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  • 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
  • Go to Teaching in the UK podcast

    Episode 33

    Teaching in the UK

    Ever wondered what it would be like moving across the pond and teaching in the UK? Where would you start? Should you go alone or with friends?Are teaching agencies legit? When is the best time in your career to take the plunge? This week we hear from...

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    15 min
  • Go to Mr D does not have ophidiophobia - but do YOU? podcast

    Episode 32

    Mr D does not have ophidiophobia - but do YOU?

    Maybe you will after hearing this slithery story. Ophidiophobia is an abnormal fear of snakes. I think I've got it. This story will send shivers up your spine and have you checking your classroom rafters! He's a teacher. He's a comedia...

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    8 min
  • Go to Happy Report Writing!?! podcast

    Episode 31

    Happy Report Writing!?!

    "Happy reporting"? Can that even be a thing? This week Jill and I are sharing our thoughts on report cards, starting with a trip down memory lane. Find out what sort of student Jill was and hear about the rookie error I made during my first r...

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    17 min
  • Go to Inspiring Female Students to Love Sport podcast

    Episode 30

    Inspiring Female Students to Love Sport

    Last week I talked to Kirby Short about one of her life’s passions; educating kids and supporting teachers in her role as a secondary Deputy Principal. This week, we chat all about cricket, girls and sport and the power of engaging with students on a b...

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    22 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Unreliable Supply/Sub Teacher! podcast

    Episode 29

    Mr D and the Unreliable Supply/Sub Teacher!

    Sometimes, as a teacher, it's easier to go to work feeling less than healthy than to hand over your class to a supply teacher. Mr D tells of a time he was genuinely disappointed by the lack of teaching that occurred in his classroom when a sub too...

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    8 min
  • Go to The Buzz: Guilty! Teachers Who Never Leave on Time podcast

    Episode 28

    The Buzz: Guilty! Teachers Who Never Leave on Time

    When was the last time you left your classroom within thirty minutes of the final bell? We know how hard it can be to tear yourself away from that endless list of duties, but this week we're giving you some strategies for planning to leave on time...

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    9 min
  • Go to Kirby Short - Pro Cricketer *and* High School Deputy Principal podcast

    Episode 27

    Kirby Short - Pro Cricketer *and* High School Deputy Principal

    Professional cricketer and high school deputy principal, Kirby Short, leads a spectacular double life. Listen to Kirby, an experienced HPE teacher who has made the transition into administration whilst maintaining her career as an elite athlete, talk a...

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    23 min
  • Go to Mr D and the Little Animals podcast

    Episode 26

    Mr D and the Little Animals

    Sometimes a teacher's best intentions have the worst (and grossest) outcomes. Today, Mr D recalls a time he thought he was offering his students a learning experience; but he was the one who learned a hard lesson! He's a teacher. He's ...

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    5 min
  • Go to Connect With Your Students on a New Level podcast

    Episode 25

    Connect With Your Students on a New Level

    Raising our voices to get over the noise of the room is a default for some teachers, but not what we expected to be like when starting out as educators. Even the best teachers get loud. Today we're sharing the lessons we've learned in our tim...

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    12 min
  • Go to How to Engage Boys in the Performing Arts podcast

    Episode 24

    How to Engage Boys in the Performing Arts

    Engaging male students in the performing arts can have long-term, positive effects on their academic outcomes, as well as supporting their social-emotional learning and teaching them transferable life skills to set them up for life. Brisbane Early Year...

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    18 min
  • Go to Mr D and The Baddie B podcast

    Episode 23

    Mr D and The Baddie B

    Mr D is a seasoned traveler, but nothing could prepare him for the drama that ensued on his most recent domestic flight. But, like any great teacher, Mr D knows how to turn a horrible experience into a teachable moment for his students - with humour! T...

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    8 min
  • Go to Nothing's Better than a Change of Scenery! podcast

    Episode 22

    Nothing's Better than a Change of Scenery!

    Have you ever launched into an amazing, engaging lesson you're totally pumped about teaching and your students are just not picking up what you're putting down? Most of us have. It can be really disheartening. On today's episode of The...

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    9 min
  • Go to Rob Hunter Taught and Inspired for 40 Years podcast

    Episode 21

    Rob Hunter Taught and Inspired for 40 Years

    Australia was shocked by the brazen country school kidnappings of the 1970s. Rob Hunter, a 20 year old in his first fortnight of teaching, was confronted at gunpoint and kidnapped with his nine young students. Rob's (reluctantly) a true hero of ou...

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    17 min
  • Go to Teachers Actually Date and Socialise?! Mr D on Life out of School! podcast

    Episode 20

    Teachers Actually Date and Socialise?! Mr D on Life out of School!

    Teachers have lives?! Being a teacher is a huge part of our identity. But we have to remember that we're people as well! When meeting new people and disclosing that you're an educator, have you ever had any strange reactions? Mr D shares some...

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    3 min
  • Go to Look Around and See Them All! podcast

    Episode 19

    Look Around and See Them All!

    Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary school teachers; they get it! Join them for inspiration and encouragement to get you buzzing through the school week! Think about your class. Have you got some students who a...

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    10 min
  • Go to Rob Hunter and His Whole Class was Kidnapped at Gunpoint podcast

    Episode 18

    Rob Hunter and His Whole Class was Kidnapped at Gunpoint

    Before most of us became teachers (and before many of us were even born), Australia was shocked by the brazen country school kidnappings of the 1970s. Rob Hunter, a 20 year old in his first fortnight of teaching, was confronted at gunpoint and kidnappe...

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    30 min
  • Go to Over-sharers in the Classroom: Mr D Needs Some Blurt Buttons. podcast

    Episode 17

    Over-sharers in the Classroom: Mr D Needs Some Blurt Buttons.

    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 infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Brace yourself, because when i...

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    5 min
  • Go to Practical Tips for Classroom Teachers from a Special Ed Teacher podcast

    Episode 15

    Practical Tips for Classroom Teachers from a Special Ed Teacher

    Teach Starter's Bronwyn Brady chats with Di Backhouse again this week. Di's an incredible teacher who specialises in the early childhood education of students with additional needs. Di's got lots of ideas and tips for mainstream classroo...

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    22 min
  • Go to The Kid Who Took the Words Right Out of Mr D's Mouth podcast

    Episode 14

    The Kid Who Took the Words Right Out of Mr D's Mouth

    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 infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Brace yourself, because when i...

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    5 min
  • Go to RAOKs for your Colleagues podcast

    Episode 13

    RAOKs for your Colleagues

    Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary school teachers; they get it! Join them for inspiration and encouragement to get you buzzing through the school week! We hear a lot about the current buzz term 'Random A...

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    9 min