Stress and the New Teacher

By Leah Jones Summit Elementary School, Jerome Jerome Education Association If you are in your first years of teaching, you are experiencing a new kind of stress; teacher stress.   Lesson planning, grading papers, large classroom sizes, IEP’s and 504’s to follow, disruptive behaviors, staff meetings, helicopter parents, the list goes on and on for me.…

Back to School Tips

IEA Members Share Their Advice Returning to the classroom after summer break can cause anxiety for even veteran educators, but it can be especially daunting for early career educators. So many students, parents and colleagues to get to know. So many policies and procedures to learn. Where is the restroom? What is the bell schedule?…

Kari Overall Elected IEA President

Following statewide voting from Association members, Boise teacher Kari Overall has been elected President of the Idaho Education Association. Her three-year term will officially begin August 1, 2017. Overall teaches United States history at South Junior High School in Boise, and has a substantial track record of leadership in the IEA. She succeeds Penni Cyr,…

ESP Corner Spring 2017

IEA Summer Institute & ESPs – What’s In It For Me? (Or – Come On Baby, Light My Fire!) Education Support Professionals are an integral and vital part of our schools. The contributions they make to our students are immeasurable but oftentimes overlooked. Unfortunately, there is frequently an inequity in professional development opportunities offered by…

Picture Perfect

Member Spotlight: Coeur d’Alene’s Bruce Twitchell “When I was seven or eight years old I asked Santa for a camera, and under my Christmas tree that year was a bright yellow 110 camera, along with a note from Santa.” So began a lifelong connection with photography for IEA member Bruce Twitchell, who is now in…