California Educator

February 2015

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9 Welcome to the CSU Northridge neuroscience lab, where a person's brain can teach itself to perform better, with the help of feedback in the form of video game images. Train your brain contents F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 5 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 6 Should schools allow junk food? PA G E 2 4 How do you teach about César Chávez? PA G E 1 6 THE SPY IN THE CLASSROOM And other teachers who changed careers PA G E 1 8 IGNITING PASSION FOR FIREFIGHTING Students learn to make life-and-death decisions PA G E 2 6 TRAIN YOUR BRAIN Video game provides neurofeedback PA G E 9 Does Title IX give them an equal shot? PA G E 3 6 STEP UP TO THE PLATE Girls REMEMBERING SELMA PA G E 2 5 Softball coach Staci Mosher has seen improvements in girls' sports since Title IX was enacted. 3 Feedback 4 Ask Dean 7 CTA Online 8 Editor's Note 62 Calendar 64 Extra Credit F E A T U R E S Teachers from other careers, like former Super Bowl player Brent McClanahan, bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Second-career teachers Ivanna Podgorscak was allowed to join a boys' wrestling team, thanks to the 1972 law. Has it leveled the playing field for girls? Title IX 18 36 F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 5 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 6 1 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 6

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