California Educator

December 2013

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CTA Online #CTATopTweet Use this hashtag in your tweets and we'll select our favorites for each issue of the California Educator. Viral video @phefner California deserves praise not punishment for commonsense school reforms. What's new at 1 'Tis the season With DonorsChoose, you can not only give this holiday season, you can ask for donations for school supplies and projects. Take a look at CTA's homepage for a link. 2 Help Victims Become Survivors. This silent, one-minute video powerfully shows the important role educators play in the lives of abused students. Most popular post Favorite comments John Shaban | November 22 I support classified employees, who are the unseen backbone of schools' infrastructure. As we navigate LCFF, let's not forget who keeps the classroom clean, warm, and well lit. Cassandra Barron | November 18 Reward the behavior you do want to see, punish the behavior you do not wish to see (in that order). No learning can occur in a classroom that is not well managed. November 22 598 likes 168 shares John T. Green | November 20 There ought to be a state law mandating elementary counselors in every school so that every child receives the support they deserve! 'Tis the season (part 2) CTA's homepage also shares a link to GiveForward, a fundraising website that helps you raise money to pay medical expenses for adults and children. 3 Discounts for educators Until Dec. 31, educators can get 20 percent discounts on school supplies through NEA Member Benefits and SmileMakers. Get details on CTA's webpage; use the promo code NEAMB. 4 School improvement At-risk students at over 400 schools have excelled under the CTA-backed Quality Education Investment Act. Discover what's working. More top tweets @stevenmaviglio | November 13 Who's funding anti- #CAPension attacks? Hedge fund managers who'd profit if defined benefit plans end. @AlexisPloss | November 18 I love my public schools because they are filled with caring and compassionate staff who help our children. #aew2013 @ratsmaths | November 19 A child never apologizes for a drawing they give you. We do. We become more concerned with failure as we get older. #STEMCA13 5 IFT grant recipients shine! CTA's Institute for Teaching (IFT) Grant Program helps build schools and communities. Check out this year's recipients. Learn about the program at D ECEMBER 201 3 | JANUARY 2014 Educator 12 Dec 2013 v2.0 int.indd 7 7 12/14/13 3:32 PM

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