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30 of 371 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
  • Go to Mr D and the Open Classroom Night podcast

    Episode 93

    Mr D and the Open Classroom Night

    When your students have been busily creating and learning, you just can't wait to display everything they've done. At Mr D's recent open classroom evening, someone snuck a little surprise poem up on the wall. Who do you think found it fi...

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    5 min
  • Go to Teachers Marry Teachers! podcast

    Episode 92

    Teachers Marry Teachers!

    Have you ever noticed how lots of teachers end up in relationships with other teachers? Even friendship groups sometimes end up being very teacher-heavy. In this episode, Bron and Paul chat about what it's like being in a teacher-teacher marriage,...

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    7 min
  • Go to The Period Talk podcast

    Episode 91

    The Period Talk

    Periods, like many things that are part of the human experience, aren't always easy to teach about. But with girls as young as eight years old getting their first period, it's definitely a priority to normalise the conversation. To help teach...

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    29 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Extreme Show-Off podcast

    Episode 90

    Mr D and the Extreme Show-Off

    Ever had a kid in your class who takes any opportunity to be extra? Maybe it's big spirit fingers in the choir, perhaps it's an unplanned concern soloist, or just a really enthusiastic dancer in the play. Mr D had a student in the end of year...

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    5 min
  • Go to Teaching Visual Arts podcast

    Episode 89

    Teaching Visual Arts

    We've been inundated with requests for visual arts resources for teachers to use in the classroom! You asked, we delivered! Hear about the newest offerings from Janeen and the resource team here at Teach Starter! Have you tried the new Teach S...

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    7 min
  • Go to Teaching Truths podcast

    Episode 88

    Teaching Truths

    Educator and author Danny Steele has 26 years of experience in the public school system in Alabama. Spending his time as a teacher, coach, administrator and career mentor to other administrators, Danny has developed a strong sense of what it means to b...

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    26 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Art Show Awkwardness podcast

    Episode 87

    Mr D and the Art Show Awkwardness

    Teachers, it's that time of year! Showcase Evening, Christmas Concert, Art Show! It's all happening. Word of warning from our friend Mr D, though: check your student work that's being displayed before the event! Mr D is coming to Austr...

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    6 min
  • Go to New Number Talks Resources podcast

    Episode 86

    New Number Talks Resources

    Our new Number Talks teaching resource collection is going bonkers! I'm chatting with Teach Starter's resource manager Paul about all of the wonderful ways you can use Number Talks to teach the various mathematical strands in your classroom! ...

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    7 min
  • Go to Mental Health Chat podcast

    Episode 85

    Mental Health Chat

    Interview with Mitch Wallis, founder of Heart On My Sleeve and mental wellness advocate, for World Mental Health Day, October 10. In this unmissable episode, Mitch shares about his journey with mental ill health, from anxiety and OCD to depression ...

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    35 min
  • Go to Mr D is Coming Down Under - Indoor Recess Australian Tour podcast

    Episode 84

    Mr D is Coming Down Under - Indoor Recess Australian Tour

    The cat's out of the bag! Mr D is bringing his successful and highly acclaimed comedy show to YOU! Check out ticket info and dates on Mr D's website so you don't miss out! He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's official...

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    6 min
  • Go to Hilarious Teacher Names podcast

    Episode 83

    Hilarious Teacher Names

    Teacher names: what's yours? Do you go first name, last name, initial, Sir or Miss? Paul has a great teacher name that always gets people talking, but you'll have to listen to hear it for yourself! Have you tried the new Teach Starter App...

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    9 min
  • Go to Kindness is a Gift podcast

    Episode 82

    Kindness is a Gift

    This week I'm joined by Tam from Miss Learning Bee on Instagram. Tam's a kindergarten teacher who feels that fostering empathy and kindness in children builds strong, resilient and healthy people. Tam explicity teaches kids to be kind. She sh...

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    25 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Doomed Zoo Visit podcast

    Episode 81

    Mr D and the Doomed Zoo Visit

    What better way to activate prior knowledge and research animals for an information report than a visit to the local zoo? Well, Mr D and his students got more than they bargained for with their annual zoo excursion this year!

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    5 min
  • Go to New Teacher Style Challenges podcast

    Episode 80

    New Teacher Style Challenges

    Following the fun of the Work it Wednesday style challenge, we thought we'd give you guys some ideas for your next staff dress up days! Will you go corporate and rock tie-day Friday? Or will you unleash your inner dinosaur for T-Rex Tuesday? Perha...

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    10 min
  • Go to Teachers: The Ultimate Influencers podcast

    Episode 79

    Teachers: The Ultimate Influencers

    Teach Starter resource producer and Chalkboard blogger Ali Smith joins me this week. We talk about how teachers can influence our students and help them to develop a positive self image. In the uncharted territory of today's social media-driven wo...

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    28 min
  • Go to Gambling at Mr D's School podcast

    Episode 78

    Gambling at Mr D's School

    What happened when Mr D discovered an underground betting network (of students) operating right under his nose at school!? He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". Joe (Mr D...

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    6 min
  • Go to Space Week Activities for Your Class podcast

    Episode 77

    Space Week Activities for Your Class

    World Space Week is October 4-10! Have you got anything planned yet? If not, we've got you! Teach Starter has a bunch of resources and activities for students aged 5-12 in our Space and Solar System Learning Area Collection. Join us in our new F...

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    11 min
  • Go to Tech Tips for Classroom Teachers podcast

    Episode 76

    Tech Tips for Classroom Teachers

    Taylor Donnely is a young teacher with a very bright future. With the support of encouraging school administrators, Taylor has carved out a unique space for herself in her school environment as the specialist digital technologies teacher, visiting ever...

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    24 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Horror Incursion podcast

    Episode 75

    Mr D and the Horror Incursion

    Incursions... we teachers just love them! No travel, basic risk assessments, repeat visitors = bliss right? You'd think so. But what happens when you get an inexperienced instructor and you have a student who gives her a run for her money? Spoiler...

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    7 min
  • Go to Hello, Austin! podcast

    Episode 74

    Hello, Austin!

    Jill has taken off! She's currently over in Austin, Texas, with her Teach Starter Co-Founder/husband Scott and their two young sons. What an adventure Jill and Scott are meeting lots of American teachers, supporting them with their back to school ...

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    12 min
  • Go to How to be Happy Online podcast

    Episode 73

    How to be Happy Online

    In the world of Insta-teachers many of us have found ourselves comparing. Comparing classrooms, desks, planning, resources, displays, even one another's Instagram feeds! Sarah Sainty, AKA TeacherIsHappy, feels comfortable in the online space she...

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    19 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Dodgeball Game podcast

    Episode 72

    Mr D and the Dodgeball Game

    Captain Ball. Under and Over. Tunnel Ball. They're the things our childhood memories are made of... Remember Friday afternoon ball games? THE best part of the week. But what about Dodgeball? Even with strict rules in place, there's always tha...

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    6 min
  • Go to The Key to Managing Your Workload podcast

    Episode 71

    The Key to Managing Your Workload

    One of the biggest struggles teachers face is managing their time effectively and striking a healthy balance in their lives. We all know the sense of overwhelm we feel when the to-do list grows and regenerates faster than we can keep up. Time chunk...

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    11 min
  • Go to Teacher Librarian Megan Daley podcast

    Episode 70

    Teacher Librarian Megan Daley

    Award winning teacher librarian Megan Daley shares why she believes schools need teacher librarians!

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    25 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Little White Lie podcast

    Episode 69

    Mr D and the Little White Lie

    We know by now that Mr D's classroom management style is a little bit quirky. Find out what happened when Mr D's white lie backfired, the child called his bluff, and most importantly, who won the battle of the brains. He's a teacher. H...

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    8 min
  • Go to Social Media Chit Chat podcast

    Episode 68

    Social Media Chit Chat

    In the ever-evolving landscape of social media, how do we protect ourselves and engage authentically as individuals and educators? What are some of the cautions teachers need to take when engaging in social media conversations? How can we support o...

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    16 min
  • Go to Teacher Safety Online podcast

    Episode 67

    Teacher Safety Online

    Dr Samantha Fecich, author of Edumagic, a Guide for Preservice Teachers joins me once more to talk about all things digital. In this episode Sam speaks about creating a digital portfolio, how Google is the newresume, and the dos and don'ts of on...

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    20 min
  • Go to Mr D and The Creepy Crawlies podcast

    Episode 66

    Mr D and The Creepy Crawlies

    Imagine if your whole class science project kit turned up ALIVE?!? He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". Joe (Mr D) Dombrowski is here to brighten up your week with his i...

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    5 min
  • Go to Supermarket Plastic Promotions podcast

    Episode 65

    Supermarket Plastic Promotions

    The campaign #FutureLandfill takes Ooshies Lion King characters and recreates scenes from the iconic film. At first glance, the plastic toys appear to be situated in gorgeous, natural landscapes; but upon closer inspection, you'll notice they...

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    20 min
  • Go to Book Week Activities podcast

    Episode 64

    Book Week Activities

    Bron's been clearing out her own kids' book collection and in the process, noticed some distinct themed collections. Christmas books, Pamela Allen books, rude books! Which are the kids' favourites? What do teachers think of 'rude bo...

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    12 min