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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

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: Indiana EdCAST, finance

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