profile. He talks about the decisions made and steps taken that have improved engagement in maths learning. And he gives an insight into the juggling act of doing all this while schooling his own children from home!

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

Show notes

Taking part in the discussion, recorded on 20 May 2020, are:

  • Craig Tilstone, Maths Lead, SLE and Year 6 teacher at a Nottinghamshire primary school
  • Gwen Tresidder: NCETM Communications Manager.

Episode chapters

  • 00:06 – Introduction, and Craig’s new working week
  • 02:56 – What learning is being sent home
  • 06:26 – What is producing the best engagement at home?
  • 07:56 – Opening after half term?
  • 09:06 – Immediate needs for Year 6 pupils?
  • 10:06 – Looking ahead to September
  • 12:36 – Anything you’ve personally learnt during the lockdown period?

Useful links

Craig tweets as @CraigTilstone

During the podcast, Craig mentions:

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

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