Last week the Maths Doctor team visited BETT fair, a large education conference bringing together industry experts and insiders with the latest learning technology.
The increasing presence of technology in and out of the classroom was evident in the large number of stands and speakers introducing various digital learning techniques, whilst the diversity of products and services was equally vast. The number and variation illustrated the need for each individual teacher and learner to find a solution that works for them. This emphasis on the needs of the individual was something that resonated with the Maths Doctor team; a unique benefit of technology in learning.
As well as chatting to passers by, highlights included an opening speech from Michael Gove, as well as a speech on flipped learning by Aaron Sams and Jon Bergmann. The process of flipped learning inverts the traditional classroom method of teaching. Students watch lectures and videos at home – often communicating with peers and teachers via online platforms – freeing up valuable classroom time to go through any problems that students may have encountered during the learning process. This method of learning, whereby the tutor-student relationship is collaborative rather than one-sided, is at the core of our ethos, harnessing ‘content, curiosity and relationships’ to ensure the learner achieves their very best and engage with new topics.
Being at the forefront of digital innovation and online learning meant the Maths Doctor stand was very busy indeed! The team met with some very enthusiastic learners as well as many teachers looking to become part of our online community of tutors via Mactrac, our online tutor platform. If you’re looking for an innovative way to use your teaching skills and supplement your income, why not check out mactrac.org to begin your professional e-tutor training.