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  • Go to Don't Reinvent the Wheel - Check Out Our Unit Plans! blog

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    Don't Reinvent the Wheel - Check Out Our Unit Plans!

    Our unit plans have been carefully planned and created by qualified teachers with the busy teacher in mind!

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    2 min read
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    Classroom Mysteries - Perceptual Processing Disorders

    Every day in classrooms across Australia, contemporary Educators put on their “Nancy Drew” hats and try to solve the mystery of why one of their students isn’t learning effectively. Faced with a plethora of likely suspects, the investigation continues, until the “culprit” is found. This is the story of one of the unsolved cases...

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    5 min read
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    10 Ways to Use Playdough in the Classroom

    Kids love playdough! So why not use it in the classroom...here are ten ways you can!

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    2 min read
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    How to Use Whiteboards in the Classroom to Encourage Creativity

    Creativity is important. It aids a child’s intellectual and emotional development, helps them to innovate and develop problem-solving skills, and can even help children to feel more confident in their ideas and decisions.

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    3 min read
  • Go to 22 Maths Mentals Classroom Games and Teaching Resources blog

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    22 Maths Mentals Classroom Games and Teaching Resources

    Mental maths is a students ability to make calculations in their mind without the guidance of pencil and paper, calculators or other aids. This blog outlines some activities, resources and ideas of how to develop your students number sense.

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    4 min read
  • Go to 26 Brain Break Ideas for the Classroom blog

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    26 Brain Break Ideas for the Classroom

    This blog will outline 25 quick and easy ways to get your students to take a brain break, even if it is for 10 minutes, it is sure to limit distractions and improve attention.

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    4 min read
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    10 Amazing Teaching Tools for the Classroom

    Relax! Sit down and have a cup of tea and enjoy scrolling through some of these amazing, time saving teaching tools that are all available on Teach Starter!

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    2 min read
  • Go to 31 Activities and Resources for Teaching Fractions in the Classroom blog

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    31 Activities and Resources for Teaching Fractions in the Classroom

    Everything you need to teach and have fun with fractions in the classroom.

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    Easy and Fun Origami Box for Kids

    A step by step process (with photos) to create this fun origami box, plus, a video to match! You can't go wrong...

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    2 min read
  • Go to 14 Quick, Easy and Fun Daily Classroom Fitness Activities blog

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    14 Quick, Easy and Fun Daily Classroom Fitness Activities

    This blog briefly outlines each activity from our 'Pack of Fun' fitness cards.

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    6 min read
  • Go to 16 Hands On Phonics Games for the Classroom blog

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    16 Hands On Phonics Games for the Classroom

    This blog outlines some fantastic phonics resources and activity ideas that can be used in the classroom environment.

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    5 min read
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    7 Benefits to Blogging in the Classroom

    Blogging with your students in the classroom can be a fun and positive way to connect and share with parents on a regular basis.

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    3 min read
  • Go to Nine Nifty ways to use a Pack of Cards in the Classroom blog

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    Nine Nifty ways to use a Pack of Cards in the Classroom

    Read this blog for nine simply nifty ways to use a pack of cards in your classroom. Everything you need to know...

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  • Go to 5 Ways to Spark Imagination in the Classroom Using Writing Prompts blog
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  • Go to 25 Social Stories To Use in the Mainstream Classroom blog

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    25 Social Stories To Use in the Mainstream Classroom

    Social stories describe social situations or concepts in a layout that is clear and meaningful for children. Teach Starter have created 25 social stories, templates and pictures for the use in mainstream classrooms.

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  • Go to 15 Handy Handwriting Hints and Resources blog

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    15 Handy Handwriting Hints and Resources

    Some great hints and tips to add to your handwriting program.

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    2 min read
  • Go to 9 Clever and Creative Ways to Use Paddle Pop Sticks in the Classroom blog

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    9 Clever and Creative Ways to Use Paddle Pop Sticks in the Classroom

    9 cheap, fun and effective ways to use paddle pop sticks for hands on activities in the classroom.

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    2 min read
  • Go to 5 Differentiation Strategies To 'Individualise' Your Curriculum blog

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    5 Differentiation Strategies To 'Individualise' Your Curriculum

    Catering to the diverse range of learning needs of students is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges faced by the teachers of today. Read this blog article for ideas on how to mange the diverse learning abilities in your classroom.

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    4 min read
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    6 Reasons Why Testing is Beneficial

    Testing, especially pre- and post- testing, is an effective tool being used in classrooms to help teachers monitor and measure the learning of their students. This blog outlines 6 reasons pre- and post- tests are beneficial.

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    3 min read
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    The Fundamental Building Blocks of Teaching Spelling

    Developing a spelling program is not about students learning a list of words at home and taking a spelling test every Friday to determine how much they have managed to rote learn. Spelling is more than learning words...it's learning about words (Bush, 2008). Learning about words and how to spell them is not done in one exposure and that's it! It's about multiple, meaningful exposures to the English language.

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    3 min read
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    A Goal Without a Plan Is Just a Wish

    For students to become active participants in the learning process, a learning experience needs to have a reason; with clearly defined and achievable goals.

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    2 min read
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    The Art of Handwriting

    Handwriting is an important skill for students to learn at school. Having legible handwriting, along with the use of language conventions, enables a person to record their ideas and communicate effectively with others through written text.

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    3 min read
  • Go to Is Dictation Just an Old-Fashioned Teaching Strategy? blog

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    Is Dictation Just an Old-Fashioned Teaching Strategy?

    How many teachers still use dictation as a teaching tool in their classrooms? How many teachers would consider dictation a waste of time, boring for the students, a ‘teacher-centred’ task?

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    4 min read
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    Relief Teaching Tips and Advice for Australian Teachers

    Are you starting out this school year as a relief teacher?

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    4 min read
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    A Guide to the English Language System

    Whether you are a new teacher, an experienced teacher or a parent, understanding the English language system can be very confusing. This blog post will outline some of the terms that are commonly used in the early years of schooling.

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    3 min read
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    Tips on Teaching Young Students to Read

    Encouraging a love of reading is crucial in the early years of a child’s learning. In this blog we will aim to give you some Teach Starter resources that will help you on your journey in teaching young children to read.

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    3 min read
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    A Fun Activity to Introduce Density to Children

    Hello, my name is Emma and I blog at Science Sparks, a blog that is packed full of fun, easy and engaging science activities for children of all ages, using materials and equipment you probably already have around the house.

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    2 min read
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    A Fun Activity to Introduce Magnetism to Children

    Hello, my name is Emma and I blog at Science Sparks, a blog that is packed full of fun, easy and engaging science activities for children of all ages, using materials and equipment you probably already have around the house.

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    1 min read
  • Go to Opinion: Is it time to let cursive die? blog

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    Opinion: Is it time to let cursive die?

    Cursive handwriting is a dying craft.

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    2 min read
  • Go to Random name selector for your classroom blog

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    Random name selector for your classroom

    We've just launched a new tool for use in your classroom; a random name selector!

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    Sometimes we all just need a little pep talk

    Kid President is on a mission to make grown-ups less boring. His ‘Pep Talk’ video is one way he’s set out to do this, with the help of Rainn Wilson’s (Dwight from The Office U.S.) website Soul Pancake.

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    Make 3D Object Nets with Foldify

    Foldify is an incredibly intuitive and fun app which teaches students about 3D shape nets and how the net’s surfaces relate to the corresponding 3D object it creates.

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