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Indiana EdCast Ep. #39 — Investment Planning

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Oct 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We are joined again today by Mike and Joe Coffman from Coffman Wealth and
Sage Point Financial Inc. As we continue our series on financial planning we will be
discussing Investment Planning.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Group

Posted by Indiana Retired Teachers Association on Oct 4, 2018 2:10:47 PM

We need a sense of belonging. Joining a nonprofit organization gives us a sense of purpose, support and satisfaction.

Becoming a member serves our needs, promotes our communities and helps advance great causes.

There are various ways to serve a nonprofit. You can volunteer your time – helping with projects, speaking to groups or working on administrative tasks. You also can support one through donations or other gifts – providing the financial resources they need to serve their cause.

When choosing an organization to join, though, you should carefully review its purpose and mission. After all, you are giving yourself to help make it successful.

So why become a member of a nonprofit group? Here are some reasons why.

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Topics: Volunteer

Indiana EdCast Ep. #38 — Coach Sparkle on Evaluations

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Oct 2, 2018 10:51:11 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 again by Coach Sparkle, aka Ashley Kendricks, an instructional coach for Pleasant Hill Elementary in the North Montgomery Schools. We welcome Coach Sparkle and look forward to her thoughts on various educational instructional and classroom ideas.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #37 — INPRS Discussion Financial Planning Series

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Sep 25, 2018 11:35:00 AM

We are joined again today by Mike and Joe Coffman from Coffman Wealth and Sage Point Financial Inc. As we continue our series on financial planning we will be discussing the Indiana Public Retirement System and pensions.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #36 — Stacey Bunes and Clear Captions

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Sep 17, 2018 2:26:31 PM

In this episode of Indiana EdCast, we are joined today by Stacey Bunes from ClearCaptions. Welcome Stacey, and we are looking forward to hearing about this free offer that our members can receive if they have hearing loss.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #35 — Coffman Brothers Financial Principles

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Sep 11, 2018 1:13:28 PM

In this episode of Indiana EdCast, we are joined by Mike and Joe Coffman from Coffman Wealth Management and Sage Point Financial Inc. 

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #34 — Coach Sparkle & Her Bright Ideas for Student Engagement

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Sep 5, 2018 11:40:22 AM


Welcome back to Coach Sparkle, aka Ashley Kendricks, an instructional coach for Pleasant Hill Elementary in the North Montgomery Schools. 

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #33 — Coach Sparkle & Her Bright Ideas for Data Collection

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Aug 28, 2018 11:55:27 AM

We are joined once again by Coach Sparkle, aka Ashley Kendricks, an instructional coach for Pleasant Hill Elementary in the North Montgomery Schools. We welcome Coach Sparkle and look forward to her thoughts on various educational instructional and classroom ideas.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #32 — Coach Sparkle & Her Bright Ideas for Classroom Culture

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Aug 7, 2018 8:02:00 AM

This week on Indiana EdCast, I am joined once again by Ashley Kendricks for another installment of Coach Sparkle & Her Bright Ideas! Ashley is an instructional coach for Pleasant Hill Elementary in the North Montgomery Schools. Today we address an area that is one of the hardest to establish, especially for our teachers that are less experienced—classroom management and establishing a positive classroom culture.

Ashley, this is very timely with school just starting. What do I need to do/know to make this my best year of teaching and having a positive effect on all students?

To our listeners, if you have topics that you would like addressed please email me at tmellish@retiredteachers.org.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #31 — Introducing Coach Sparkle & Her Bright Ideas

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Aug 1, 2018 8:34:00 AM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, I am Tom Mellish, ED for IRTA, The Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators. 

We are joined today by Ashley Kendricks, an instructional coach for Pleasant Hill Elementary in the North Montgomery Schools. We welcome Ashley (aka Coach Sparkle) and look forward to her thoughts on various educational, instructional, and classroom ideas. Look for more episodes in our new series—Coach Sparkle and Her Bright Ideas!

Today we will focus on getting the first year educator ready to start with must-have supplies for their first school year.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

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