California Educator

April / May 2018

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I T M I G H T B E your ability to spark students' imaginations in a single lesson, command rapt attention from fidgety children, or decipher the code to learning in the teen brain. It could be the way you make sure kids arrive safely, stay healthy, or get along on the playground. Some educators are idealists and dreamers, Makers and mentors. Oth- ers are nurturers, advocates, explorers. Your skills — your superpowers — and the knowledge you impart make a profound impact on our young people. And although one adult can be influential for a student, we know it takes all of us — education support professionals, K-12 teachers, col- lege faculty and parents — to provide the public education our students deserve. You are indeed " The League of Extraordinary Educators." Celebrate the 2018 California Day of the Teacher on May 9 and CTA ESP Day on May 22 with the special poster on the next page. Go to to share your superpower, or give props to a col- league's superpower. And thank you for all you do! #DayoftheTeacher What's Your Superpower? "The League of Extraordinary Educators" celebrates teachers and ESPs All educators possess superpowers. It's a fact: See poster on page 72. Go to to see your colleagues' superpowers — and to share yours!

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