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This community provides the professional development support needed for teachers to maintain passion and purpose in the classroom.

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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...

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...

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...


Pearson Turns the Page on College Textbooks as Digital Courseware Demand Grows: great value and outcomes for students and a growing future for ⁦@pearson⁩ https://t.co/rHxLTSap6G

Finnish scientists are making clothes out of wood. #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #innovation #highered #edtech #education

A3: Spent time w a few friends who need encouragement and to hear a voice, set up a @thinkkindness assembly for next school year, worked at VBS w some great kids, promoted upcoming Mexico mission trip at church through @AmorMinistries and soon, working at a kid's camp! #tlap https://t.co/7l6D3vmGvV

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The Fired Up Teacher

Dr. Kia is a dynamic education advocate podcaster, speaker, and author. She spent more than a decade in the classroom teaching English to and building relationships with children and adults in high needs communities. That experience built her passion for teachers and the impact teacher preparation has on the success or failure of kids in classrooms. Now, she travels the country learning more about evolving teacher practice, highlighting innovative education solutions, and sharing her learning along the way.

Dr. Kia Turner

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