Meet the collaborators from the Australian Teachers Blog - Casey from Little Lifelong Learners

With the influx of new readers over here on our blog, we have decided to re-introduce ourselves. Today it's Casey's turn!

Why hello there! My name is Casey and I am the teacher-mama blogger over at Little Lifelong Learners. I have been blogging since I first started teaching back in 2012!

My little corner of the internet has evolved a lot, particularly over the last few years as I became a Mum for the very first time. When I first started blogging, my husband and I had just gotten married and I was a fresh graduate who felt very inspired by the amazing teachers who blogged about their classrooms and shared their amazing teaching ideas. 

After two years of teaching Prep / Foundation, I fell pregnant and took some time away from the classroom. I did some relief work at local schools and got to teach at many different schools in a variety of year levels...but Prep has always been where my heart is at!
Prep, Foundation Classroom | My first classroom as a grauate, beginning teacher in Australia

As my daughter got older, I started missing teaching more and more but I couldn't bare the thought of leaving her just yet. That's when I decided to focus on providing quality printables for other Prep teachers. I was basically living vicariously through them because I missed the classroom soooo much.
Must have resources for new teachers | Australian Prep and Foundation printable resources | Behaviour Management

During this time, I started blogging about my love for sensory play. Some of my favourite posts can be found over at Little Lifelong Learners. I've also recently launched my first eBook too which you can have a little look at here.

Sensory Play for babies | Messy play ideas for kids | Teacher mum

Now it's 2017 and I have a very energetic 2.5 year old daughter and a cheeky 6 month old son. I still miss teaching SO much (especially when I see you all decorating your new classrooms!) but I'm also so so so happy that I can provide Prep and Foundation teachers and parents with heaps of teaching and learning inspiration from the comfort of my own home. 

If you'd like to follow my journey as a teacher turned stay at home mama, you can find me here:

Hello everyone!  My name is Stephanie and I blog at  I'm going into the 2017 as a Year 3 teacher and have been teaching full-time since 2010.  I'm from USA and started my teaching career in Florida.  I moved to Australia in 2014 to be with my partner and was lucky enough to continue my career teaching in country Australia.  I'm now back in Perth ready for the new year!

Back to School Ideas Instagram Round-Up

I'm starting at a new school in 2017 and I'm eager to get into my classroom to set it up!  I've planned to implement many new ideas.  So here is some of the favourites I've seen on Instagram!

A photo posted by Mrs McNab 🍎☕️ (@teach_bythe_beach) on

Still looking for that perfect Aussie Teacher Planner?

You can find this planner in my TPT store at:

Got any great Back to School Ideas you'd like to share?  Post a picture below! Share on Instagram and tag us @AustralianTeachers!

Happy New Year everyone and may 2017 be amazing for us all.

We have so many new followers that we thought we would take the opportunity over the next eight weeks to re introduce ourselves and let you know a little bit about each of us.

I'm Paula from Paula's Place and have been teaching for a looonnnng time! I love my job, it is different every day and we never never stop learning.

I grew up in NSW in a town called Murwillumbah. I went to Teachers College in NSW too.
I started teaching in the mid 80s (yes a loooonng time ago) and taught in a large country school in Queensland. I spent three years teaching in Biloela. This is where I met my husband.

We moved to Victoria, where we both teach in schools in Ballarat. We have two kids - both at Uni.
I love to travel and have been fortunate in the last six years to go to America, Fiji, Malaysia, Bali and Singapore.


I am currently on a road trip with my daughter - we have travelled from Ballarat to Northern NSW to see family and we will be off to Brisbane on Wednesday, then Noosa, Coffs Harbour, Canberra and then home.  This is a great way to spend our summer break.

I have taught every year level and in the last six years have taught Prep for three years, 5/6, 3/4 for two years and now I'm heading back to 5/6. In 31 years I have either moved schools and/or classrooms every year! (I'm pretty good at packing and setting up).

I got into blogging in 2010 as a way of recording and sharing my learning space. 
Colleagues convinced me to put my work on TpT in 2011 and I have loved every part of this amazing journey. I have met so many teachers through this and have made some great friends around the world. 

My TpT store has been a passion of mine and I love the design process of each product and matching it to the learning needs of my students. There are products that go from K-6.

Other links to see what I do are 

I forgot to mention I am addicted to a big way. I refuse to count them, as I could incriminate myself. 

Have a great summer everyone in the Southern Hemisphere and our Northern Hemisphere followers  keep warm and safe. 

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