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 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.

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.