California Educator

December 2012

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TOP TWEET @CATeachersGR The CA Teachers Association believes healthy children learn better. ONLINE WHAT���S NEW AT CTA.ORG MOST POPULAR FACEBOOK POST HOLIDAY HOSTING TIPS Hosting the family this season? The NEA Health Information Network offers tips on helping children and adults stay healthy and not too stressed through the holidays. November 18 680 likes 44 comments 432 shares MORE TOP TWEETS @teachergoldberg I know I am underpaid when getting back furlough days feels like a pay raise. @mochamomma Congress needs to take a balanced approach that makes sure richest 2% and corporations play by the same rules. #kidsnotcuts FAVORITE COMMENTS SO MANY HOLIDAYS! MEMBERS WIN NEA GRANTS Are you aware of how many holidays there are throughout the year? CTA has resources to help you celebrate them! Check them out! Oakland EA���s Dave Orphal is traveling to Finland thanks to an NEA Foundation grant. Grants were given to Modesto and San Francisco members, too. Stephen Salgaller | Nov 27 Instead of pauperizing, standardizing, digitizing and privatizing education, we know what works to increase opportunities for children. Just witness the sort of education Obama���s own daughters receive: small classes with plenty of personal attention from experienced teachers, a well-rounded education with art, science and music, and little or no standardized testing. Accomplished California Teachers | Nov 21 Teachers and administrators, take data down off the altar and stop genuflecting. The data is supposed to serve us, not vice versa, and when it doesn���t serve us well, reject it. Jennifer Marie Fuller | Dec 13 I will try to do an art project for the holidays [with my students] but like the others say ���we���re not allowed to do art unless it���s a writing/ academic activity��� because my school is in ���program improvement.��� VIRAL VIDEO What is the single best thing we can do for our health? Toronto physician Mike Evans provides the answer on his YouTube channel. (Spoiler warning: It���s exercise.) December 2012 ��� January 2013 5

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