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  • Go to Raising Readers Author Megan Daley podcast

    Episode 63

    Raising Readers Author Megan Daley

    Megan Daley is an incredible teacher. Originally qualified as an Early Childhood teacher, Megan then studied to become a teacher librarian and later attained her Masters of innovative teaching and learning. She’s currently the teacher librarian at St A...

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    21 min
  • Go to Mr D and The Wandering Children podcast

    Episode 62

    Mr D and The Wandering Children

    There may be nothing more alarming as a teacher than realizing that some of your students have been gone from your room for longer that expected. In Mr D's case, there was definitely cause for concern! He's a teacher. He's a comedian...

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    5 min
  • Go to Celebrating Student Success podcast

    Episode 61

    Celebrating Student Success

    How do you celebrate your students' successes? Celebrating success is an important thing to do in life, whether you're a student or not. How do you congratulate your students on their awesome achievements? Join us for some ideas on how you ca...

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    9 min
  • Go to Sprinkle a Little Magic Wherever You Teach podcast

    Episode 60

    Sprinkle a Little Magic Wherever You Teach

    Dr Samantha Fecich is a primary/elementary/additional needs teacher, a college professor and the author of Edumagic, a Guide for Preservice Teachers. On today's episode, Sam joined me to talk about the eight ways she empowers student teachers t...

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    11 min
  • Go to Mr D and The Game Called 'Suffering' podcast

    Episode 59

    Mr D and The Game Called 'Suffering'

    Sounds like a fun one, right? As teachers, we all know how critical play is in early childhood development and learning. In this episode, Mr D shares about a time when his little students got extra creative with their imaginative play, and the drama ...

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    6 min
  • Go to Brace Yourself; Book Week is Coming podcast

    Episode 58

    Brace Yourself; Book Week is Coming

    ...And by "Brace yourself", we mean "Get excited!". Book Week is almost here! Have you got your costume ready? If so, we want to see it so tag us in your social posts. If not, listen in, because we have ideas galore for you! Share...

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    12 min
  • Go to Teaching Abroad podcast

    Episode 57

    Teaching Abroad

    "I almost lost my love of teaching; I lost hope with the system." Jen Foster is an incredibly upbeat, bright, happy person. But as she recalled this moment, her voice showed immense frustration and disappointment at the state of education i...

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    28 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Playground Geese podcast

    Episode 56

    Mr D and the Playground Geese

    You know those moments when your heart melts because you're so proud of your students? When they just do the cutest, most empathetic, gorgeous stuff? On today's episode, Mr D shares about a time his little kids gave him all the warm fuzzies. ...

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    7 min
  • Go to Late Newcomers podcast

    Episode 55

    Late Newcomers

    Join us as we chat about some practical ways you can help new students settle into your class once the school year is already in full swing! Have you got any great tips? Email us at [email protected] to share! Join us in our new For the Love...

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    13 min
  • Go to Staying Connected with Digital Technologies podcast

    Episode 54

    Staying Connected with Digital Technologies

    In part two of my interview with Cath Williams, she chats with me about digital technologies in the classroom and how the web has connected herself and her students with peers around the globe.   Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Fac...

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    17 min
  • Go to Nobody's Perfect (Not Even Mr D) podcast

    Episode 53

    Nobody's Perfect (Not Even Mr D)

    Every amazing teacher has had a moment or two when they wish they could hit the rewind button. Have you ever had a classroom fail? He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". J...

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    6 min
  • Go to Sometimes Things Get Gross! podcast

    Episode 52

    Sometimes Things Get Gross!

    Today on the Buzz, Jill and I take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about all of the disturbing, disgusting, gross things we've seen happen (and things that have happened to us!) in the classroom. If you can cough it, flick it or wipe it, w...

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    10 min
  • Go to Lessons Learned in 30 Years Teaching podcast

    Episode 51

    Lessons Learned in 30 Years Teaching

    Cath Williams is a warm and friendly teacher, who has collected a wealth of knowledge over three decades in the classroom. In this episode, Cath shares how she balanced raising a young family with her professional responsibilities, talks about her retu...

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    21 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Sidetracked Sex Ed Lesson podcast

    Episode 50

    Mr D and the Sidetracked Sex Ed Lesson

    How on earth can a lesson on human reproductive biology turn into a discussion about bovine lactation? In Mr D's class, tangents are turned into teachable moments! He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's officially one of Ellen Dege...

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    8 min
  • Go to Beating the Back to Work Blues podcast

    Episode 49

    Beating the Back to Work Blues

    The school break is over! While we're hoping you're refreshed and rejuventated, we also understand that it can take a little bit of extra motivation to get back into the rhythm of school life! Today we're sharing lots of positive and p...

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    13 min
  • Go to Mindset Matters podcast

    Episode 48

    Mindset Matters

    Mikey Berezny is an elementary teacher in New Jersey, but his passions outside the classroom are what makes this educator truly special. Mikey's an establishing entrepreneur, hip hop up-and-comer, and positive podcaster. Mikey's dedicated h...

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    21 min
  • Go to Mr D Wasn't Cut Out for This! podcast

    Episode 47

    Mr D Wasn't Cut Out for This!

    What is it with kids? They're ALWAYS hurting themselves. Some classroom injuries are just too much for Mr D. Hear about a time Mr D just couldn't even cope and what happened next! He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's officia...

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    4 min
  • Go to Being a Teacher-Parent podcast

    Episode 46

    Being a Teacher-Parent

    There comes a point in many teachers' lives when they become parents themselves. For some teachers, they enter the teaching profession after they've had their own kids. What's it like being a teacher and a parent, and all at the same sch...

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    12 min
  • Go to Classroom Sustainability podcast

    Episode 45

    Classroom Sustainability

    It's Plastic Free July! Join me as I chat with Teach Starter blogger Emma about all things green. Emma takes us through some alarming stats, interesting info and helpful ways teachers can reduce plastic waste in the classroom. Download your FREE...

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    28 min
  • Go to Mr D, Where do Hot Dogs Come From? podcast

    Episode 44

    Mr D, Where do Hot Dogs Come From?

    "Where do hot dogs come from?" This question had the school rumour mill working overtime recently and one of Mr D's students thought he had the most accurate info! He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's officially one of ...

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    6 min
  • Go to Plastic-Free July! podcast

    Episode 43

    Plastic-Free July!

    How can we, as teachers, minimise our impact on the Earth? It's Plastic-Free July, so this week on The Buzz, we talk about all things green. Jill is passionate about creating a green future and loves supporting and informing others at Teach Starte...

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    18 min
  • Go to Guided Reading Made Easy podcast

    Episode 42

    Guided Reading Made Easy

    Before Holly Mitchell became Teach Starter's content marketer in 2015, she was an energetic and enthusiastic Year Two teacher! Holly LOVED teaching reading and went on to develop Teach Starter's famous Guided Reading Folder Resource Pack. Lis...

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    25 min
  • Go to Mr D Learned the Difference Between 'Fermented' and 'Rotten' the Hard Way. podcast

    Episode 41

    Mr D Learned the Difference Between 'Fermented' and 'Rotten' the Hard Way.

    Mr D thought he had a stomach of steel, but he was definitely challenged when a student brought him in a delicious home made meal with a twist. He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favour...

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    6 min
  • Go to Your Most Memorable Cohort podcast

    Episode 40

    Your Most Memorable Cohort

    Whilst teachers definitely don't play favourites, we all have those cohorts that are just so memorable. Which was your most memorable group of students? Why did they stick in your mind? Do you ever wonder what they're up to now? No? Just me? ...

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    9 min
  • Go to Teaching with Pride: Being a Gay Teacher podcast

    Episode 39

    Teaching with Pride: Being a Gay Teacher

    What's it like to be a gay teacher in 2019? I sat down with Shaun and we chatted about how being gay influences his teaching (er... spoiler alert: it doesn't!), how his students view him as a role model, and the experiences some of Shaun...

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    17 min
  • Go to Mr D - Legend of the Basketball Court podcast

    Episode 38

    Mr D - Legend of the Basketball Court

    Every had a time you've totally fluked a success? Students idolise their teachers and in this episode Mr D shares about the day he totally fluked a move on the court, winning the approval and admiration of his students forevermore. He's a t...

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    5 min
  • Go to Fast Finisher Tasks and Ideas podcast

    Episode 37

    Fast Finisher Tasks and Ideas

    Some kids are so fast! They'll get everything done in record speed (and with accuracy and neatness to boot!). Have you got one of these? Perhaps more than one! Join us as we give some suggestions for relevant fast finisher activities which will ex...

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    10 min
  • Go to Why You Need a Teacher Bestie! podcast

    Episode 36

    Why You Need a Teacher Bestie!

    Teaching can be a rollercoaster ride. Throughout your career you’ll experience the highest highs, and the lowest lows. We often hear how important it is to foster amazing relationships with other teachers- to truly find your tribe. Having a support net...

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    26 min
  • Go to Mr D on Why 8 Year Olds Should Not Have Full Sets of Acrylic Nails podcast

    Episode 35

    Mr D on Why 8 Year Olds Should Not Have Full Sets of Acrylic Nails

    When glamour becomes a health and safety issue - for your students! Listen as Mr D recalls a time his young student wore Gaga-esque fake nails to school! He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's officially one of Ellen Degeneres's ...

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    5 min
  • Go to Stop! Reflect! Be Positive! podcast

    Episode 34

    Stop! Reflect! Be Positive!

    We talk a lot about reflective practice and aim to review our day's work. What worked? What didn't? What should I change? What can I do better? This week we're talking about putting a super positive slant on our reflection. Whether it...

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    8 min