California Educator

August 2016

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 V O L U M E 2 1 I S S U E 1 CTA ECONOMIC BENEFITS TRUST ANNUAL REPORT PAGE 55 Like, how to speak from your diaphragm and not lose your voice! Classroom management Reflective teaching Work-life balance Communicating with parents Member benefits Best totes for teachers and much more... contents In the Know 8 Calendar 10 News & Notes 12 Quotes & Numbers 13 Best Totes 14 Work-Life Balance 16 Digital Buzz 17 Tech Tips Perspectives 18 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Rob Pennington 21 YOUR VOICE: Laurie Jones Advocacy 34 CAMPAIGN: State ballot propositions 35 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: State Budget 35 SETTLEMENT: K12 virtual charter schools 36 RULING: Historic PERB decision 36 LEGAL: Updates on Friedrichs, Vergara 37 BARGAINING: Statewide roundup 38 ESSA: How well do you know it? Teaching & Learning 40 INTERACTIVE: Powerful personal stories 42 LCAP: School's novel use of funds 43 SCIENCE: High school fish hatchery 44 ADVICE: Start the year off right CTA & You 46 MEMBER ENGAGEMENT: Student educator outreach 48 MEMBER BENEFITS: Programs, services for you 50 MEDIA: CTA's John Swett Awards 52 STATE COUNCIL: Actions at the June meeting 53 HONORS: Institute for Teaching, members make news 54 CONTEST: Educators Are Everywhere winners! 55 REPORT: CTA Member Welfare Benefit Plan 56 WORDS OF WISDOM: Educators get the last word SETUP FOR SUCCESS How to take back-to-school from boring to brilliant. PA G E 2 2 THE REFLECTIVE TEACHER Take stock of your teaching style to be a better teacher. PA G E 2 4 MANAGE THIS The best and latest thinking on classroom management. PA G E 2 8 Insights from classroom management guru Rick Morris. PA G E 3 2 3 Feedback 5 President's Message 7 Editor's Note B A C K - T O - S C H O O L I S S U E 101 TIPS! Track our tips, numbered throughout the issue in the yellow sunbursts, starting on page 10. 101 24 42 C O V E R : Student educator Ellie Blanchard uses her "teacher voice." T H I S PA G E : Top left, students perform in Modesto; top right, educator Michael Whitaker. 2 F E A T U R E S D E P A R T M E N T S

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