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Mindful Communication Activities for Kids

Mindful communication is simply being conscious of what you say and how you say it. Being empathetic, tactful, thoughtful, and compassionate when communicating is a learned skill. So often as teachers we find ourselves mediating disagreements between students. Teachable moments arise when seemingly day-to-day interactions between students cause friction. Sometimes kids’ no-filter moments are a…

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Five tips for leading professional learning

 There’s no doubt that professional learning is essential for educators. It provides opportunities to share, network, set and achieve goals within the early education space, and it is inherently linked to quality outcomes for children. But how do you make a commitment to professional learning and make it a priority? Here are five tips to…

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Why Teachers are Flocking to Aldi

Who would have thought you could go in to buy some crackers and dip and leave with a bag full of supplies for your classroom? Now, I have to put a disclaimer here before I continue with the Aldi goodness that teachers have kindly shared with me. Whilst there will be repeat offenders to your…

why-teachers-are-flocking-to-aldi

Why Teachers are Flocking to Aldi

Who would have thought you could go in to buy some crackers and dip and leave with a bag full of supplies for your classroom? Now, I have to put a disclaimer here before I continue with the Aldi goodness that teachers have kindly shared with me. Whilst there will be repeat offenders to your…

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Free Online Digital Timers for the Classroom

Are you looking for free online digital timers for your classroom? Look no further! We have created a variety of digital timers that are now available on the Teach Starter YouTube channel! Save each of them, or bookmark this blog so that they are easily accessible when you need a digital timer for your students.…

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Separation Anxiety Tips for Classroom Teachers

In the early years of a child’s development, it’s super common for them to experience separation anxiety when they’re away from their parents or caregivers. Humble classroom doors everywhere have borne witness to countless crying children, (understandably) distressed by their impending separation from their beloved parent. Experiences of Separation Anxiety as a Graduate Classroom Teacher…

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Separation Anxiety Tips for Classroom Teachers

In the early years of a child’s development, it’s super common for them to experience separation anxiety when they’re away from their parents or caregivers. Humble classroom doors everywhere have borne witness to countless crying children, (understandably) distressed by their impending separation from their beloved parent. Experiences of Separation Anxiety as a Graduate Classroom Teacher…

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Why Teachers Are Adopting Sound Walls Over Word Walls

Teachers have a plethora of sources to help guide research-based best practices in teaching such as journals, professional development, educational magazines and podcasts… just to name a few. But, the most powerful learnings occur in the staffroom with your teaching buddies! These professional discussions not only cover the impact of educational research on classroom practices…