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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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.

Create collaborative online units to support your classroom
by Sonal Kumar on 14/03/2017

I found this course to be practical and useful in terms of developing my skills related to screen casting and also creating units using a LAMS tool such as Open Learning.

It enabled me to reflect on my teaching practice and I was able to actually implement something concrete which in other courses there is never enough time to do.

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by Lesley Krajcer on 12/03/2017

Absolutely loved the course and the way we “Learn Implement Share”! Richard is a fantastic teacher whose positive attributes are too many to list. He gave timely and helpful feedback and it was great sharing with other participants. I am now busy implementing my new strategies. Thank you

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by Valerie Miller on 23/02/2017

The best aspects of the course where all the videos including the ones with the presenter. it made it more personable and created a sense of virtual connectedness. The extra readings and the content were fabulous and assisted in a stronger development and understanding of the course objective and learning. I am always looking for new ways to develop effective classroom management skills and this course certainly hit the mark. I now have more tools.

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by alicia Chisholm on 21/02/2017

I found this course to be very rewarding and informative. The best aspects of the course were the videos showing other teachers real life experiences. The moderators response to participants' posts have been informative and sprinkled with humour making it an enjoyable course to be on over the past weeks. I leave the course absolutely inspired, full of enthusiasm and with a few new teaching tips. Many Thanks.

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by Janet Shepherd on 21/02/2017

The course Motivating, Engaging and Managing students Effectively was excellent because the course material was easy to understand and informative.

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by Louise Smith on 15/02/2017

Course was informative and motivational. The course was set out well and easy to follow and complete in the online format.

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by Sara Karoliny on 17/01/2017

This was a helpful, practical and succinct course with lots of great examples of what quality teaching looks like. It was useful, not only in terms of learning some new strategies to engage, motivate and manage students, but also allowed the opportunity to reflect on my own current practice – what I already do effectively and what aspects I could improve. I look forward to trying some of the suggested strategies in Term 1 this year and reporting back on their effectiveness. The format of the course is easy to follow, but somethings don’t work well on an iPad, e.g. I had to open the articles (readings) on a laptop, but this is a minor criticism. For me, the aspects of the course I most enjoyed were on “Praising to manage” and teaching the skills of independence. I also appreciated that there were downloadable notes for this course to refer to in the future. This was my first “Learn, implement, share” course and I would consider undertaking another one in the future.

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by Karim Najjarine on 13/01/2017

I found the course very practically oriented and free of jargon.

Motivating, Engaging and Managing Students Effectively
by Michael Cunningham on 11/01/2017

- Its hard to nail down what was the best part, I picked up a lot of nice tips in regards to extending on processes and strategies, which I was looking into doing or hard started to do. However, that said I have put a few bits and pieces into a word document of notes I have taken to refer back to as well :D.

- Greatly! It just reinforces that we are trying to make positive changes to teaching and the best ways to engage students this day and age, which is not always an easy thing to do. I know that sometimes it feels like a never ending battle with endless processes, but at the end of the day we have to make steps to support students, engage and motivate them.

- All of the above – its reinforced some of the positive steps I have already been using and its nice to know I am on a positive track, which will help students and expand on my teaching aspects.

Dynamic Geometry and Algebra with GeoGebra - Online
by Anna Hayes on 23/12/2016

I really enjoyed taking the time to explore geogebra, the little baby steps at the beginning paved the way for achieving more sophisticated objects later. I don’t think such growth and confidence would have been achieved in a one day course. I feel geogebra is a tool I will use frequently in my teaching of mathematics.

Turning your maths classroom into an engaged learning environment
by Amanda Blair on 19/12/2016

The course offered some great suggestions and food for thought to try to deal with the increasing problem of lack of motivation and engagement of current students. There is no magic bullet but the course offered a way to help improve the situation.