California Educator

April / May 2018

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How 'small steps' lead to empowerment — and results W A N T T O I M P R O V E your work- place? Make your voice heard? Sharpen your skill set? Make the world a better place? You don't have to go it alone — or all at once. With CTA's help, even small actions can have a huge impact. It starts a step at a time. Getting involved in CTA is a way to create positive change and advocate for things you believe in. That's because strength in numbers allows people to accomplish more than they could individually. Bonding with colleagues and feeling a sense of empower- ment from making a difference are icing on the cake. We asked CTA members to share ways that taking "small steps" within their union improved their professional and personal lives. Here is what they have to say. " A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step." — Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin Photos by Scott Buschman 66 CTA & You In Step With the Union

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