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Love Your Kids. And Then Love Them Some More.

By Layla Abdelhak I’ve been told since childhood that if you choose to do what you love, then you’ll never have to work a day in your life. There is tr …

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Teach Indy launches as an independent nonprofit organization 

Teach Indy is excited to announce our transition to an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization. As a nonprofit, Teach Indy will continue recruiting, devel …

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Impact Essay – Annette Murdock Wooldridge

We’re featuring Teach Plus Impact Essays from educators across Indianapolis, highlighting their Innovation Change projects. The work is ongoing and their …

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Meet the 2022 Teach Indy Educator Award Winners

Teach Indy received over 50 applications and 90 nominations from schools across center township. On Saturday, April 30, Teach Indy hosted the second Teach …

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Impact Essay – De Meita Vincent

We’re featuring Teach Plus Impact Essays from educators across Indianapolis, highlighting their Innovation Change projects. The work is ongoing and their …

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Teach Indy Teachers Reflect on a Weekend of Celebrating Educators

We had such an amazing weekend in Indianapolis celebrating teachers on college football’s biggest stage: the College Football National Championship Game! …

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Impact Essay – Melissa McMickle

We’re featuring Teach Plus Impact Essays from educators across Indianapolis, highlighting their Innovation Change projects. The work is ongoing and their …

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5 Questions Teachers Should Ask in an Interview

By Allison Burgeson At the beginning of the school year, many teachers spend time teaching students to select just-right books to read during independent r …

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INDIANAPOLIS SCHOOL GETS MEDIA CENTER MAKEOVER ON HEELS OF 2022 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPION

Morgan Snydermsnyder@visitindy.com317.797.5512 Earl Martin Phalen started his network of public schools to provide every student, regardless of family inco …

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18 INDIANA TEACHERS OF THE YEAR RECEIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND EXPERIENCE DURING CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND

Morgan Snydermsnyder@visitindy.com317.797.5512 Indianapolis Host Committee and College Football Playoff Foundation to celebrate teachers from across the co …

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College Football Championship Week in Indianapolis

Hello Teach Indy! We hope you had a wonderful winter break! We missed you. We have been waiting a whole year for this week to arrive… it’s fina …

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THE 2022 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF INDIANAPOLIS HOST COMMITTEE UNVEILED PLAYOFF POSTER SHOW, 22 FOR 22, AT THE INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Nick Swift – nswick@visitindy.com 317.417.4195 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS, IN – (December 14, 2021) – As part of the lead up to the 2 …

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Creating a Classroom Environment That Promotes Positive Behavior

By Lisa Wills Positive, productive learning environments are essential to students’ academic success. Unfortunately, positive learning environments don …

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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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Rebecca Norman: ‘I learn new things about kids every single day’

Rebecca is a fourth-grade teacher in her third year at Paramount School of Excellence – Cottage Home. As told to Shaina Cavazos In my first year, it real …

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Bonnie McNeely: ‘I always want to be part of making our school the very best it can be’

Bonnie is a math teacher and among the founding group of educators at Riverside High School, which opened in 2017. As told to Shaina Cavazos My dad was a s …

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Ashley Sciacca: ‘We all need to work together to make our schools more equitable spaces’

Ashley is an English teacher and Literacy Specialist at Victory College Preparatory Academy. As told to Shaina Cavazos Going into college, I came in with t …

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Morgan Arthur: ‘As long as we’re all working together, we can do incredible things’

Morgan is a school counselor at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School. Previously, she was an English and senior capstone teacher. As told to Shaina Cavazo …

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Rahul Jyoti: ‘The best time to make a change is now’

Rahul is an eighth-grade math teacher at Victory College Preparatory Academy, where he has also served as Director of College Transitions and interim princ …

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Teach Indy Brings Together Indianapolis Community for a Celebration of Educators.

The entire city joined Teach Indy in celebrating Indianapolis educators on Sept 14th.  Thank you to the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation for …

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College Football Playoff Foundation awards $200,000 to Teach Indy for teacher recruitment and retention initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS – (September 14, 2020) – The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation and 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Hos …

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Jeff Mayo: ‘This is me giving you permission to explore your students’ dreams’

Jeff is a fifth-year music teacher at Matchbook Learning at Wendell Phillips School 63, where he also helps lead elementary social-emotional learning. As t …

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Ronak Shah: ‘Every year I try to take something that’s not empowering students and replace it with something that is’

Ronak is a middle school science teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep Middle. As told to Shaina Cavazos I teach science, which I’m really fortunate to do. I …

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Lauren Perkins: ‘I’m so inspired by my students’ tenacity and their stories’

Lauren works with English learners and kindergarten through fourth-graders on reading intervention at Enlace Academy. She’s been an educator for six year …

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Angela Coffin: ‘There’s just something magical about the relationships you build with kids’

Angela teaches seventh- and eighth-grade English Language Arts at Vision Academy at Riverside. She has been an educator for more than 10 years. As told to …

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Six ways educators can use and shape the Indiana eLearning Lab

This week a new, powerful tool for Indiana educators was launched – the Indiana eLearning Lab. The Lab is a hub for lesson plans, resources, and comm …

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Jennifer Newman: ‘The sky’s the limit for our kids’

Jennifer is a second-grade teacher at Tindley Genesis Academy and has been an educator for more than 30 years. As told to Shaina Cavazos I grew up in the c …

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Orleta Holmes: ‘I cannot afford to lose lives’

Orleta is a fifth-grade social studies teacher at Ignite Achievement Academy at Elder W. Diggs School 42. As told to Shaina Cavazos I’ve been a teacher f …

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Meet the 11 Outstanding Educators recognized as Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation Teacher of the Year Finalists

OEI received dozens of nominations and applications from across the city For months we’ve been combing through heartfelt nominations and impressive appli …

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Teach Indy Launches New Blog

Teach Indy is launching a blog! As a partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools, The Mind Trust, and the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation, we …

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