For the Love of Teaching

For the Love of Teaching Podcast

For the Love of Teaching is a podcast which aims to ignite passion in teaching professionals all over the world. Join us to hear the stories of real educators doing what they love. If you’re a teacher needing encouragement and support or if you just want to keep up with everything education, Teach Starter’s For the Love of Teaching is the podcast for you. Because challenges crop up, and some things aren’t on the lesson plan. But teachers are incredible, teaching is a gift and together we’ve totally got this!

Brain Breaks for Your Class!
Research shows that kids need to move and take brain breaks to improve their concentration and brain activity. In this episode I run through some simple yet effective brain break ideas to try with your class!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a...

Brain Breaks for Your Class!
Research shows that kids need to move and take brain breaks to improve their concentration and brain activity. In this episode I run through some simple yet effective brain break ideas to try with your class!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a...

Love Teaching? Love Your Voice.
Okay teachers: hands up if you’ve ever lost your voice! After a sports carnival, a performance rehearsal, playground duty or even just a regular day in your classroom? You’re not alone! Research shows that teachers are three to five times more likely to experience voice problems than the general population, with up to 20% of teachers acutely affected each year (Pemberton, 2008). Despite this, many of us haven’t learnt much about our voice, let alone how important voice care is for teachers.It’s important fo...


Mr D and the Potty-Mouthed Student
Whoa! It's one thing to drop an obscenity in front of your teacher, but it's a whole other game when you then try to lie about it! Teaching definitely keeps you on your toes. Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We mak...

Mr D and the Potty-Mouthed Student
Whoa! It's one thing to drop an obscenity in front of your teacher, but it's a whole other game when you then try to lie about it! Teaching definitely keeps you on your toes. Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We mak...

Clean Up Australia Day for Schools
Clean Up Australia Day is an excellent opportunity to teach our students about environmental issues such as litter and pollution. From single-use plastic, to waterway pollution, right through to the dangers that humans' discarded rubbish pose to our flora and fauna, it's a great teachable experience with practical connections. Jill and I talk in this episode about the upcoming schools' Clean Up Australia Day on 28 February, and show you just how easy it is to get your school involved. You'll find plenty of ...


Teaching Gifted and Talented Students
Sarah is an assistant principal and classroom teacher. She shares her journey to becoming an Opportunity Class teacher in this episode. Sarah uses a research-based approach, combined with project-based learning, to help her class of high-achieving students reach their goals.We discussed what it means to be a gifted and talented student, what traits gifted and talented students possess, and Sarah gave some great tips for classroom teachers on differentiating to higher-ability learners in their settings.You c...

Teaching Gifted and Talented Students
Sarah is an assistant principal and classroom teacher. She shares her journey to becoming an Opportunity Class teacher in this episode. Sarah uses a research-based approach, combined with project-based learning, to help her class of high-achieving students reach their goals.We discussed what it means to be a gifted and talented student, what traits gifted and talented students possess, and Sarah gave some great tips for classroom teachers on differentiating to higher-ability learners in their settings.You c...

Mr D's Stint as a Bingo Caller
Teachers are often called upon to do lots of things that aren't on the job description. In particular, young, eager, bright-eyed and bushy tailed early career teachers! Mr D fell into a trap of accepting too many extra curricular activities, but he soon figured out how to manage them! Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the ...


Library Lovers' Day
February 14 is traditionally known as Valentine's Day, but more recently has become renowned for the celebration of libraries!On today's episode, we chat about some of the different ways you and your class can celebrate library lovers and our magnificent librarians and library aides!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the fi...

Cyber Safety for School-Aged Kids
Do you, as an educator, feel adequately equipped to teach your students about cyber safety? Do you feel comfortable in your duty to report any incidences of misconduct against students in the online space?The internet is an incredible resource, a wonderful utopia of seemingly endless knowledge. The keeper of interesting and diverse communities and ever-changing technologies. As teachers it’s both out privilege and responsibility to integrate the cyber world into the lives of our students. But just like in t...

Mr D and the Awkward Circle Time
You'd think that chatting with a class of Grade Ones about what's going on in their lives would be a fairly innocuous speaking and listening task, right? That's what Mr D thought when he filled in for a colleague. But he was wrong! No good deed goes unpunished, as they say!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to kno...


How Should I Choose A School For My Child? Gabbie Stroud
If you're a teacher, chances are that you've been asked in your social circle: "How do I choose a school for my child, or perhaps: "How do I choose THE BEST school for my child?".If you're a parent, chances are you've put plenty of thought into selecting a school for your kids. Send them where you went? Send them to the closest school? Send them to a school with values aligned to yours? Send them somewhere with stellar testing results?This week, celebrated teacher-turned-author Gabbie Stroud launched her ne...

Hold the Laminating!
In this episode Jill and I explore alternatives to laminating our school resources. We talk about what we've done in the past (full disclosure, I was a laminating addict), and what we've learned about ways to reduce plastic use in the classroom. We chat about the Instagram teachers leading the way by throwing out the challenge to minimise (if not cease) laminating their classroom resources in 2020. Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids...

Teaching Over Time - 30 Years of Experience
Teacher Shandell's created an amazing life; teaching and raising her family on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia. In this episode, she talks with me about what's kept her in the profession for over 30 years, how going part time saved her sanity when her kids were little, and she reflects on all of the changes she's seen in education in the three decades she's been teaching Aussie primary school kids.Love Teaching? Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast,...


The Circle of Life - In Mr D's Classroom
What do classroom pet snakes actually eat? Where do you buy their food from? How is it prepared by the store? There are some questions you should just never Google. Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We make quality,...

January 26 - Teaching Alternative Perspectives
January 26 provides us with the impetus for classroom discussions and activities about Australian history, culture and identity. It’s easy to steam ahead with a celebration of all things “green, gold and sausage rolled”. However, as teachers, it’s important to acknowledge our individual contribution to how our nation’s histories are told and to how our students come to identify what makes Australian culture “Australian”.Join me for lots of ideas for presenting a rounded exploration of Australia Day and its ...

Bushfire Trauma and How to Help Kids Cope
In this episode, I ask clinical psychologist Pejman Hooviatdoost and The Chalkboard writer and teacher Emma Stuart to weigh in on the big issues teachers will face returning to school following the devastating bushfire crisis being called Black Summer. We discuss how signs of anxiety or stress related to the fires might manifest in students, and address the importance of being honest with children about traumatic news events. Pejman and Emma also share practical tips for both student and teacher wellbeing. ...


Mr D's Most Painful Day of Teaching Kindergarten
Mr D has spent many years trying to work his way to the lower grades - after all, kindergarten is where all the funny joke material is!But on this particular day, Mr D became the subject of his joke in a very painful way.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of ...

Easy Teacher Diary Hacks
Have you organised your 2020 teacher planner yet? In this episode Jill and I talk about the beautiful range of fully customisable, professionally designed teacher planners available at Teach Starter. This year's newest design, the Inspire Planner, is a beautiful, colourful and happy way to organise your planning and map out your year!If you're one of our Ultimate or Plus members, have you remembered to claim your FREE Teach, Inspire, Plan Sticker Book? These gorgeous teacher stickers are a special gift for ...

That Upper Years Teacher Life
This week I'm chatting with Rachel from @agoodlittleteach on Instagram, all about why she adores being a grade six teacher, as well as her passion for fashion and sharing all of her teaching and wardrobe highlights on Instagram with the #teachergram tribe! We talked about practical workwear planning, school camps and her perspectives on teaching lower grades versus upper years! Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk ...


Mr D's Real Thoughts on His Aussie Trip
Were you lucky enough to see Mr D's comedy show, Indoor Recess, on his Australian tour last December? Perhaps you bumped shoulders with him at the Let's Meet Mr D event at Teach Starter HQ! Whether you spotted Mr D in real life or not, you'll want to hear what he really thinks about this fair land or ours!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It...

Australian Bushfire Crisis - What to Tell Your New Class
"Black Summer" is Australia's worst bushfire season on record. Lives, homes and livelihoods have sadly been lost. Communities have been left devastated. Schools have not been spared. Worst of all, it's not over - weather forecasters warn that drought condition combine with dry heat and wind, more fires are imminent.Among the unprecedented events of the summer so far, with the tragedy being reported around the clock in a 24-hour news cycle, we've also seen incredible acts of bravery, compassion, empathy and ...

Becoming Mum - Realities of Becoming a Parent
When teaching is such a huge part of your identity, how does starting a family change things? If you're about to join the teacher mum or teacher dad squad, this is the episode you need in your life. Having a child and maintaining a career can be a juggle, but it's definitely doable. Listen to Vanessa, a teacher of ten years, on how having her son Dawson changed her views on teaching, made her reassess her career path, and how she coordinates the juggle in order to have a happy mum life and still love teachi...


For the Love of Teaching Returns on January 12!
Looking for a fresh take on education? Teach Starter’s For the Love of Teaching is the podcast for teachers by teachers.Because challenges crop up, and some things aren’t on the lesson plan. But teachers are incredible, teaching is a gift and together we’ve totally got this.Season two begins January 12. You can subscribe in Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and tal...

Any Questions? Mr D Meets Some Aussie Kids!
Find out what happens when you get five Aussie school kids, Mr D and a microphone in a room! Listen as the kids grill Mr D and ask him all the hardest questions they could think of about America. For behind the scenes fun, visit the For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teachin...

Teacher Wellbeing Survey Results are in!
In late 2019, Teach Starter surveyed 670 Australian primary school teachers on the topic of teacher wellbeing. In this episode, we unpack the results of the Teacher Wellbeing Survey with Amy, Teach Starter's product manager, and find out how Aussie teachers are really feeling. Full results will be available in The Education Pulse, our new quarterly report on teaching trends, perspectives and sentiments.Thank you to all of the amazing teachers who participated in the first survey of its kind. If you'd like t...


Feeling Fatigued? Help's Here.
We recently ran our Teacher Wellbeing Survey 2019 and the results were overwhelming. Teachers are tired. While we're empathetic, we're certainly not surprised. You guys do an incredible job and by this time of year, it's starting to take its toll.In this episode we share some easy to use tips and tricks for beating fatigue and saving some energy. We've both been where you are now, feeling absolutely shattered and pushing through to the next break. We get it!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? D...

Casual Relief Teaching
Minami has been a casual relief teacher for five years. She's also a PhD candidate at Macquarie University, studying the perspectives and challenges of relief teachers. In this episode, Minami talks about why people choose to enter relief teaching roles, how many are finding fulfillment professionally as casual teachers, and she tells us about the findings of her research. In particular, Minami speaks about the qualities that school executive staff are looking for when hiring relief teachers, and the obstac...

It's a Wrap with Mr D
Every Friday in 2019, Mr D joined me, telling stories that made us all laugh, cry and cringe! It takes a special gift to put such a positive, happy slant on educating, and Mr D definitely has that.Thanks for joining us this year as we talked about everything from hotdogs to hangovers. We both look forward to seeing you again next year. Season 2 of Friday Funnies begins January 17!Can't wait? For behind the scenes fun, visit the For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, featur...


Inclusive Holiday Activity Ideas
Not everyone celebrates Christmas! Living on this beautiful, multicultural planet, there are bound to be classmates in your room from cultures and backgrounds which don't observe Christmas. If you're after some inclusive ideas which are still fin and celebratory leading into the holidays, you've come to the right place! Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode of The Buzz goes live.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teac...

Taking on LANTITE
Student teachers, this episode is all about you! Join me alongside Georgi from @teachingwithg as we chat about forming positive relationships in schools, approaching mentors for help with questions and the best way to take on the LANTITE test! Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is re...

Taking on LANTITE
Student teachers, this episode is all about you! Join me alongside Georgi from @teachingwithg as we chat about forming positive relationships in schools, approaching mentors for help with questions and the best way to take on the LANTITE test! Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is re...


Mr D and the Impromptu Singalong
Not for little ears. Anyone a fan of old school RNB? Mr D's young student was well versed in the stylings of Lil Jon and whipped out a great rendition of Get Low during a class sharing session. The level of awkwardness will make you feel so much better about your own day!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 it comes to dishing...

Elf on The Shelf in the Classroom!
Heading into the holiday season, are you looking to change up your celebration and activities with a new class tradition? Listen as I chat all about using The Elf on the Shelf in the classroom. Take some cute #elfies for Insta, host an elf tea party, and read the amazing book that turned one family's Christmas tradition into an international craze! For more elf inspo, check out our blog on Elf on the Shelf ideas for the Classroom! Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'l...

Calling All Social Butterflies!
Are you a teacher who loves to party? Perhaps you enjoy getting together with a group of teaching friends for a coffee? Maybe a low-key glass of wine in a beautiful bar or restaurant?Teach Starter's Mel joins me today to talk all things events. As a professional event coordinator for over eight years, Mel's now using her killer organisational and friendly social skills to support teachers all over the country hosting Let's Meet events. In this episode you'll find out what type of people we're looking for, l...


Mr D Let the Cat out of the Bag
Literally. Listen as Mr D explains the most unusual show and tell offering his teaching friend has ever seen. It was meowing.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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat ab...

Your Report Writing Playlist
Writing reports? Why not enjoy some of your favourite tunes to help pass the time? Or, chill with some relaxing, mellow beats. Perhaps you love classical music, or a bit of boppy pop to get you going? We list several different Spotify and Youtube playlists that are perfect for writing reports, and challenge you to make your own custom report writing playlist! Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode of The Buzz goes live.For t...

Flexible Seating and Flexible Learning
On this week's episode I'm joined by the energetic Aaron, from Mr J's Learning Space on Instagram. Aaron talks us through the process he undertook as an early adopter of the flexible learning model. You'll hear all of his learnings over three years of flexible seating arrangements and how he'd do things differently if he was establishing a flexible learning classroom for the first time now.This is a great listen as we begin to pack up our rooms for the beginning of 2020. If you've ever thought about dipping...


Flexible Seating and Flexible Learning
On this week's episode I'm joined by the energetic Aaron, from Mr J's Learning Space on Instagram. Aaron talks us through the process he undertook as an early adopter of the flexible learning model. You'll hear all of his learnings over three years of flexible seating arrangements and how he'd do things differently if he was establishing a flexible learning classroom for the first time now.This is a great listen as we begin to pack up our rooms for the beginning of 2020. If you've ever thought about dipping...

Mr D Buys Something Embarrassing
Mr D is on his way to Australia! He's already packing and dreaming of a cold glass of sauvignon blanc. We can't wait to see his touring show, Indoor Recess. But first, let Mr D tell you about that time he was busted buying booze in front of his students. It could have been worse. Cheers!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 it ...

Mr D Buys Something Embarrassing
Mr D is on his way to Australia! He's already packing and dreaming of a cold glass of sauvignon blanc. We can't wait to see his touring show, Indoor Recess. But first, let Mr D tell you about that time he was busted buying booze in front of his students. It could have been worse. Cheers!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 it ...


5 Apps Your Class Needs Now!
Join me as I ask Digital Technology specialist teacher Taylor to list her top five apps to use in the classroom. It's the app cheat sheet you need in your life!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We make quality, down...

5 Apps Your Class Needs Now!
Join me as I ask Digital Technology specialist teacher Taylor to list her top five apps to use in the classroom. It's the app cheat sheet you need in your life!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We make quality, down...

Preparing for School at 3 with KindyLinq
A free pre-kindy learning program for three-year-old kids will be rolled out in selected Queensland state schools in 2020.The KindyLinQ pilot program will be launched and trialled across 40 schools next year, supporting many youngsters in their transition to kindy and then into Prep.Stakeholders have already weighed in on this announcement, from parents to teachers to researchers; and in this episode, Paul and Bron will share their own thoughts. Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget!...


Preparing for School at 3 with KindyLinq
A free pre-kindy learning program for three-year-old kids will be rolled out in selected Queensland state schools in 2020.The KindyLinQ pilot program will be launched and trialled across 40 schools next year, supporting many youngsters in their transition to kindy and then into Prep.Stakeholders have already weighed in on this announcement, from parents to teachers to researchers; and in this episode, Paul and Bron will share their own thoughts. Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget!...

Dear Parents - Gabbie Stroud's Message on Behalf of Teachers
In this not-to-be missed episode, Gabbie Stroud talks about the purpose behind her new book, how she views schools through a different lens now, and discusses her newfound hope that education is once again on the right track.In December 2018, author Gabbie Stroud appeared as For the Love of Teaching's first ever guest. Earlier that year Gabbie had released her memoir "Teacher", lifting the lid on the teaching profession and the state of education.A lot's changed since I last spoke with Gabbie. She's written...

Mr D and the False Fart
In this episode of Friday Funnies, we flash back to when Mr D was just a boy. Usually the conscientious student, young Joe found himself on the outer one day when he was set to work on the patio outside his classroom, and unintentionally interrupted his classmate's learning.Mr D is coming to Australia! 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 officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". Joe (Mr D) Dombrowski is here to brighten up you...


Casual Teaching! Is it for You?
Are you a substitute teacher? Have you ever considered going into this role? There are many reasons why casual teaching suits people. I was a relief teacher for periods of time in between having my four kids, when I wasn't ready to take up a whole class or return full time to the classroom and I LOVED it! If this is something you've considered even for a second, take a listen!Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download...

Casual Teaching! Is it for You?
Are you a substitute teacher? Have you ever considered going into this role? There are many reasons why casual teaching suits people. I was a relief teacher for periods of time in between having my four kids, when I wasn't ready to take up a whole class or return full time to the classroom and I LOVED it! If this is something you've considered even for a second, take a listen!Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download...

Setting Up Your Classroom For Success
Classroom setup is a big consideration for teachers. Planning, positioning, re configuring, decorating and optimising learning are all steps in creating a great learning space where you and your students feel comfortable.We all have different ideas on classroom set up, and Vanessa AKA Miss Goody Two Shoes shares her ideas and tips for creating a wonderful learning environment for your students to enjoy. From mindfully selecting displays and resources to bargain classroom shopping tips, Vanessa has some wond...


Setting Up Your Classroom For Success
Classroom setup is a big consideration for teachers. Planning, positioning, re configuring, decorating and optimising learning are all steps in creating a great learning space where you and your students feel comfortable.We all have different ideas on classroom set up, and Vanessa AKA Miss Goody Two Shoes shares her ideas and tips for creating a wonderful learning environment for your students to enjoy. From mindfully selecting displays and resources to bargain classroom shopping tips, Vanessa has some wond...

Mr D and the Day He Knew He'd Made it!
We all know that Mr D is kind of a big deal. With over 200k Insta followers, international tour locations and dual appearances on Ellen, he's hit the big time. But it wasn't always that way - find out what happened the day Mr D realised his star was on the rise!Mr D is coming to Australia! 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 officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". Joe (Mr D) Dombrowski is here to brighten up your week with h...

Math Planning (and How to Nail it)
The year may be winding down but we think you may be thinking ahead to next year's planning. Join Paul on this week's episode of The Buzz to hear how he planned his math classes, structured his lessons, fitted in assessment and got it all done when he was in the classroom.Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download the app for free now in the Apple Store or Google Play.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? D...


Math Planning (and How to Nail it)
The year may be winding down but we think you may be thinking ahead to next year's planning. Join Paul on this week's episode of The Buzz to hear how he planned his math classes, structured his lessons, fitted in assessment and got it all done when he was in the classroom.Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download the app for free now in the Apple Store or Google Play.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? D...

Building Proud Aboriginal Students
It's been established that Aboriginal students face barriers to learning. From things like overcoming language barriers in the early years (particularly in rural settings where student's first language may not be English), to social and financial disadvantage, to geographical barriers, right through to embedded exclusive practices in schools.Ben Lewis is an inspirational teacher who has found his place and his passion educating indigenous kids.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, wher...

Building Proud Aboriginal Students
It's been established that Aboriginal students face barriers to learning. From things like overcoming language barriers in the early years (particularly in rural settings where student's first language may not be English), to social and financial disadvantage, to geographical barriers, right through to embedded exclusive practices in schools.Ben Lewis is an inspirational teacher who has found his place and his passion educating indigenous kidsJoin us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where...


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 first: the parents or the teacher?Mr D is coming to Australia! 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 officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". Joe (Mr D) Dombrowski is here to brighten up your week...

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 first: the parents or the teacher?Mr D is coming to Australia! 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 officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". Joe (Mr D) Dombrowski is here to brighten up your week...

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, and all of the fun that comes with that!Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download the app for free now in the Apple Store or Google Play.Have you subscribed to For the Love...


The Buzz - 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, and all of the fun that comes with that!Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download the app for free now in the Apple Store or Google Play.Have you subscribed to For the Love...

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 teachers and parents navigate the chat, Tasha Lawton created Period Talk: a fully comprehensive, curriculum aligned education program to teach Aussie boys and girls aged 9-13 about periods.Join me as Tasha and I talk about the way her new program is changing the lives of stu...

How to Have the Period Talk - with Tasha Lawton
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 teachers and parents navigate the chat, Tasha Lawton created Period Talk: a fully comprehensive, curriculum aligned education program to teach Aussie boys and girls aged 9-13 about periods.Join me as Tasha and I talk about the way her new program is changing the lives of stu...


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 concert who stole the show, and Mr D was nothing less than impressed!Mr D is coming to Australia! 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 officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". Joe (Mr D) ...

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 concert who stole the show, and Mr D was nothing less than impressed!Mr D is coming to Australia! 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 officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". Joe (Mr D) ...

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 Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download the app for free now in the Apple Store or Google Play.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a n...


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 be an effective educator who can really connect with students.His book, Essential Truths For Teachers, co-written with Todd Whitaker, takes teachers through some of the fundamental and necessary principles at the core of teaching, which they say have the bigges...

The Core Principles of Teaching that Never Change
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 be an effective educator who can really connect with students. His book, Essential Truths For Teachers, co-written with Todd Whitaker, takes teachers through some of the fundamental and necessary principles at the core of teaching, which they say have the bigge...

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 Australia! 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 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 yo...


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 Australia! 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 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 yo...

New Number Talks Resources for You
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!Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download the app for free now in the Apple Store or Google Play.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be ...

The Buzz: Our New Number Talks Resources Will Have Your Math Lessons Buzzing!
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!Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download the app for free now in the Apple Store or Google Play.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be ...


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 and dissociative disorder.He tells us about the chance online find which saved him at a time when he thought he was out of options. Mitch also shares how he’s helping Aussies of all ages overcome mental ill health by forming healthy relationships, having open conve...

Special Episode: World Mental Health Day | Mitch Wallis, Heart On My Sleeve
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 and dissociative disorder.He tells us about the chance online find which saved him at a time when he thought he was out of options. Mitch also shares how he’s helping Aussies of all ages overcome mental ill health by forming healthy relationships, having open conv...

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 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For the Love...


Mr D is Coming Down Under - Indoor Recess Australian Tour
The cat's out of the bag! Mr D is bringing is 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 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For the Love ...

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? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the Apple App Store!Download the app for free now in the Apple Store or Google Play.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode of T...

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 shares some of her favourite resources in this episode.In an effort to address the issue of anxiety and stress in young people, Tam teaches her students all about the brain science behind their emotional and physical responses to challenging situations.Take a look at our ...


Kindy Teacher Tamsin Says Kindness is a Gift that Everyone Can Give
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 teachers kids to be kind. She shares some of her favourite resources in this episode.In an effort to address the issue of anxiety and stress in young people, Tam teaches her students all about the brain science behind their emotional and physical responses to challenging situations.Take a look at our...

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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

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? Perhaps a Hawaiian shirt dress up day is more your style?Need a little motivation on a Monday? We're also primary school teachers; we get it! Join us on The Buzz for inspiration and encouragement to get you buzzing through the school week!Have you tried the new Teach St...


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 world, the messages being sent to our kids aren't always positive. As teachers we are trusted, real adults present in our students' lives, and we possess powerful influence to change the way they see themselves and to build their resilience to survive and thrive in t...

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) Dombrowski is here to brighten up your week with his infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Brace yourself, because when it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about...

Playing for Ant Stations - 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) Dombrowski is here to brighten up your week with his infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Brace yourself, because when it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat abou...


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 For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary school teachers; they get it! Join them for inspiration and encouragemen...

The Buzz: World Space Week Ideas 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 For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary school teachers; they get it! Join them for inspiration and encouragemen...

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 every class in her huge (thousand student) school for thirty minutes a week.But not every school has a digital technologies specialist teacher. With budgeting a constant consideration, and many departments to resource and staff, often it falls upon classroom teach...


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 alert: you end up running the incursion! Listen as Mr D tells the tale.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. B...

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 needs, attending education shows and enjoying a northern hemisphere Summer and Autumn. Jill's also been on the lookout for some Austin celebs. Listen to hear all about their travels.oin us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the ...

The Buzz: Jill's in Austin, TX
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 needs, attending education shows and enjoying a northern hemisphere Summer and Autumn. Jill's also been on the lookout for some Austin celebs. Listen to hear all about their travels.oin us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the ...


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's created fer herself, and says you can, too. When she's not in her classroom, Sarah loves inspiring others in her Instagram feed, and keeps it totally real in her Insta stories.Music Credit: Something I Want, Bryce Sainty (Used with permission).Join us in our new F...

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 that kid who tests the boundaries. But Mr D's students weren't about to let him ruin their game, and their team work skills brought a tear of pride to Mr D's eye.He's a teacher. He's a comedian. He's officially one of Ellen Degeneres's "favourites". Joe (Mr D) Dombrowski i...

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 chunking may be a solution to help reduce the stress caused by a large number of tasks requiring attention.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Need a little motivation...


The Buzz: The Key to Managing Your Workload May Be Time Chunking
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 chunking may be a solution to help reduce the stress caused by a large number of tasks requiring attention. Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Need a little motivat...

Teacher Librarian Megan Daley
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 Aidan’s Anglican Girls School in Brisbane, Queensland.Megan has just published her first book, Raising Readers, How to Nurture a Child’s Love of Books (She says sleep is overrated).I sat with Megan to discuss the invaluable job professional teacher-librarians do in our schools, and why they're a resource we need to fight to ...

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. 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe do...


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 our students to grow safely in the digital space?Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary sc...

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 online professional conduct for teachers. Sam challenges beginning teachers to see their online profiles as professional references, not personal accounts of all aspects of their lives.Follow Sam on Twitter.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, whe...

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 infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Brace yourself, because when it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teac...


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 infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Brace yourself, because when it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teac...

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're actually depicted in their real natural habitat, landfill sites.The Future Landfill website provides thought-provoking, conversation-igniting material for teachers to use as teaching tools. Listen to co-creator Alex Wadelton talk about the inspiration behind the cam...

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 books'. Are they a tool for reluctant readers, a gateway to literacy for early readers, or a blight on our classrooms?Find out what Bron and Jill think in this week's episode!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live v...


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 Aidan’s Anglican Girls School in Brisbane, Queensland.Megan was recently awarded the Queensland Teacher Librarian of the Year by the School Library Association of Queensland and is a former national vice-president of the Children's Book Council of Australia, sh...

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. 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.J...

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 can lift up your kids.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary school teachers; they get it! Join...


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 to become what she calls "educators of excellence".Follow Sam on Twitter.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't f...

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 that ensued.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 it comes to dishing the dirt o...

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 your amazing costumes from Book Weeks past with us at podcast@teachstarter.com to share!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron ar...


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 in the UK.This was a turning point in Jen's life. She and her husband, both teachers who were working in admin, knew they had to make a change. They moved to Malaysia, took classroom teaching jobs, and Jen's rekindled her immense love and passion for her profession. Listen ...

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.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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and...

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 podcast@teachstarter.com to share!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!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 ...


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 Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Te...

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". Joe (Mr D) Dombrowski is here to brighten up your week with his infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Brace yourself, because when it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we ch...

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, we've probably worn it.Have you got any great tips? Email us at podcast@teachstarter.com to share!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Need a little motivation on ...


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 return to work after maternity leave, and chats about the many changes she's seen in the teaching profession in her time. Cath's kindness and open personality shine through in this interview. Make sure you follow Cath on Twitter and Instagram!Join us in our new Fo...

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 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For the Love of Tea...

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 practical ideas for beating those back to work blues! Have you got any great tips? Email us at podcast@teachstarter.com to share!Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teaching!Need a lit...


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 his time to learning about, as well as teaching about, growth mindset. He educates students and teachers through his own personal journey.Join us in our new For the Love of Teaching Facebook group, where we chat about the podcast, feature live vids of guests, and talk teach...

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 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Join us in our new For...

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 school? Did you become the type of teacher-parent you thought you'd be?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!Have you tried...


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 copy of Classroom Practices to Promote a Green Future!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We make quality, downl...

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 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Don't miss an episode! Have you subscr...

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 Starter when it comes to sustainability best practice.Listen in for some amazing, easy tips for creating a greener Earth, one school at a time.Our FREE resource, Classroom Practices to Promote a Green Future, is an 18-page guide for teachers on how to drive a sustainabil...


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. Listen to Holly tell you how to set up guided reading easily and effectively in your classroom!Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Te...

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 "favourites". Joe (Mr D) Dombrowski is here to brighten up your week with his infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Brace yourself, because when it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Don't miss an episode! Have you subscribed to For the Love...

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? Okay...On today's episode Jill and I look at our past classes and the groups we'll never forget. We remember some of the best days of our teaching careers with those gorgeous students and ask you to do the same!Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are exp...


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's gay friends have had in different teaching environments.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We make quality, download...

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 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in g...

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 extend and enrich your students.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!Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? ...


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 network around you can make the most difficult times a little bit easier, and boost the happy times to next-level celebrations.Today we’re talking about the Holy Grail of the teacher tribe - the teacher bestie.If you’ve found one, you’ve struck gold. Never let hi...

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 "favourites". Joe (Mr D) Dombrowski is here to brighten up your week with his infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Brace yourself, because when it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Don't miss an episode! Have you subscribed to Fo...

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's a formal reflection in a journal, or a casual mental checklist, it's important to remember to be kind to ourselves. We can be our own worst critics, but it's time for that to change.Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary school teachers; t...


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 Shaun Thompson about all of the dos and don'ts for teaching abroad.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We m...

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 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold ba...

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 reporting period, back in 2007.Don't forget to check out our curriculum-aligned reporting resources made by teachers for you.They'll save you heaps of time!Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary school teachers; they get it! Join them...


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 basic human level. Listen to Kirby talk about the benefits of physical activity for every child in school-based sport. Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the...

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 took over.Check out Teach Starter's awesome range of Relief/Supply/Sub teacher full day lesson plans for all primary/elementary levels. 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...

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, and actually following through.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!Have you tried the new Teach Starter Ap...


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 about striking the balance. Kirby's the captain of the Big Bash League's Brisbane Heat, and Deputy Principal at MacGregor State High School. She chats with me about the importance of having "other" in your life as a teacher (whether that be a family or another ...

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 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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn'...

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 time in the classroom to manage behaviours and to use non-verbal communication to support the messages we're giving our students.Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary school teachers; they get it! Join them for inspiration and encourag...


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 Years teacher Shaun believes the world of The Arts is an under-utilised gem, waiting to be discovered by many more teachers and schools. In this episode, Shaun shares his journey from classroom teacher to Head of Performing Arts at a well-known all-boys college, a...

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! This episode comes with a content warning (it's gross!).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 yoursel...

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 Buzz, we have an idea for you to try this week. Change things up by getting outdoors. We even have some cool ideas on ways to make it an easier option for you.Need a little motivation on a Monday? Jill and Bron are experienced primary school teachers; they get it! Join them fo...


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 our profession. Be sure to listen to the previous episode to catch up on Rob's incredible story.This week, I speak with Rob about how he healed himself and how he now helps adolescent students heal their own emotional hurt in his school visit program, Kidnapped Teach...

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 of his experiences from the social scene!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 it come...

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 are quiet achievers, always on task, powering through their work?When did you last take a moment to really acknowledge the great job those kids are doing?Have you tried the new Teach Starter App? We'd love to hear your thoughts so please leave us a review in the A...


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 kidnapped with his nine young students. Rob's (reluctantly) a true hero of our profession.Find out how his rational thinking and calm demeanour protected his students from physical harm during their captivity. In the absence of any formal trauma support, Rob drew upon...

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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Have you ever had a student call out an answer that's totally wrong, totally loud and totally rude? Mr D has! Find out how a simple science lesson took a swift turn, and how a 'loud and proud' student ...

The Teach Starter App is Here!
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're so excited and we just can't hide it! The buzz here at Teach Starter HQ is all about our brand new app! 18 months in the making and it's finally here. Listen as Bron and Jill chat about all of their fave features and find out just how easy the Teach Starter App really is to search for, save and print over 200 00...


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 classroom teachers with regard to:Parent communication when identifying, assessing and supporting individual student needs.What not to say to a parent.How to open the dialogue and establish a positive relationship with families of your students.Facilitating effective communication b...

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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.Have you ever been totally dumbstruck by something a student has said? Listen as Mr D recalls the wise words of his own fourth grade teacher and reuses them on his own student many years later!Don't mi...

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 Acts of Kindness', but what does this really mean within the context of a school? How can you support and encourage your colleagues through simple yet touching acts of good will? What are the flow-on effects of teachers showing one another kindness daily? Find out in t...


Special Education
Teach Starter's Bronwyn Brady chats with Di Backhouse, an incredible teacher who specialises in the early childhood education of students with additional needs. We'll find out what inspired Di to pursue her amazing career and what she loves most about her job.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode is released.For the Love of Teaching is a podcast by Teach Starter. We make quality, downloadable teaching resources that save te...

Mr D's Most Unorthodox Behaviour Management Strategy Yet!
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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.They say that the best teachers teach from the heart, not the book. Listen to this week's episode to hear all about Mr D's most unusual behaviour management strategy yet. Will it work for you?Don't mis...

Non-Daggy Teacher Affirmations
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!Affirmations don't have to be daggy or contrived! Join us as we chat about the very simple self-talk routine that will give you confidence in your daily teaching.Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll be the first to know whenever a new episode of The Buzz goes live.For the Love...


What Happens When Uni Ends?
Teach Starter's Bronwyn Brady chats with Emily, Miss Teacher to Be in this week's episode of For the Love of Teaching. Emily's going to delve into practical ways for preparing to teach, nailing the LANTITE test, and forming strong relationships which will set you up for success!Join us on next week's episode when we meet Di Backhouse, an incredible teacher who specialises in the early childhood education of students with additional needs about why she chose her amazing career.Have you subscribed to For the ...

Oh No She Didn't! Mr D on Going Head to Head with a Sassy Parent During an Interview
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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.In this week's episode, Joe tells us about a parent-teacher interview that took an unexpected turn.Don't miss an episode! Have you subscribed to For the Love of Teaching? Don't forget! It means you'll ...

Teachers, Treat Yourselves!
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!Teachers: how often do we use our hard-earned cash to buy school supplies, stationery and classroom necessities? It's school holidays now, and it's time to treat yourself. Listen to Jill and Bron chat about some simple and inexpensive ways to give ourselves a well-deserved pick-me-up.Have you subscribed to For the Lov...


Top Prac Hacks For Student Teachers
Teach Starter's Bronwyn Brady chats with Emily, a preservice teacher full to the brim with enthusiasm, creativity and passion for teaching. Now in her fourth year of her education degree, she presents a weekly series on Instagram live, as Miss Teacher to Be, to share her insights into preservice life with thousands of other student teachers. If you’re a preservice teacher, this episode is a must-listen, as Emily shares her best prac hacks!Join us on next week's episode when Emily spills all about forming re...

What this Kindy Kid Said Shocked Mr D to the Core!
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 it comes to dishing the dirt on teaching, kids and life in general, Joe doesn't hold back.In this episode, Joe recalls the hairiest encounter he's had with a kindergarten student, and tells us his 'favourite' part of chatting with really little kids in the halls at his school.Don't miss an ...

Work it Wednesday!
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’re well into the school year now and teachers, you might be feeling like you’re stuck in a bit of a rut. If you’re having trouble finding energy, particularly midweek, we’ve got a little suggestion for you.Work it Wednesday is our challenge for you. Find something amazing to wear, lay it out the night before and go...


Being a Happy, Healthy Teacher
If you haven’t heard, there is a growing community of educators online who are buzzing with creative ideas. They are happily sharing resources and supporting each other throughout the school year. Instagram can now be used to explore inside classrooms everywhere. This digital staffroom is affectionately known to Australian Teachers as ‘Teachergram’. It is a place where Instastories are filmed to entertain, discuss, debrief and openly share what life is truly like for those in the profession.Ceri Edwards (wh...

Being Multi-Age Rural Teacher
Teach Starter's Bronwyn Brady chats to Ceri Edwards, a teacher who absolutely loves her job. She is a beacon of light and happiness for her network of teachers that she is in touch with on Instagram.Ceri has discovered the keys to being successful, feeling valued and exuding confidence in her daily life as a primary school educator. She shares with us what her years in the classroom have taught her. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...

Gabbie Stroud: How to Keep the Heart in Teaching
Teach Starter's Bronwyn Brady chats with inspirational teacher-turned-author, Gabbie Stroud, about all things teacher! The good bits, the not so good bits and how to overcome these parts of the teaching profession. Gabbie shares some of her all-time favourite teaching moments and explains why she didn't leave teaching, teaching left her. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy...