Podcast 64: How Can We Shape Perceptions of Maths?

Joshua McGovernJoshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working… Read more about Joshua McGovernWhy are some people so scared of learning or doing maths?Our 64th interview is with Bobby Seagull, a maths teacher, doctoral student, author and University Challenge contestant.In this podcast, listen to Bobby and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:Where the surname ‘Seagull’ comes fromBobby’s education storyHow a financial trader becomes a teacherWhat it’s like to take part in University ChallengeWork-life balance and workload tips for maths teachersThe Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and why you should read itListen carefully to find out how you can win a copy of Bobby’s bookHow Bobby approached starting his doctoral researchWhat’s he doing in the classroomHow Bobby works as a teacher and media influencerHow we can shape people’s perceptions of mathsFinally, we discover what job Bobby would have started if he didn’t become a teacher.Listen to the podcast (21 minutes) https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Podcast-64.-Bobby-Seagul.mp3Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!You can follow Bobby on Twitter or Instagram for inspiring ideas from the world of maths!Image credit: West Ham United and BTRelated

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