California Educator

October 2015

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online Video Social Buzz SERIOUSLY, WHAT HAVE AMERICAN UNIONS EVER DONE FOR US? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Watch this entertaining video from MoveOn to find out. #unionswork4u YOU KNOW YOU'RE A TEACHER WHEN... We posted this gem the second week of September. As of press time it had a record 7,100 shares. Among the many comments: CARMEN JULIA SOLIS Great and real. All of them apply to me. I'm proud of being a teacher. I would add: When you are asleep and you hear your students' voices inside your mind. MELISSA MINCHER DEIS Planning period, hahahahaha! KIMBERLY LONG SHEARER And a valium lick! KATHY VISIN Since I've retired, I get to use the bathroom when I choose. But I've been doing some subbing and realize that I'm not trained like I used to be! SARA ILSLEY COOPER Staples was my "happy place"! Now I just walk up and down the rows aimlessly admiring what I no longer need (but still want… just because). VIRGINIA ESCOBAR Try 32 voices! DORENDA PHILLIPS So very true. As a PE teacher, I can hear 50 voices behind me, and know who is out of line. Love this list! Can I get it laminated? CHRISTINE LAWRENCE MOOERS I personally see nothing wrong with having a margarita machine in the staff room. KEN KELLY I fully understand the full moon bit. FLAVIA BURGOS Amazing, the life of a teacher. Excellent while it lasted. For those of us who can, it is time to enjoy not having to keep repeating some of those habits. When I go to the bookstore, I always find a book for my grandkids. Not giving up on education. Never. We need to continue contributing. Amen. MARY TOLMIE Working with young children is like rounding up kittens or herding bees all day. Rewarding but exhausting! BEVERLY BOOTHE Once a teacher, always a teacher! OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Breast cancer rates tend to be higher in California teachers, but we are making great strides in finding a cure. Stay informed. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MEMBERS AND DEPENDENTS CTA offers a variety of scholarships to members and their dependents. Applications for many of them will be available mid-October. IFT SUPPORTS YOUR INNOVATIVE IDEAS CTA's Institute for Teaching has announced the 2015-16 recipients of grants for 39 projects that help create a culture of success. UNIQUE STATEWIDE AFFILIATES Learn about CTA's higher education affiliates — the California Faculty Association (CFA), which serves CSU faculty, and the Community College Association (CCA). MEMBER ENGAGEMENT CENTER: NEW LOOK, NEW IDEAS CTA's redesigned Member Engagement Center is chock-full of back-to-school and ongoing classroom tips and resources for both the newbie and the seasoned educator. CTA Online What's new at 10

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