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Photo by Nicola Lang, Rutland and District Schools' Federation

My name is Danielle. When I started my teacher training thirteen years ago, there were very few teaching resources available that suited my teaching style. I set out to create a bank of resources that I could improve year on year.

I aim to include differentiation through scaffolding, questioning, mini-plenaries and total participation techniques in my lessons. Hopefully this enables teachers to assess for learning throughout the lesson and students to make progress regardless of their starting points. I spend a lot of time reading blogs and books on maths teaching to ensure I stay up-to-date with teaching ideas and try to incorporate these into my lessons.

I stand by the philosophy that if it's not good enough to share, it's not good enough for the classroom. I am passionate about raising standards of teaching and learning, and sharing resources is one small step I can take towards reducing the workload of teachers so they can spend more effective time with students.

I was shortlisted for the Bev Evans Resource Contributor prize in 2015 and again in 2017, and I am also a member of the TES secondary maths panel.

I enjoy seeking out new teaching research and have recently been experimenting more with mixed attainment teaching.

I run PixiMaths on my own around teaching at a state school in Rutland, where I live with my two little boys.

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