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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: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

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: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

Why Advocacy Is Essential for Your Cause

Posted by Indiana Retired Teachers Association on Jul 17, 2018 5:52:53 AM

The mission of nonprofits is to serve. Whether its changing public policy, supporting medical research or helping people in need, nonprofits play a critical role in advancing our society.

More than 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations operate in the United States, providing more than $390 billion in support of great causes.

Beyond the dollars, though, another crucial component of a successful nonprofit is advocacy. Telling the story, educating the public and changing minds are necessary to advance their goals.

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Topics: Volunteer

How to Be Happy in Retirement

Posted by Indiana Retired Teachers Association on May 19, 2018 10:45:20 AM

Retirement is an exciting time – a great anticipation of well-earned “me time”. You have spent decades working for others and serving your profession.

You deserve this chance to focus on what really makes you happy the rest of your life.

However, retirement can be a greater challenge than expected - especially mentally.

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Topics: Post Retirement

Indiana EdCast Episode #30

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on May 9, 2018 2:52:44 PM

Tom Mellish is joined by Austin Krutzsch, Jacob Martin, and Curtis Reeser from the West Point Financial Group. This is the third part in a continuing series to answer many questions about planning for retirement at various life stages.

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Topics: finance, Indiana EdCAST

Indiana EdCast Episode #29

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on May 2, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 

Tom Mellish is joined by Austin Krutzsch, Jacob Martin, and Curtis Reeser from the West Point Financial Group. This is the second part in a continuing series to answer many questions about planning for retirement at various life stages.

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Topics: finance, Indiana EdCAST

Indiana EdCast Episode #28

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Apr 27, 2018 11:00:00 AM
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Topics: finance, Indiana EdCAST

5 Tips for Good Health in Retirement

Posted by Indiana Retired Teachers Association on Apr 11, 2018 4:34:42 PM

Retirement sounds great. It’s your goal after a long career.

Sleeping in a little later. Relaxing on a golf course. Spending time with your family without a phone call from work. It all should be good.

The quality of your retirement, though, often depends on your health.

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Topics: Health

Ways to Save During Your Vacation

Posted by Indiana Retired Teachers Association on Apr 1, 2018 8:58:00 AM

If you are among the 72 percent of Americans who travel for leisure, you know that vacations can be expensive.

American Express says the average weeklong trip can cost around $970 per person for hotels, meals, transportation, entertainment and other expenses.

Even though you set a budget before setting off for another city, state or country, you sometimes spend more than you planned. Invariably, you can blow past your vacation means by buying items on impulse or pushing your credit cards to their limit.

So, what can you do to stick to your budget and still enjoy time with your family and friends? Here are some tips:

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Topics: Travel

Indiana EdCast Episode #27

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Mar 21, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Tom Mellish is joined by Steve Beebe and they discuss House Bill 373, an important bill that we've been following closely. Get the latest news here! 

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Topics: Health, Indiana EdCAST

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