Disrupt the School to Prison Pipeline by changing your perspective

Recently, Edweek published an article about how difficult it can be for teachers to manage classrooms. In the article, the author talks about how teachers attribute student misbehavior to troubled families, inconsistent administration, and poverty to...
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3 FAIL PROOF Strategies for managing student behavior

Join Dr. Kia for your weekly dose of classroom inspiration. This week she shares strategies for classroom management no matter the place or space. PROMISE it’s your favorite weekly PD.
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The Fired Up Teachers Podcast

Happy Hour: 5 FAIL PROOF Ways to Start the School Year

Join Dr. Kia for Happy Hour as she shares her experiences and 5 ways that all teachers can connect meaningfully with kids in the classroom this year.  
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The Literacy Diet in Early Childhood with Kelli Cronk

Join Dr. Kia and her friend Kelli Cronk at the lunch table! Kelli and Kia talk about what the Literacy Diet looks like in the Early Childhood classroom in this episode.Learn more about fluency and word...
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7 Brothers and Finnish Education Reform

I told you the last time we had book club that I had to know more about the 7 Brothers story mentioned in The Smartest Kids in the World. Anytime a single story can unite a...
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Why the PISA Exam is the ONE test all kids should take

Hey Firestarters! Last week during book club we talked about the PISA Test. In her book The Smartest Kids in the World, Amanda Ripley made a pretty strong argument about how what we view as “premiere education”...
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3 reasons why I STAN for Edmodo

  Listen y’all, it has been a LONG couple of days. You know that I capital letter LOVE connecting with teachers and I have been doing just that nonstop it seems! I recently had an opportunity...
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Intentional Service

Here is the deal #FireStarters, we are all built to serve. We serve each day with kids in our classrooms and often in our communities as mentors, coaches, and even tutors. As we think about how...
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Why #RedforEd is a clarion call for change in education

Follow me on IG @thefiredup_teacher on Twitter @firedup_teacher I have watched this movement and in doing so wondered how to frame this post. For those of you who do not know, teachers in Los Angeles are...
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Book Club Week 1!!

Join Dr. Kia at the lunch table for this first installment of Wednesday Book Club! Be sure to go to and look under the Resources tab so that you can keep up with the #FireStarter...
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2019 Goals for Every Teacher

This year has brought quite a few twists and turns! Many of us began the year in once place and have thankfully grown to inhabit the space that we inhabit now.  Now that the year has...
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Mindset and Bias a Carol Dweck Reflection

You know Fire Starters, I was recently reading Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck. In it, she talks quite a bit about the importance of growth mindset and how we have to believe in our capabilities in...
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