National Curriculum In England

Early Years Foundation Stage

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    Creating Labels In Studio - A Step By Step Guide

    Follow our simple step by step guide to find out how you can use the Teach Starter Studio Feature to customise labels for your classroom.

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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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    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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    Setting Up Your Classroom - Where To Begin?

    Looking around an empty classroom at the beginning of a new school year can be daunting...but it also presents a fantastic opportunity!

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

    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.

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    Get Organised for Back to School!

    Being organised and setting up your classroom routines and expectations at the beginning of a school year is just one thing you can do to create the best learning environment for your students.

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    Tips on Teaching Young Students to Read

    Encouraging a love of reading is crucial in the early years of a childs 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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    Why do Children Fight? Lessons in Moral Development

    Which is your story? You dread the child next door coming over to play; Your child comes home from school crying, “She’s not my friend any more”; You have two children and they are always fighting; You hear from others that your son is a bully; Your child often says, “That’s not fair. She’s got more than me”.

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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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    Opinion: Time for parents to parent and for teachers to teach

    Whenour children fail, the scramble is on to lay blame. The system, those within it, the Government anyone but ourselves.

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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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    A brilliant hands-on science resource for your students and children

    The other day I was browsing the web for some science related inspiration and happened to stumble upon the greatest collection of incredibly fun, hands-on science resources!

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    Opinion: Is it time to let cursive die?

    Cursive handwriting is a dying craft.

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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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    18 delightful Teach Starter reviews and endorsements that made our day

    Our goal has been, and always will be, to provide you with the highest quality teaching resources, complimented by prompt, friendly customer service.

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    Nick's Term 1 Top 10 Thoughts On Teaching

    "In light of the imminent retirement of legendary broadcaster David Letterman, it seems appropriate, in his honour, for this blog post to take the form of a Top 10 list – Letterman’s classic trope."<br />Nick Spinks, a Year 10-12 Media Studies teacher at Ararat College, 2.5 hours west of Melbourne, reflects on his first term as a teacher after swapping life as a solicitor to join Teach For Australia.

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    Create your own custom teaching resources

    Teach Starter now offers you the ability to create your own custom teaching resources, name tags, word walls and welcome signs to use in your school classroom.

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    Screen Media Time: Source of Conflict or Opportunity?

    The seductive power of digital media has left parents and teachers conflicted about how best to navigate a wise-path with children.

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    From Lego to now: The importance of creativity

    In all aspects of life we’re taught and conditioned to be normal. To follow the path through school, into tertiary education then into the work force. Your success is quantified by your results, your grades, your reviews. Failure is unacceptable. We need to embrace the fact that in the ever-changing world we live in, the old paradigm of how to succeed is less relevant than ever.

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    The Powerful Benefits of Storytelling

    There is an old saying, Richer than I youll never be, for I had a parent who read to me. The benefits of reading can never be doubted however I would like to rewrite this saying and state, Richer than I youll never be, for I had a parent who told stories to me. In our highly visual world it is vital that children have an opportunity to listen and imagine. My passion is to encourage parents and teachers to include oral storytelling on a regular basis.

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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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    Reach for the stars: Teach your students about the Universe with SkyView

    With the rapid proliferation of iPads and tablets in the classroom, we thought it would be a great time to uncover some hidden educational app store gems, starting with an astronomy app called SkyView.

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    Welcome to Teach Starter

    The day has finally arrived! Months of hard work from the Teach Starter team has culminated in the launch of our brand new website.

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