In-Service of Self: This Year Let’s Be Self-Care Warriors

By JaVaughn Hardaway (she/her/hers) It’s 4:30 a.m. and it’s still dark outside. The rest of the world hasn’t even dreamt of waking up yet. It’s the …

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Introducing: the New Teacher Program

By Rico Francis Creating space for connection, fellowship, and belonging for Indy educators. Nearly 600 teachers have begun their teaching careers across C …

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Being a ‘Veteran’ Teacher

By Shannon Brown As I approach my 10th year in education, I have started to reflect on the lack of teachers, especially in the schools where I’ve taught, …

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Physical Education is as Important as Ever in a Child’s Education

By Sammy Jacobs “Gym class” has a certain connotation in the education world. Some view it as an elective or “special” subject area, like an organi …

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The Villainous Educator

By David Pappas Teachers are heroes. Until we are villains.  Schooling comes under fire in every modern generation for being irrelevant to the times: …

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Teaching Outside the Closet

By Jeff Mayo Stage lights illuminated us. I began waving my baton to cue the piano and then my students, who began singing “For Good” from Wicked. As t …

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What’s in a Name? Everything.

By David Pappas A basic application of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to education suggests that a student who feels threatened will not learn, just like a …

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Meet the 2021 Teach Indy Educator Award Winners

Teach Indy received over 60 applications and 90 nominations from schools across center township.  On Sunday, April 11, Teach Indy celebrated the final …

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On Being a White Woman in a Diverse Classroom

By Allison Burgeson I grew up in a small rural community in northeast Indiana with next to no diversity in any of the schools. Now, I’m a white teacher i …

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Self-Care Tips From A Former Self-Care Critic

By Rachel Chambers When I was in graduate school to become a school counselor, I was constantly lectured about self-care. While I always thought it was a n …

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What to expect when the unexpected is the norm: 3 lessons learned during COVID-19

By Lydia R. Glover A phrase that my mom uses a lot is “we are in a WHOLE pandemic” — and that is the perfect way to describe my last 12 months. I …

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Join Teach Indy and our community partners for our inaugural Teach Indy Educator Conference

Registration is now open for inaugural Teach Indy Educators Conference Registration is now open for the 2021 Teach Indy Educators Conference, presented by …

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What these award-winning Indianapolis educators want you to know about teaching

By Shaina CavazosAssistant Director – Communications & OperationsOffice of Education Innovation The educators were recognized this past summ …

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2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Indianapolis Host Committee Celebrates One Year From Championship Game, Launches Classroom Makeover Initiative.

Media Contact : Morgan Snyder, Visit Indy 317.797.5512 INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 12, 2021) – Members of the College Football Playoff (CFP) and the Miami …

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15,250 eLearning kits to be assembled and distributed to Indianapolis teachers and students.

Teach Indy, Teachers’ Treasures, and The Mind Trust, in partnership with the 2022 College Football Playoff- Indy Host Committee, are asking for volunteer …

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