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What All Teachers Should Be Doing During the Holidays

Has your 2017 brain melted, dribbled out of your ears and been washed down the shower drain? Find out what you can do to help put it back in.

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The Best Hands-On Activity for Numbers to 10

Posted Thursday December 7 by Holly (Teach Starter)

A super fun hands-on activity to help consolidate children's knowledge of numbers one to ten. Read more...

10 Ways Teachers Can Support Shy Students

Posted Wednesday December 6 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Don't let shy students fall under the radar in your classroom. Here are some strategies you can use to support and encourage them. Read more...

Why You Don't Need to Know "How" to Get Kids Coding

Posted Tuesday December 5 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Kids Learning how to code

Find out how you can teach students computer coding without knowing yourself how to code... Read more...

Teaching Ideas

The Best Hands-On Activity for Numbers to 10

A super fun hands-on activity to help consolidate children's knowledge of numbers one to ten.

Read more...

10 Ways Teachers Can Support Shy Students

Posted Wednesday December 6 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Don't let shy students fall under the radar in your classroom. Here are some strategies you can use to support and encourage them. Read more...

Why You Don't Need to Know "How" to Get Kids Coding

Posted Tuesday December 5 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Kids Learning how to code

Find out how you can teach students computer coding without knowing yourself how to code... Read more...

Colouring-in Activities to Help Make This a Mindful Christmas

Posted Thursday November 30 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Mindful Colouring in pages for Christmas

Stop with the tinsel, the glitter and bonbons. At least for a short while. Create some Christmas calm with these beautiful, mindful colouring-in sheets. Read more...

In the Classroom

How to use the Seesaw App in the Classroom

The Seesaw app is described as a student-driven digital portfolio. But, from the stories from our Instagram followers, it is much more than that, plus, it's free!

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5 Ways to Nail the Perfect End-of-Year Classroom Clean Out

Posted Sunday December 3 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Decluttering Tips for Teachers

These simple steps will help you figure out what to keep, and what to let go, so you end up with just the right amount of everything you need! Read more...

How to Create an Effective Parent-Teacher Communication Strategy

Posted Wednesday November 22 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Parent Teacher Communication Strategies, Hints, Tips & Ideas

One small step away from our classroom family are our students' real families! Find out how to create a positive strategy for parent-teacher communication. Read more...

Create Your Own Teacher Planner - Printable Templates

Posted Tuesday November 21 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Check out how to create your very own teacher planner using our printable templates. Read more...

About Teach Starter

The 30 Most Popular Resources of 2017!

Check out which resources Teach Starter members have loved the most in 2017. With links to free downloads, you can see what all the buzz is about!

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What's New at Teach Starter HQ?

Posted Wednesday November 29 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Find out more about our team, see what new partnerships we've made and read about the design process for our new logo! Read more...

We've Sponsored a Story Dog Team!

Posted Monday October 23 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Teach Starter's Story Dog Team

We've sponsored a Story Dog team! Meet Eva and her beautiful Black Labrador, Cheya. Read more...

2017 Brisbane Teacher Meet-Up Review

Posted Wednesday July 5 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Check out the video from our first ever VIP Teacher Event! Ticket winners enjoyed an afternoon of laughter, stories, and inspiring conversations! What better way to spend a Saturday in the school holiday than with a room full of amazingly inspirational teachers! Read more...

For Parents

Activities to Help Kids Develop Creative Thinking Skills

How do you teach the kinds of creative thinking skills that kids in the 21st Century really need? Find out here...

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Thoughtful Teacher Gift Ideas

Posted Monday November 13 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Best Teacher Gift Ideas with free printable gift tags for teachers

After a lively conversation here in the Teach Starter office about the whole concept of gifts for teachers, here's a little food for thought! Read more...

Preparing Your Child for High School

Posted Wednesday November 8 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

High School Preparation - Tips to help your child

Starting high school is a big change for most kids. Read these tips from teachers to help your child with their high school preparation. Read more...

Home Reading - A Guide for Parents

Posted Wednesday September 27 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Getting those home readers home for the first time can be both exciting and daunting for parents. Read this blog for some hints and tips for reading at home. Read more...

Life and Wellbeing

A School Teacher's Holiday Told in Memes

What better way to celebrate school holidays than with a meme story that illustrates the vacation part of the somewhat repetitious teacher life-cycle.

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What All Teachers Should Be Doing During the Holidays

Posted 6 days ago by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Holiday ideas for teachers

Has your 2017 brain melted, dribbled out of your ears and been washed down the shower drain? Find out what you can do to help put it back in. Read more...

How to Stop Losing Your Voice as a Teacher

Posted Wednesday November 22 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Voice Care for Teachers

Hands up if you've lost your voice as a teacher? You're not alone! Find out why it happens and what you can do to take care of your voice. Read more...

Sprout! Plant Your Pencils Giveaway!

Posted Sunday November 19 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

Spout Pencil Giveaway

Check out these awesome Sprout pencils. See how the grow and find out how you can use them in the classroom. Read more...