Richard Andrew



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06/03/2008

Richard Andrew

Richard has taught in 3 states and territories of Australia over the past 25 years and has been Head of Mathematics at Oxford Falls Grammar School for 6 years. He has developed a teaching style which is interactive and relational, directed yet open ended, and which fosters individual progression, higher-order thinking, and collaborative learning. Richard is a passionate campaigner for conceptual learning; his professional journey continues to lead him to discover more and more ways of teaching mathematics conceptually and he delights in sharing these with other teachers.

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Create an engaged learning environment with your students
by Melissa King on 26/03/2018

Create an Engaged Learning Environment with Your Students is a comprehensive course, that has been well thought out and executed. It offers effective strategies that aid in classroom management and strategies to keep students on task.

Create an engaged learning environment with your students
by Blaire Marsh on 13/03/2018

This course was wonderful, the flexibility of it made it more beneficial to me and my needs.

Create an engaged learning environment with your students
by Emma Jackson-Le Couteur on 26/02/2018

The course was excellent. Richard’s variety of strategies about better engaging students in the classroom, as well as his variety of resources including articles and videos, was excellent.

I learned an enormous amount of info to apply to my own practice.

Turning your maths classroom into an engaged learning environment
by Melissa Cameron on 13/11/2017

I really enjoyed this course because as a non-math teacher teaching math I often get worried that I’m not doing it right. This course clearly shows that the traditional method is not the only method, which is great, because the traditional method puts me to sleep sometimes. I am blessed within my job that these classes aren’t actually called math, so the kids are half not expecting maths, which means when I do strange and unusual things within my classroom I am generally not met by too much resistance, although this may also be because “traditional” math learning obviously hasn’t worked for my students, as this is why they are in my class. I think I am going to focus even more in my classes on teaching more conceptually than before and keeping it as different to their standard math classes as possible.

Create an engaged learning environment with your students
by Chris Oldham on 09/10/2017

Creating an Engaged Learning Environment with your Students was an excellent course, full of pertinent and practicable advice on enlivening your classroom. As a teacher of 34 years, I thought (quite arrogantly, of course) that I “would know it all”...but I didn’t! And now I feel as if a new depth in dimension has been added to my teaching. Great stuff!
Richard was really approachable and quick to respond to my comments and questions.
I recommend the course highly!

Create an engaged learning environment with your students
by Mee-Ok Lee on 18/09/2017

Very useful course, particularly with respect to classroom management.

Create an engaged learning environment with your students
by Douglas Hughes on 08/09/2017

This was a very good course, with many very helpful strategies for creating positive learning environments. The course used a variety of multimedia to deliver its content, which was very engaging. The course also encouraged experimenting with these techniques in the classroom and then commenting back as to the success of this implementation. The presenter replied to all comment threads in the course quickly, and was very encouraging.

Create an engaged learning environment with your students
by Hiba Haragli on 17/08/2017

The course is very motivating as it helped show me different ways to keep my students engaged in my lessons.

Create collaborative online units for your students
by Gyan Mudaliar on 14/08/2017

I enjoyed the course very much and to be very frank I learnt a lot about the collaborative unit. I will give the course a rating of excellent because it has been very friendly and hugely informative.

The delivery format was through online learning platform and I enjoyed every bit of the use of this platform because it provided me an opportunity to discuss issues using the comments section and get instant feedback. The way the contents are organised and presented is quite versatile and I will recommend this course to any teacher who wishes to create innovation in teaching and also harbour engagement in learning.

Create an engaged learning environment with your students
by Jo Spano-trotter on 26/07/2017

A fairly easy course to navigate your way around the pages. At times the page would not register that I had completed the work when I had and so spent additional time try to fix this. I spent far more time on it than 15hours though but maybe I work slower than others. Very relevant, specific content that is easy to follow. Videos were interesting and informative. Blogging is annoying but completely understandable for an online course

Create an engaged learning environment with your students
by Sarah Thompson on 25/07/2017

This was a great course really engaging, great videos and very informative.

Further your GeoGebra skills
by Roland Tenefrancia on 26/04/2017

The course was very informative and useful. I learned a lot from using Geogebra which I thought would be difficult at first but I eventually got used to it and appreciated the many things it offers.

Create collaborative online units to support your classroom
by Damian Brindley on 10/04/2017

Very useful and practical material.

Turning your maths classroom into an engaged learning environment
by Ken Walkinshaw on 07/04/2017

The course was good because the strategies presented along with the course notes and videos were easily related to a normal classroom situation. The strategies when implemented consistently made improvement to my classroom and my teaching.

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by Angela Sullivan on 31/03/2017

A great course which exceeded my expectations and made a difference to my classroom practice.

Create collaborative online units to support your classroom
by Holly Akhurst on 29/03/2017

​I found both this course to be very valuable and would recommend. It required more hours in time than what was recognised e.g. 12 hrs recognised but I would have spent well over that completing the course, however, I do have a very useful resource that has saved me hours of term preparation.

Presenter Andrew, was outstanding. Very helpful and responded to things super quick

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by Holly Akhurst on 29/03/2017

​I found both this course to be very valuable and would recommend. It required more hours in time than what was recognised e.g. 12 hrs recognised but I would have spent well over that completing the course, however, I do have a very useful resource that has saved me hours of term preparation.

Presenter Andrew, was outstanding. Very helpful and responded to things super quick

Create collaborative online units to support your classroom
by Jacinta Ebbott on 28/03/2017

The best aspects of the course were: the explainer/implementation videos of previous participants; learning to create screencast videos and learning how to incorporate online collaboration. I have been hugely inspired! Now I have to create online units for Ancient Rome and Ancient China because I don’t think my class will want to go back to the old way. Thank you Richard.

The Flipped Maths Classroom
by Andrew Tome on 26/03/2017

The course was a good course for beginners who have never tried to create a tutorial. But I am unsure the title “Flipped Maths Classroom” is a completely relevant one as most of the focus is on creating tutorials. I feel there should have been a greater focus on what a flipped classroom is and I was hoping for a more inspiring insight into creating multimedia clips to facilitate learning.

It was nice to be exposed to different software and I am now a big fan of Camtasia. Richard was always prompt in replying to comments and giving feedback which I found helpful.

Create collaborative online units to support your classroom
by Frances Wiedersatz on 26/03/2017

For me the course was way out of my comfort zone and the implementation was difficult because of issues with the technology. I would say it was a very good course and the facilitator was helpful and remained positive.