Are you feeling stress from losing teaching time to discipline?

Started by Julie Rankin. Last reply by Nancy Bray Mar 16, 2013. 1 Reply

Come to my session on Saturday at 10:30am called "Can You Teach Me Now?" to hear how you can increase your time to teach and decrease your low level discipline problems by 80-90%. Research based and proven in schools across our nation!Continue

Elementary Teachers! Come have some FUN!

Started by Donna Whyte Mar 11, 2013. 0 Replies

I can't wait to see all my IL teacher friends and also to make some new ones!  I will be presenting Games Galore for the Common Core, 50 Teaching Tips to Save Your Sanity! on TH morning & Don't Wait to Differentiate the 5 Components of Literacy on FRI afternoon.  I will also be in Booth #224 - please come by to chat and to pick up a "Smartie". 2 more days!Continue

Who/what are you most looking forward to seeing at the IRC conference this year?

Started by Tracy Tarasiuk. Last reply by John Delich Mar 10, 2013. 7 Replies

The beautiful weather!  And Gary Paulsen.Continue

Motivating boys who don't like to read!

Started by Becky Johnson Mar 13, 2012. 0 Replies

I've got tried and true methods to increase love of reading in your classroom.  Come to my presentation Thursday at 3:00 (Don't Bug Me!  I'm Reading!) for great books talks and an approachable method for introducing a middle school reading workshop format into your classroom.    You'll leave with concrete ideas and some major motivation to try the method this spring!Continue

Literacy Strategies in Today's Classrooms

Started by Camille Lutz Mar 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Do you teach middle school or high school and have a favorite pre, during, or post reading strategy?  Click here and share with other educators.Continue

Tags: literacy, edtech

Need teachers to take my survey, please!

Started by Cindy Wilson Dec 22, 2011. 0 Replies

This will take under five minutes, seriously.  It's just about what makes you feel successful as a teacher.  Please share with teachers from other states, too.  This survey is just for elementary teachers, but next year I'll be surveying middle and high school teachers along the same lines.  Thanks!Cindy



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  • Interested in Presenting? IRC is accepting Program Proposals for those interested in presenting a session at the October 2014 IRC Conference. Proposals must be submittedONLINE or by MAIL no later than April 15th. Please take a moment to review the criteria for selection and general information about the IRC Conference. Please remember that all correspondence and notifications will be sent by EMAIL by June 1st and all presenters are required to register for the conference by August 1, 2014.

  • Registration and Housing?  Registration and Housing information will be available in the October 2014 Preliminary Program by May 1st!  Call the IRC Office at 888-454-1341 or email to be placed on the mailing list today! 

  • Order an IRC Shirt? Preorder your shirt by August 1, 2014!  IRC Shirts can be placedonline or by mail/fax. Only preorders will be available for pick-up at the IRC Conference near the Registration Area in the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois. Shirts will not be available for purchase at the conference.


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