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    Episode 380

    What's the Weirdest Gift Teachers Have Received?

    We asked, and you guys came through with the goods. All we can say is "WOW (really?!)".  Enjoy! Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    4 min
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    Episode 379

    Talking Teacher Gifts!

    The longer you teach, the more weird and wonderful the end of year gifts get! Today we reflect on our favourite gifts from students. Teachers, what's the best gift you've ever had from a little student? Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources that save teachers hours of time and make their classrooms buzz! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    9 min
  • Preview image for Fine Motor Activities for Little Hands Over the Break - podcast

    Episode 377

    Fine Motor Activities for Little Hands Over the Break

    As adults we know that feeling of picking up a pen for the first time in a while (say, after the glorious summer school holidays!). Kids can often let their fine motor skills lapse over the lengthy summer break. Today we're giving you ideas for helping your students head into the break with some excellent fine motor skills, and some fun things they can do at home to retain them!  Fine Motor Activities Dinosaur Fine Motor Skills Resource Pack Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources that save teachers hours of time and make their classrooms buzz! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    8 min
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    Episode 375

    Tell us your Elf on the Shelf ideas!

    This is Teacher Voicemail, where we give teachers a voice every week to reach thousands of other teachers and strengthen our community! This week we asked teachers about Elf on the Shelf, and what these cheeky little characters are getting up to in your classrooms this year. If you're stuck for ideas, check out my blog here! Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    4 min
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    Episode 374

    Under 8s Day!

    Under 8s Week is traditionally held in May each year, and is organised by Early Childhood Australia. Recently, though, because of Covid, schools have held events throughout the year when they can.  This week Bron reports live from her school on the amazing Under 8s celebration they held in October!    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    4 min
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    Episode 373

    End of Year Parting Gifts

    This is Teacher Voicemail, where we give teachers a voice every week to reach thousands of other teachers and strengthen our community! This week we asked teachers, what will be your parting gift to your students? Emma joins Michael this week to chat about one of the real treats in rounding out the school year. Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    4 min
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    Episode 372

    Climate Change Education: Last Word (for now!)

    Now that COP26 is over, we just thought we'd add some final thoughts for teachers to sit with as we head towards school holidays and a fresh new start next term. In this episode, Michael and Bron are joined by Melanie Mokken from The Rainforest Alliance, and Mike Creamer, Glaswgian geography teacher, two Both of these guests talked about the importance of really bringing the very big, global issue of Climate Change and localising it for children in order to start them on a path of awareness and action that'll set them up to be compassionate global citizens in the future Thanks for joining us on this journey, and don't forget to check out the other recent episodes in our Climate Change Education series.  Join us Friday for Teacher Voicemail, where we're asking: What will be your parting gift to your students this year? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    12 min
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    Episode 371

    Phonemic Awareness Activities

    In this episode, Holly joins Bron to chat about phonemic awareness activities in the early years. Check out the blog here! Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources that save teachers hours of time and make their classrooms buzz! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    14 min
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    Episode 370

    Teachers' Favourite Brain Break Activities!

    This is Teacher Voicemail, where we give teachers a voice every week to reach thousands of other teachers and strengthen our community! This week we asked teachers, what is your favourite brain break activity? This episode is hosted by Holly, who is our resident brain breaks expert! Check out her webinar to pick up even more ideas for getting your students up, moving and refreshed for more learning! Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    4 min
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    Episode 369

    Squid Game(s): Tips for Teachers

    Squid Game is a series streaming on Netflix that is not only breaking the 'most-streamed series ever' record, but it's also filtering down to some of our youngest children in our primary schools. We were recently made aware of school children as young as 6 being exposed to this Netflix show. If you haven't yet watched Squid Game, it's certainly not been designed for young people's eyes, that's for sure! However, they are seeing it or being exposed to aspects of it through Netflix, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and even Roblox. We recently asked Trent from the Cyber Safety Project to provide us with some hints and tips on how teachers can deal with this emerging situation in our primary schools. In this episode, listen as Bron and Jill chat about the show and the main tips that Trent shared with us. Check out the blog here! Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources that save teachers hours of time and make their classrooms buzz! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    15 min
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    Episode 368

    Climate Change Education: Supporting Children and Inspiring Hope

    We're halfway through COP26 and here at Teach Starter we've been talking a lot about climate change. To wrap up this short series, Michael and Bron spoke with psychologists Susie Burke and Ann Sanson about the best ways to approach climate change conversations with young students. Thanks for coming on this journey with us. It's over to you now, teachers. If you have a story that you'd like to share from your classroom, send us a voice message on Instagram or Facebook, or emails us any time to [email protected] To access resources and information referenced in this episode, please visit our blog, Climate Change Education: Where to Start. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to: Subscribe to Teach Starter on your preferred podcast app, so you'll never miss an episode! Subscribe to Teach Starter on YouTube, for helpful videos for your classroom. Follow Teach Starter on Instagram for daily teaching inspiration. Visit TeachStarter.com to view all of our engaging and easy-to-use classroom resources.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    43 min
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    Episode 367

    Early Years Sustainability Education in Finland: Agent Adventure

    This is Teacher Voicemail, where we give teachers a voice every week to reach thousands of other teachers and strengthen our community! This week on Teacher Voicemail, we're bringing you a sneaky outtake from one of our interviews from "Climate Change Education: Collective Action Starts in Schools". Finnish early years teacher Viveka tells us all about a sustainability unit she is running in her class for the next couple of weeks. Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    4 min
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    Episode 366

    How to Talk to Anxious Students About Sensitive Issues

    This week we're offering some practical tips to help support students with anxiety. We also look into some ways to spot if a child isn't coping or is feeling anxious.  Email us at [email protected] or contact us via Facebook or Instagram to get involved with the podcast! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    22 min
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    Episode 365

    Climate Change Education: Collective Action Starts in Schools

    The 26th UN Climate Change Conference starts later today in Glasgow, where world leaders are meeting to discuss climate change and the future.  What we can definitely expect though is large demonstrations around the world, particularly in Glasgow, and a lot of pressure on world leaders to do things like stepping up ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change education is also something that is discussed by this body, so we could see something about that on the side, but building back better after the pandemic, and taking up those opportunities to invest in clean energy and low emissions industries, is going to be on the agenda. So while we're hearing about this a lot in the media, and maybe talking about it in our staff rooms and with families, we wanted to take a bit of time to hear from some teachers about how and where climate change comes into their classrooms. Listen as Michael talks to five teachers about how they're implementing climate change education in their classrooms internationally. To access resources and information referenced in this episode, please visit our blog, Climate Change Education: Where to Start. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to: Subscribe to Teach Starter on your preferred podcast app, so you'll never miss an episode! Subscribe to Teach Starter on Youtube, for helpful videos for your classroom. Follow Teach Starter on Instagram for daily teaching inspiration. Visit TeachStarter.com to view all of our engaging and easy-to-use classroom resources.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    36 min
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    Episode 364

    When Students Ask About Climate Change

    This is Teacher Voicemail, where we give teachers a voice every week to reach thousands of other teachers and strengthen our community! This week we asked a question relevant to the COP-26 about to start in Glasgow: Has a student asked you about climate change, and how did you respond?   Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    3 min
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    Episode 363

    Earth Day's Climate Literacy Campaign - Rachel Weisbrot

    Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, the COP 26, beginning in Glasgow next week, producer Michael sat down to chat with Rachel Wiesbrot, from Earthday.org. Rachel's role as education and communication manager sees her supporting the growth of EarthDay.org's Climate Literacy campaign, which aims to ignite an education revolution to save the planet. Thank you for joining us! We'll be delving deeper into the current state of climate change education, globally, in our special mini-series: Climate Change Education. Episode one is called "Collective Actions Starts in Schools", and will be available from Sunday. Subscribe to or Follow Teach Starter on your preferred podcast app so you don't miss it! Teachers! Tell global leaders at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to commit to compulsory, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component at COP26 this November. https://www.earthday.org/campaign/climate-environmental-literacy/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    26 min
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    Episode 362

    Teach Starter and the road to COP26

    Over the coming weeks, the Teach Starter podcast will be bringing you up to date information environmental education, and where to start. This is our community, and wherever you are in the world, we'd love to hear from you. What questions do your students have about climate change? Have you covered this in your classroom? Let us know! Email us at [email protected] or contact us via Facebook or Instagram to get involved with the podcast! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    13 min
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    Episode 361

    How well does the curriculum support teachers on sustainability and climate change?

    This is Teacher Voicemail, where we give teachers a voice every week to reach thousands of other teachers and strengthen our community! This week we asked teachers, how well supported are you by the curriculum when it comes to teaching about sustainability, the environment, and climate change? This is a topic we're going to be looking at some more in the lead-up to COP26. Have anything to say on this? Hit us up on Instagram or Facebook, or emails us at [email protected]  Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    3 min
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    Episode 360

    The Happy Teacher Revolution - Danna Thomas

    Danna Thomas is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher turned founder of a global initiative to support the mental health and wellness of educators. She joins us today to share evidence-based research on teacher burnout and how intervention can keep burnout at bay.  Danna's organization, Happy Teacher Revolution, is on a mission to increase teacher happiness, retention and professional sustainability by providing educators with the time and space to heal, deal and be real about the social-emotional demands they face on the job.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    21 min
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    Episode 359

    Sustainability in the Classroom and the Staffroom

    Email us at [email protected] or contact us via facebook or instagram to get involved with the podcast! Some time ago, now, in July 2019, Jill and I recorded this episode about sustainability in the workplace, staffroom and classroom. It's still one of our most downloaded episodes, so we know that teachers are interested in making positive, practical changes in order to help the environment and model sustainable practices for our students. A lot has changed since mid-2019... You'll hear Jill talk about our Million Trees project. We're thrilled to say that we've now planted more than 67 000 trees with the help of every Teach Starter subscriber. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to visit WA to see they amazing plantation, as travel has been so severely impacted due to Covid 19. Although a lot has changed, some things remain equally if not more critical than two years ago. Climate Change is an urgent issue requiring our collective efforts immediately. With  the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October - 12 November 2021, the spotlight is on Climate Change Action, and as teachers, we know, it's our responsibility to equip our students, the citizens of the future. How do we do that? We open conversations and start with small, actionable changes which offer kids ownership and understandings of the world which they will inherit. Over the coming weeks, the Teach Starter podcast will be bringing you up to date information Climate Change education, and where to start. This is our community, and wherever you are in the world, we'd love to hear from you. Our question to you, teachers, is well supported are you by the curriculum when it comes to teaching about sustainability, the environment, and in particular Climate Change? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    20 min
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    Episode 358

    Report Card Advice From Real Teachers

    This is Teacher Voicemail, where we give teachers a voice every week to reach thousands of other teachers and strengthen our community! This week we asked a question we know is on teachers' minds at the moment: What's the key to approaching report card writing? Next week we're going to be talking about sustainability and climate change. We're asking: How well do you feel the curriculum supports your teaching in this area?  Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    4 min
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    Episode 357

    Supporting Students with Additional Needs - Ally Lovejoy

     Ally Lovejoy is a Minnesota teacher who has always found joy in working with children with additional needs. Ally currently teaches children with mental health diagnoses such as Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive disorder, giving them a safe and accepting place in her classroom where they can learn and develop at their own pace.

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    12 min
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    Episode 356

    How to Use our Resources on Google Slides!

    In this episode Jill and Bron talk you through how to easily convert our PDF resources into Google Slides ready for your Google Classroom?! We've had many teachers asking us how they can use our resources within Google Classroom. Here is your answer! Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources that save teachers hours of time and make their classrooms buzz! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    11 min
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    Episode 355

    Teaching Kids About Food and Environmental Sustainability

    Stephanie Alexander is a pioneering food writer, and was the first woman to own and manage a world class restaurant in Australia. She became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1994 and is regarded as one of Australia's great food educators. Although Stephanie has been doing amazing things in the food an hospitality field for decades, her groundbreaking work in creating the NFP Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation has helped Australian school kids form positive food habits for life. Today I'm joined by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation's CEO, Josephene Duffy, to talk about the recipe for effective food education. Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    24 min
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    Episode 354

    What's the grossest thing you've touched in the classroom?

    Welcome to Teacher Voicemail, where we give teachers a voice every week to reach thousands of other teachers and strengthen our community! This week we asked a question we know every single teacher has an answer to: what's the grossest thing you've touched in the classroom? Eww! Next week we're going to be talking about report cards. Send us through your top tips to help teachers through this busy time! Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    3 min
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    Episode 353

    Being Culturally Relevant for our Students - Casey Hall

    Casey Hall is a certified K-12 music teacher who originally thought he was destined to be a high school band director, but who has found so much happiness in the wonder of elementary school children.  Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Casey lives and teaches in this culturally diverse and vibrant city. He teaches in the 4th largest district in Georgia, and talks about the disadvantages his students face due to institutionalized poverty and racial segregation in the community.  Thanks for listening! Don't forget to: Subscribe to Teach Starter on your preferred podcast app, so you'll never miss an episode! Subscribe to Teach Starter on Youtube, for helpful videos for your classroom. Follow Teach Starter on Instagram for daily teaching inspiration. Visit TeachStarter.com to view all of our engaging and easy-to-use classroom resources. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    13 min
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    Episode 352

    Curating Your Best Teacher Wardrobe!

    It's a new season, a new term, and time to think about what we're going to wear! We asked teachers for their best hints and tips on professional dressing, and this is what they said.  Read more about 14 Tips For Creating a Teacher Wardrobe here! Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources that save teachers hours of time and make their classrooms buzz! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    15 min
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    Episode 351

    Tell us which state you teach in, without telling us!

    Welcome to Teacher Voicemail, where we give teachers a voice every week to reach thousands of other teachers and strengthen our community! We've been covering some pretty heavy ground the last couple of weeks, so this week we came up for air and asked teachers: Tell us which state you teach in... without telling us which state you teach in! Next week's question is back to the serious stuff: What's the grossest thing you've touched in the classroom? Eww! Have you subscribed to Teach Starter? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released. At Teach Starter, we don't only make this great podcast for teachers! We also make quality, downloadable teaching resources! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    4 min
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    Episode 350

    Avoid Teacher Burnout - Angela Watson

    Angela Watson is a teacher and is also the host of the Truth for Teachers podcast! She's here on Teach Starter today talking about teacher wellbeing, the risk of burnout, and how to overcome challenges which all teachers will face in their careers.  Thanks for listening! Don't forget to: Subscribe to Teach Starter on your preferred podcast app, so you'll never miss an episode! Subscribe to Teach Starter on Youtube, for helpful videos for your classroom. Follow Teach Starter on Instagram for daily teaching inspiration. Visit TeachStarter.com to view all of our engaging and easy-to-use classroom resources. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    22 min
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    Episode 348

    Quality Time - an Action Plan (Teacher Workload)

    The Quality Time program seeks to "simplify and modernise administrative processes and practices, to ensure that teacher and school leader time is spent on the work that matters most and best supports quality teaching and learning." Read the Quality Time Action Plan document here. Access the feedback form here (the consultation period has been extended by two weeks due to the high volume of feedback being submitted). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    15 min