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    Teaching Ideas

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    Unlock your teaching potential with easy-to-implement inspiration for your classroom. Here you'll find tried and tested classroom activities, teaching strategies, and classroom management tips to discover just how effectively you can teach. Help your students have more 'I did it' moments and fewer 'I don't get it' moments.

    In the Classroom

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    Managing your learning spaces and keeping your classroom organised makes a big difference to student behaviour and how smoothly your daily routines run. Take a look at our best classroom organisation tips, along with classroom display and decor ideas. We'll help you figure out flexible seating and set up a rich visible learning environment.

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      15 IKEA Hacks for the Classroom

      Ikea inspiration for your classroom! Check out these affordable, flexible and fun ideas from the international retailer!

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      12 Simple Jobs Teachers Can Do to Prepare for a New Year

      There's no need to feel lost at sea during the school holidays. Check out this list of 12 simple things you can do to prepare for the new school year.

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      35 Back to School Tips From Teachers in the Know

      Here are 35 amazing back to school tips given by teachers for teachers, in no particular order!

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      Breathing Exercises for Kids (Free Videos)

      Taking 5-minutes to focus on some deep breathing exercises for kids could just be the difference between a good day and a not-so-good day.

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    Life and Wellbeing

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    For all of the rewarding experiences teaching provides, there are always difficult ones too. Here is where you can come to shake those off … to recharge, to giggle, to learn, and to remember what it is that brought you to this career. Whether you are a beginning teacher looking for support and inspiration, or a seasoned teacher in need of a dose of funny, these posts will help you to round out your day just the way you need.

    About Teach Starter

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    Have you ever wondered who is bringing you all of the resources and inspiration you find on the Teach Starter website and social media pages? Read our stories, hear about our growing community and find out what's new at Teach Starter HQ.

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      Meet Our Teacher - Natalie Brown

      Get to know the team behind the resources in our series of team biographies. Meet Teach Starter US Content and Resource Manager, Natalie Brown!

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      Meet Our Designer - Alyssa Creagh

      Get to know the team behind the resources in our series of team biographies. Meet Teach Starter US Graphic Designer, Alyssa Creagh.

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      Meet Our Teacher - Bronwyn Brady

      Meet content creator and podcast host, Bronwyn Brady! Learn all about her teaching experience, passion for education, and her favourite blogs and podcasts over the last few years.

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      Meet Our Teacher - Holly Mitchell

      Meet our lovely Early Years teacher, Holly! Get to know Holly's passion for teaching, her teaching background, and some of her favourite blogs published.

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    For Parents

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    Bookmark this page for no-nonsense, actionable tips and tricks to help support your child through their schooling journey (plus awesome ideas and teacher-designed downloadable school holiday activities too!). We'll look at everything from homework tips for parents, to what you can do to help when your kids are learning to read.