California Educator

February 2015

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What's new at CTA Online Most popular post Viral video Favorite comments More top tweets Linda Ortega | J A N 6 Glad to see CTA is well represented and working with our governor to support our California students. Jack H. Meyer | J A N 9 That is awesome! The supplemental is an important commitment to existing retirees, a stimulus to the state economy, and the right thing to do. Thank you for your advocacy! And thank goodness that we have such a competent governor. Jenya Cassidy | J A N 8 Go teachers! Tell us how parents can be supportive. Frank Leli | J A N 1 2 Americans seem to have forgotten the contributions labor has bestowed on our country. It is time they remembered. It is time that they honored. It is time that they emulated labor's goals. Laura Schulkind | J A N 1 2 Technology is a tool, not a teacher. Learning is the result of social interaction, and you can't have a conversation where you build understanding with a computer, Hal. @ctaNBCT Educators-Is Work-Life Balance Part of Your New Year's Resolutions? @mrswroom24 Found some #eduawesomeness when I opened my CTA magazine! @LS_Karl @CohenD @adamsteaching Research shows that parental involvement in schools improves student achievement. @ProfessorJVH Can we evaluate teachers without using high-stakes testing? @JasonElsom Be a voice, not an echo. #CTATopTweet Use this hashtag in your tweets and we'll select our favorites for each issue of the California Educator. Human stories of CTA Check out these inspiring and intriguing life stories from educators around the state. 1 2 Engaging, collaborating and sharing Did you know CTA has a section on its website where you can get a variety of resources to help navigate your day? Check out the Member Engagement Center! 3 Supporting colleagues in Hemet See how Hemet teachers engaged their community (by donating food) in their quest for a fair settlement. 4 What's that, you ask? How do I become a teacher in California? How are policy decisions made at CTA? Get answers to these questions and more by visiting the Frequently Asked Questions page! February is Black History Month Every February, and all year round, we honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans during Black History Month. 5 J A N 1 2 511 likes 177 shares Debt and Society: This video by UC Berkeley researchers explains that about 10 percent of all money spent on U.S. higher education goes to Wall Street to repay debt. 7 V O L U M E 1 9 I S S U E 6

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