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      Freebie Friday Problem-solving cards

      Free problem-solving activities

      To get students involved and excited about problem-solving, whether they are already adept at maths or need a little more encouragement, this week’s Freebie Friday consists of a selection of problem-solving cards from our upcoming Problem-solving strategies and skills boxes. The cards cover the three strands of mathematics and promote appropriate problem-solving processes and strategies. […]

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      Prioritise problem-solving in 2017

      Each year, the Department of Education releases a focus statement that outlines the national priorities for the following year. The central message of the Focus 2017 statement is to accelerate learning success for all students, including ‘Focus on STEM in the early years, particularly numeracy, creative problem-solving and coding skills’. With an increasing amount of […]

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      Freebie Friday: Break the ice with classroom games

      One of the biggest struggles at the beginning of a new school year can be ‘breaking the ice’; nervous and uncertain students can be reluctant to talk or interact, and teachers have to do their best to overcome this challenge and help them settle. Icebreakers are the perfect solution. Through these games and activities, aside […]

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      Tips and icebreakers to start the new year

      Being the fabulous teacher that you are, no doubt you want to get to know your students in order to prepare for the school year ahead, and you want the students to get to know you and their peers so they feel comfortable in their learning environment. But being the first day back at school, […]

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      Six free classroom posters!

      A new year and a new class calls for a new classroom setup! To help you create an engaging, motivating and inspiring classroom for your students, the first Teaching Ideas freebie of 2017 is a set of fabulous posters! These six colourful and informative posters cover Science, English, History, Geography, Mathematics and Health and will […]

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      Back to school: Preparing your classroom

      As they walk into their new classroom for the first time, be sure to make your students say ‘wow!’ Let them immediately see the sparkle and precise organisation that tells them, ‘This is a well-run machine, ready for a new journey’ and that they have tickets for the ride! First impressions are everything. How are you […]

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      Cheap ways to relax and reset this summer!

      At the end of every school year and leading into the following school year, stress levels for teachers are often ‘through the roof’! So how can you relax and unwind this summer holidays? Take a multiple intelligence test to discover your strengths and weaknesses at <http://tinyurl.com/lrvhuht> then read some activity ideas to match your strengths. […]

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      Freebie Friday – Celebrate Christmas!

      As the silly season is almost upon us, we’re finishing up this year’s Freebie Friday giveaways with a collection of Christmas-related activities for you and your students to enjoy. This mix of activities includes recipes, craft, and a couple of worksheets for some sneaky English and maths learning.   Save Save Save Save

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      Environmentally-friendly Christmas craft

      It’s hard to believe that it is that time of year again! Your students are probably hanging out until the holidays and that all important evening when the jolly old man comes down the chimney. To help keep your students learning in the midst of all the excitement, try out these art and craft activities […]

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      Freebie Friday – Fun with maths!

      For students (and teachers) who may not find maths as exciting as others, learning can be made more fun by incorporating it with other activities like art and puzzle-solving! This week’s Freebie Friday giveaway is three blackline masters: two ‘Colour by number’ worksheets, for different year levels, and one ‘Fun with numbers’ worksheet to turn […]

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