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Indiana EdCast: Ep. #51 — Shannon Anderson On Kindness in the Classroom

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Feb 12, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, I am Tom Mellish, ED for IRTA, The Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators. Please email me at tmellish@retiredteachers.org with your questions. We will find out the answer for you.

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Indiana EdCast: Ep. #50 — Legislative Update #3

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Feb 7, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, I am Tom Mellish, ED for IRTA, The Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators. Please email me at tmellish@retiredteachers.org with your questions. We will find out the answer for you.

We are joined once by our chief lobbyist, Steve Beebe from Beebe, Scherer and Associates. We welcome Steve and look forward to his thoughts on this week’s actions at the State House.

Good news on Monday as the 13th Check cruised through the House unanimously and heads over to the Senate with co-sponsors Sen. Boots and Niezgodski, bi-partisan support.

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Indiana EdCast: Ep. #49 — Shannon Anderson Writing Tips

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Feb 5, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, I am Tom Mellish, ED for IRTA, The Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators. Please email me at tmellish@retiredteachers.org with your questions. We will find out the answer for you.

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Indiana EdCast: Ep. #48 — Legislative Update #2

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jan 29, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, I am Tom Mellish, ED for IRTA, The Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators. Please email me at tmellish@retiredteachers.org with your questions. We will find out the answer for you.

We are joined by our chief lobbyist, Steve Beebe from Beebe, Scherer and Associates. We welcome Steve and look forward to catching up on the general assembly for the past two weeks. 

We are seeing education funding taking center stage early in the session. The governor is getting creative, legislature is working on a few bills.

What have you seen pop up that you find curious or interesting?

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Indiana EdCast: Ep. #47 — Shannon Anderson on Growth Mindset

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jan 23, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, I am Tom Mellish, ED for IRTA, The Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators. Please email me at tmellish@retiredteachers.org with your questions. We will find out the answer for you.

Today we are joined by Shannon Anderson from Rensselaer Elementary. We welcome Mrs. Anderson and look forward to her thoughts on various educational topics, instructional and classroom ideas and as an author of children’s books. Shannon is a wife, mother, runner, educator, author, and workshop presenter. In this episode, Shannon and I discuss applying Growth Mindset concepts in the classroom. Shannon answers these questions and much more:

  • What made you decide to incorporate Growth Mindset concepts into your classroom?
  • What were some of the first steps, activities that you used to kick it off?
  • How long did it take to get the procedures set up?
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Indiana EdCast: Ep. #46 — 2019 Legislative Update with Steve Beebe

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jan 16, 2019 12:30:58 PM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, I am Tom Mellish, ED for IRTA, The Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators. Please email me at tmellish@retiredteachers.org with your questions. We will find out the answer for you.

We are joined once again by our chief lobbyist, Steve Beebe from Beebe, Scherer and Associates. We welcome Steve and look forward to his thoughts on this year’s General Assembly begins.

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Safe Activities Your Grandchildren Will Love

Posted by Denise Long for IRTA on Jan 4, 2019 10:07:08 AM

Spending time with your grandchildren is always a delight, but as they grow older, they take a little more effort to entertain.

If you don’t have something planned for them, they will end up zoning out in front of the television while your hours slip away. However, by the time you reach your senior years, it is important to keep your safety -- and the little ones’ -- in mind.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Indiana EdCast: Ep. #45 — Coach Sparkle on Literature Circles

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Jan 3, 2019 7:00:00 AM
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How Does Classroom Management Promote Student Learning?

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Dec 15, 2018 8:03:00 AM

Practical skills like classroom management and positive behavior strategies are vitally important tools in a teacher's toolkit. Most of these skills are learned on the job, rather than in the university classroom, so inexperienced teachers often struggle with creating a positive environment in their classrooms.

Why is classroom management important, and how does it affect student learning? Let's explore this issue together.

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Topics: Educator Resources, Teaching

Indiana EdCast: Ep. #44 — Legislative Preview 2019

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Dec 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast! We are joined by our chief lobbyist, Steve Beebe from Beebe, Scherer and Associates as we discuss PMOC, the midterm election, committees, and the crystal ball into the upcoming session.

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