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Modelling examples under the visualiser

Written by: Dave Tushingham
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DAVE TUSHINGHAM, LEAD PRACTITIONER MATHEMATICS, THE GREENSHAW LEARNING TRUST, UK Teaching in the pandemic In March 2020, immediate and urgent change to our pedagogical approaches was needed as the world went into lockdown. For most students, learning now largely took place online. For teachers like myself, live ‘performance’ in the classroom was replaced with practice that more closely resembled a ‘rehearsal’ at home, through the teaching of online lessons. Asynchronous online lessons were recorded, providing significant barriers to checks for understanding. This further increased the importance of the quality of delivery and choice of worked examples that were used.  Why use a visualiser? Designing asynchronous lessons online using a visualiser and watching them back acted as powerful CPD for the classroom. I had become more expert at modelling under a visualiser, and there were clear benefits for using a visualiser in the live classroom. Explanations under a visualiser h

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    Lead Practitioner in Mathematics, Greenshaw Learning Trust, Bristol, UK

    Currently working in the Greenshaw Learning Trust, I work alongside other Lead Practitioners to support staff and students and I am constantly humbled by colleagues' expertise and warmth, learning new ideas for my own practice every day.

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