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Midday Munching - Recipe Four

The flavours of this simple pasta salad are vibrant and the carbohydrates will keep you well fuelled throughout the afternoon classes until that sweet home time bell rings out loud!

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6 FREE School Holiday Art Activities for Kids

Posted 15 hours ago by Cassie (Teach Starter)

size free art and craft activities for young children by teach starter

As a parent with school holiday boredom in mind, I've compiled a list of six simple art and craft activities you can do at home with your kids, using some of the FREE primary resources available here on the Teach Starter website. Read more...

How to Set up Guided Reading in the Classroom

Posted 1 day ago by Holly (Teach Starter)

I remember sitting in a lecture during my teaching studies, listening attentively about the importance of guided reading, an essential part of any early literacy program. Read more...

Cityscape Artwork - We Built This City

Posted Tuesday June 20 by Sarah Said from @miss_said_said

A fantastic cityscape artwork that covers a range of Visual Arts outcomes. Read more...

Activities Art & Craft Parenting

6 FREE School Holiday Art Activities for Kids

As a parent with school holiday boredom in mind, I've compiled a list of six simple art and craft activities you can do at home with your kids, using some of the FREE primary resources available here on the Teach Starter website.

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The Easiest Slime Recipe Ever!

Posted Monday June 19 by Holly (Teach Starter)

I may be a bit late to the party. But, this is the fourth slime recipe I have used and it is by far the easiest and most effective recipe ever! Read more...

20 FUN Classroom Angles Activities and Teaching Resources

Posted Tuesday May 2 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Angles can be very confusing, but these activities and resources will make angles fun in your classroom! Read more...

A Simple DIY Classroom Garden

Posted Monday February 27 by Holly (Teach Starter)

If I can create this class garden, anyone can... Read more...

Activities Art & Craft Parenting

6 FREE School Holiday Art Activities for Kids

As a parent with school holiday boredom in mind, I've compiled a list of six simple art and craft activities you can do at home with your kids, using some of the FREE primary resources available here on the Teach Starter website.

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Cityscape Artwork - We Built This City

Posted Tuesday June 20 by Sarah Said from @miss_said_said

A fantastic cityscape artwork that covers a range of Visual Arts outcomes. Read more...

Monster Corner Bookmark Craft Activity

Posted Tuesday May 30 by Taylor Donnelly

Are you looking for a quick, engaging and easy craft activity to do with your students? Read more...

Romero Britto Inspired Art Activities

Posted Tuesday April 18 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Check out these gorgeous Romero Britto inspired art activities... Read more...

Classroom Management

Report Cards - Then and Now!

“I remember when report cards used to be a tick box and one sentence at the end.”

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Marble Jar Reward System for the Classroom

Posted Sunday April 23 by Holly (Teach Starter)

The counting and clinking of the marbles going into the jar were always the most exciting part of this whole class reward system! Read more...

Basket of Tricks - 5 Minute Time Fillers for the Classroom

Posted Tuesday March 21 by Holly (Teach Starter)

My days were always jam packed with educational goodness, that's why when 5 minutes opened up - it really threw me! Read more...

68 Ideas and Tips for Setting Up Maths Rotations in the Classroom

Posted Wednesday February 15 by Holly (Teach Starter)

To do maths rotations or not? Read more...

Creating Teach Starter

Brisbane Teacher Meet-Up

An amazing experience being in a room full of dedicated and passionate teachers...

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The Cone and Cylinder Debate!

Posted Wednesday March 29 by Holly (Teach Starter)

The debate is over...we have come to our final decision. Read more...

2016 Australian Expo Wrap Up

Posted Wednesday September 7, 2016 by Holly (Teach Starter)

What an amazing time we had at our expos this year! Read all about here... Read more...

15 of the Best FREE Teaching Resources Ever

Posted Wednesday July 20, 2016 by Holly (Teach Starter)

We want you to see why all of our members rave about Teach Starter. Check out 15 of the best free teaching resources ever to hit our website! Read more...

Art & Craft Fun & Games

Origami Transforming Star using Sticky Notes

Have you packed all your craft gear away? That's ok - all you need is eight sticky notes per student for this cool origami transforming star...

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10 Funny Letters Written by Kids

Posted Wednesday November 9, 2016 by Holly (Teach Starter)

These gave us a little giggle here at Teach Starter, so we decided to share some of our most favourite... Read more...

14 Quick, Easy and Fun Daily Classroom Fitness Activities

Posted Thursday September 22, 2016 by Victoria (Teach Starter)

This blog briefly outlines each activity from our 'Pack of Fun' fitness cards (free download). Read more...

16 Hands On Phonics Games for the Classroom

Posted Tuesday September 20, 2016 by Holly (Teach Starter)

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

Guest Blog Wellness

Midday Munching - Recipe Four

The flavours of this simple pasta salad are vibrant and the carbohydrates will keep you well fuelled throughout the afternoon classes until that sweet home time bell rings out loud!

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Midday Munching - Recipe Three

Posted Sunday May 14 by Holly (Teach Starter)

A filling and substantial soup that will warm your heart and fingers on the playground! Read more...

Midday Munching - Recipe Two

Posted Tuesday March 28 by meg-made

This Chicken Caesar Wrap is just one of the many simple salads that you can toss together and throw in a wrap so you can munch away while doing the other thousand things you need to do during your lunch break. Read more...

Midday Munching - Recipe One

Posted Tuesday February 28 by meg-made

The perfect quick and easy lunch recipe for busy teachers! Read more...

Hints & Tips

7 Tips for Organising a Teacher's Desk

Everything was in order, until...the paperwork started coming in!

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The Power of Questioning in the Classroom

Posted Sunday May 21 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Did you know that teachers are asking up to 400 questions a day? Read more...

11 Hints and Tips to Help Correct Letter Confusion (Letter Reversal)

Posted Tuesday May 16 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Here are some great ideas to help your students with letter confusion and letter reversals. Read more...

Fun Attention-Grabbing Tips for your Classroom

Posted Sunday May 7 by Holly (Teach Starter)

We have all been there, not having a suitable way to gain the attention of a rowdy class can really impact on the flow of the day! Here are some fantastic ways to gain the attention of your class... Read more...

Inspiration

The Power of a Teacher

When I was teaching in the classroom, I lost my way and my passion for the job. Constant data collection and analysis, goals, targets, paperwork... rah, rah, rah, caused me to lose sight of why I got into teaching in the first place – teaching the kids!

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Why Graduate Teachers Need a Supportive Mentor

Posted Tuesday May 9 by Holly (Teach Starter)

My teaching mentor was my backbone in my first year of teaching! Someone I could rely on... she was honest, yet supportive and someone I could share my love of stationery with! Read more...

12 FREE Posters to Enlighten Your Classroom with Positivity

Posted Tuesday September 13, 2016 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Check out some of our free positivity posters available to download now... Read more...

Activities Art & Craft Parenting

6 FREE School Holiday Art Activities for Kids

As a parent with school holiday boredom in mind, I've compiled a list of six simple art and craft activities you can do at home with your kids, using some of the FREE primary resources available here on the Teach Starter website.

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13 Fun Sight Word Activities for Home and School

Posted Wednesday September 28, 2016 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Learning sight words doesn't need to be boring or mundane. Your children/students will be begging to learn their sight words with these fun and engaging activity ideas. Read more...

10 Tried and Tested Fine Motor Activities

Posted Tuesday September 13, 2016 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Before children head to formal education, parents will often spend hours focusing on developing their child's gross motor skills, such as, catching a ball, swinging on a swing by themselves and climbing playground equipment. However, fine motor skills, and developing the muscles in a child's fingers and hands, is just as important. Read more...

How much does my child need to know before starting school?

Posted Monday October 12, 2015 by Holly (Teach Starter)

The kindergarten program in Australia teaches a variety of concepts through play-based learning. This is intended to assist children to transition into their first year of schooling. However; it is important to recognise that children will develop at their own pace. Read more...

Professional Development

Does Class Size Matter? - A Teacher's Point of View

It's a topic that is always debated in the education field!

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10 Benefits to Playing Games in the Classroom

Posted Thursday January 5 by Victoria (Teach Starter)

"Play is our brain's favourite way of learning" - Diane Ackeman Read more...

Classroom Mysteries - Perceptual Processing Disorders

Posted Monday November 28, 2016 by Halena Kyle

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... Read more...

5 Differentiation Strategies To 'Individualise' Your Curriculum

Posted Wednesday June 22, 2016 by Stephanie (Teach Starter)

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. Read more...

Reading & Writing

How to Set up Guided Reading in the Classroom

I remember sitting in a lecture during my teaching studies, listening attentively about the importance of guided reading, an essential part of any early literacy program.

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23 Creative Narrative Teaching Resources for the Classroom

Posted Wednesday April 19 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Teaching narrative writing? It's all here...everything you need! Read more...

A Fun Comprehension Board Game for the Classroom

Posted Sunday April 2 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Check out this fun and engaging comprehension strategy board game! Read more...

Readers' Theatre - Building Fluency, Confidence and Comprehension

Posted Tuesday March 14 by Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Why Readers' Theatre is a must in any classroom... Read more...

Special Occasions

Quick and Easy Mother's Day Craft Idea

An easy, yet effective Mother's Day Craft idea for you to do with your students in the lead up to Mother's Day.

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Mother's Day Craft and Gift Idea

Posted Tuesday April 25 by Holly (Teach Starter)

Don't worry about Mother's Day craft....we have done the hard work for you! Check out how easy this craft idea is... Read more...

Fun Easter Bunny Craft Idea

Posted Tuesday March 28 by Holly (Teach Starter)

These Easter bunnies are doing their rounds on social media...and it's no wonder why - they are super cute and easy!! Read more...

Earth Hour Classroom Activities and Resources

Posted Wednesday March 22 by Holly (Teach Starter)

We've got the whole world in our hands... Read more...

Guest Blog Wellness

Midday Munching - Recipe Four

The flavours of this simple pasta salad are vibrant and the carbohydrates will keep you well fuelled throughout the afternoon classes until that sweet home time bell rings out loud!

Read more...

Simple Strategies to Avoid Teacher Burn Out

Posted Wednesday June 21 by Cassie (Teach Starter)

How to Get More Done in Less Time - Simple Tips for Teachers to help reduce workload and avoid overwhelm

A teacher's To Do List is never-ending, right? Here are 5 practical time management tips school teachers can use to help reduce overwhelm and avoid burnout. Read more...