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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: Teaching, Educator Resources

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: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

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: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

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: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

Indiana EdCast Ep. #41 — Coach Sparkle on Classroom Looping

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Oct 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, with Tom Mellish, Executive Director for IRTA, the Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators.  We are joined once again by Coach Sparkle, aka Ashley Kendricks, an instructional coach for Pleasant Hill Elementary in the North Montgomery Schools.

Today our focus is classroom looping in the upper elementary.

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Topics: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

Indiana EdCast Ep. #40 — Linda Begley & Reverse Mortgages

Posted by Tom Mellish, Executive Director, IRTA on Oct 16, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Linda Begley, a retired Indiana teacher and counselor and a retired Florida counselor, is here to answer some of our questions about a reverse mortgage. We hope you'll listen to this episode! Ms. Begley presents valuable information here for our listeners, and for your family and friends.

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Topics: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

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: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

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: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

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: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

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: Educator Resources, Indiana EdCAST

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