California Educator

June/July 2019

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MAGAZINE DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER BENEFITS SEE SPOT IN CLASS Students and educators benefit from dogs' calming, healing influence. PAGE 34 BEST PRACTICES — AND YOU Six pros share the teaching strategies they use to con- nect with students. PAGE 30 TEEN COURT RULES! Inside a Redondo Beach high school's restorative justice program. PAGE 46 A FRIEND IN NEED What kind of person donates a kidney to a colleague? A teacher, of course. PAGE 55 MONSTERS IN MANTECA Cool stuff happens in Scott Myers' classes on video game design, 3-D modeling and other tech skills. PAGE 16 BURSTING WITH PRIDE Pride Month resources for you and your students. PAGE 13 outloud ALL ABOUT CTA'S SOCIAL Want to connect to CTA's many chapters and pro- grams on social media? Go here: SOCIAL JUSTICE RADIO HOUR San Joaquin Delta College Teachers Association mem- bers take to the airwaves. CTA'S NEW AD SPOTS The latest TV and radio ads underscore educators' advocacy for students. PAGE 59 CaliforniaTeachers SAVE ON THEME PARKS From Disneyland to Lego- land, grab great discounts. access FINANCIAL WELLNESS Assess your fiscal health. Find information, tools, members-only offers and more. LEGAL SERVICES Members are eligible for CTA's Group Legal Services Program, which provides employment-related advice, representation, etc. GET FIT FOR LESS Special prices on fitness centers and classes at Access to Savings. access W H A T ' S H A P P E N I N G N O W #WeAreCTA OUR VOICE, OUR UNION, OUR PROFESSION ABOVE: Hundreds of educators fill the State Capitol Rotunda on CTA's May 22 Day of Action, urging lawmakers to vote in support of public education. Story on page 38. ESP TRAINING, SUPPORT NEA's ESP Quality department offers a variety of professional development webinars. BOARD CERTIFICATION Register for CTA's Jump Start in July, a free NBCT precandidacy program. CTAJumpStart VIDEO CLIPS CAN HELP Amplify curriculum with video. A clip from the docu- mentary 13th, for example, can deepen learning about racial inequality. J U N E / J U L Y 2 019 V O L U M E 2 3 I S S U E 6 1 June / July 2019

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