Curious to Know What’s Happening Behind the Scenes?

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Teach Starter illustrator drawing a comic book inspired teaching resource

Written by Cassie (Teach Starter)

It’s been a little while since we’ve written about what’s happening around the Teach Starter office. Are you curious to know what’s been going on behind the scenes of this website that you visit so often!? Here are five wonderful snippets of Teach Starter life from the last two months…

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1. So. Many. Amazing. New. Resources.

Our core business is creating awesome teaching resources that not only save you time but that your students LOVE! Over the last few weeks, the Teach Starter team has uploaded so many wonderful new bits and pieces. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Year 4 Geography Units
    Created by Steph, Ali and Kristian, our team of skilled and experienced teachers, these Year 4 Geography units each consist of 10 x 60 minute lesson plans, a curriculum-aligned assessment task and a host of supporting teaching resources including PowerPoint presentations, student activities and infographic posters.
Sustainability Issues Infographics Posters

These amazing infographic posters are among the supporting resources for the new Year 4 Geography units.

  • Games Bonanza
    During the Commonwealth Games we took the word “games” and ran with it. With Holly’s trademark enthusiasm pushing us along (and a Commonwealth Games theme decorated office to boot!) we held our very own Teach Starter “Games Bonanza”. The team worked SO hard during the fortnight, producing and publishing 35 brand new classroom games!
Printable Classroom Games for Primary and Elementary Students

Here’s a tiny selection of the printable classroom games that were created during the Teach Starter games bonanza! (Top Row L-R) Classmate Coding, Number Facts Board Games, Rhyming Words Snap Cards; (Middle Row L-R) Place Value War, Number Matching Puzzles, 3D Objects Dominoes; (Bottom Row L-R) Drama Game Cards, Double +1 Game, Tangram Treats Task Cards.

  • “Inference v Prediction” Lesson and Resources
    This host of resources is thanks to teacher Kristian and designers Boaz, Errol and John! Including a 60 minute lesson plan and a PowerPoint presentation, these new Inference teaching resources include beautiful original illustrations and fantastic activities that will have your students understanding the difference between inference and prediction in no time.

2. The Real Faces of Teach Starter

The Teach Starter characters are cute, don’t get me wrong, but we are so proud to be able to bring you more glimpses into the people and the work behind all that Teach Starter is. In this little video, meet Boaz.

 

You can also ‘meet the rest of the Teach Starter team on our new About Teach Starter page!

3. BETA Spirit of Learning Conference

If you’re a beginning teacher in or around Brisbane, there’s a chance you saw us at the Beginning and Establishing Teacher’s Association Spirit of Learning conference last weekend! Scott, Holly, Kristian and I enjoyed meeting hundreds of enthusiastic teachers (even though the TS goodie bags were probably more appealing than just a plain old chat with us… haha!).

It was exciting and inspiring to hear that so many of the conference attendees had heard of Teach Starter and that many were already members. Being able to converse with you guys, face-to-face, and hear that the work we do really saves you time and reduce your stress levels is the most wonderful reward of all!

4. Recent Giveaways

As always, Holly our social media guru has been teeing up giveaways for you guys left, right and centre!

Since the last “What’s New at Teach Starter HQ” post, we’ve given away:

  • Spirit of Learning Conference tickets and accommodation at the Hilton
  • 10 Ultimate Plan memberships when we celebrated 35K on Instagram!
  • Squirrel Pack gift pack
  • “Classroom Bean Packs” from Bean Me Up

To ensure you don’t miss out on our regular giveaways, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

5. New Teach Starter Office in the Works!

Last, but not least, we are extremely excited to share news of our new office! While our current office here in the inner city burbs of Brisbane is a lovely one, we have simply outgrown it. Having more kids means you need a bigger house, right?! During the next few months, our amazing new office will be fitted out, ready for the Teach Starter team to move in. A few weeks ago we had the chance to visit the new office and bathe in all of its spacious glory!

The Teach Starter team were able to visit our new office recently. It’s currently being fitted out for us to move in soon.

As always, it’s been a busy few months around here!

Thanks again, for sharing in the Teach Starter journey.

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