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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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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

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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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

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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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Indiana EdCast Ep. #43 — Coffman Brothers Tax and Estate Planning

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Nov 20, 2018 9:22:54 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 Tax and Estate Planning.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

8 Ways to Reward Yourself With Your Own Money

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Nov 15, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Let's face it. You deserve every nickel earned in your career.

Besides the time spent in the classroom, you also have worked countless hours writing lesson plans, grading papers and working with parents - even on your nights and weekends.

So, why not reward yourself by saving your well-deserved pension or salary whenever and wherever possible?

Here are eight ways to help your cash flow, especially in retirement or as you prepare for it.

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Indiana EdCast Ep. #42 — Coffman Brothers Retirement Savings and Income Planning

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Nov 14, 2018 12:30:00 PM

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 Retirement Savings and Income Planning.

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Topics: Indiana EdCAST, Educator Resources

Squirrel Away Savings When the Leaves Start to Turn

Posted by Indiana Retired Teachers Association on Nov 6, 2018 1:53:21 PM

When leaves begin turning colors and the air turns cool most of us begin to think of cider, pumpkins, family gatherings and upcoming holidays.

For the financially savvy, fall signals the time of year to make sure we have taken advantage of every opportunity to save for the long winter of retirement and accumulate some tax breaks to use when the spring thaw arrives in April.

These are five opportunities to take advantage of before December 31 or risk waiting till next year.

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Topics: finance

How to Protect Your Home While You're Away

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Nov 6, 2018 7:04:00 AM

Many of you will be heading out for the holidays or going south or west as a snowbird during the cold weather months.

You should take a little precaution to protect your home during your absence. Here are a few tips to help deter burglars and make your home look occupied:

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Topics: Safety

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