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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 www.thefiredupteacher.com 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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The Fired Up Teachers Podcast

Episode.14 10 Ways to STAY LIT before winter break!!

Join Dr. Kia as she counts down the top 10 ways to keep your fire burning in class this week! The week before break can be the MOST stressful of the year, these 10 tips will...
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Episode.12 How to Help a Struggling Reader

This episode join Dr. Kia at the lunch table as she discusses five ways to help struggling readers! PROMISE it’s your FAVORITE weekly PD!
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Episode.11 How to Identify a Struggling Reader

Join Dr. Kia for lunch table talk! This week she invites her friend Kelli a Speech Language Pathologist and Reading Professor. The two share 5 ways ANY teacher can tell if a child needs reading intervention...
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Personalized Learning is the NEXT big thing in education

As the semester winds down, I have found myself in the middle of some very interesting teacher conversations! While many of you reach out to me about the podcast or just to share the victories and frustrations...
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SELF CARE is a circle!

“Do teachers have to love all of their students? No, but they have to care about every single student.” – Dr. Carol Dweck I believe that every teacher has to care about every student. I don’t...
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Innovation Series: #EdCampKC brought the HEAT with @EdCampUSA !!!

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I went to #edcampKC at St. Teresa’s Academy this past weekend. For those of you unfamiliar, EdCamps are teacher driven professional development experiences that typically occur on...
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3 ways to PUMP UP Parent Engagement

“For my kids, I want to be connected to their teacher. I want to be connected to their learning. I want to be connected to their school…I want to know what I can do at night...
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