California Educator

May 2014

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What's new at CTA Online Most popular post More top tweets Viral video Favorite comments Linda Ortega | A P R 2 5 Students need to start their own personal library at a young age. Every time my second- graders leave our library with their selection of books they can't wait to read them! TyraWeis TatianaRose | M A Y 5 You know why we love teaching? It's the students we inspire. We may never hear what becomes of them beyond our classroom, but when we do, we are proud. Thanks to my students who are now doctors, nurses, architects, officers, accountants, and — closest to my heart — teachers! @TLCNEA | M A Y 6 Thank you to all of the teachers who have crossed my path, past and present — you are why I am here today! @vud0olady | M A Y 1 @CATeachersAssoc you have really made the last week unbelievable with the constant flow of opportunities. Thanks so much! @adammebrahim Can't wait for the next Central Valley Institute for Teaching on Monday! #CTATopTweet Ask a Teacher: CTA recently launched a TV spot featuring members from around the state encouraging the public to "ask a teacher" about what works best to help students learn. It's part of a campaign focusing on quality public schools and colleges. Use this hashtag in your tweets and we'll select our favorites for each issue of the California Educator. How long could you go without a paycheck? According to a national survey, not very long. Answer five questions to find out — and learn about CTA's Voluntary Disability Insurance plan. Gearing up for the primary election June 3 is just around the corner, and on the CTA Campaign page you can find useful information to assist at the ballot box. 1 2 The history of Sabo Cat A video produced by Student CTA tells the history of Sabo Cat, a symbol of organized labor and political activism. Don't make the Cat angry. 3 Check the latest news from the Capitol Read about what's happening in the Legislature — including key points on the CTA-co-sponsored mandatory kindergarten bill, AB 1444. 4 May is Asian/Pacific Islander Awareness Month In May, we honor and celebrate the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders. The 2014 theme is "I Am Beyond: Evoking the American Spirit." asianpacificawareness 5 M A Y 6 653 likes 309 shares @LorenaSGonzalez | A P R 1 7 Attacking the motives of @CATeachersAssoc because they are a union is probably the worst tactic to choose to persuade me. @CohenD | A P R 1 2 Impressed by the dedication of my @CATeachersAssoc colleagues who go the extra miles — literally — for students and their families! 7 M AY 2 0 1 4 Educator 05 May 2014 v1.6 int.indd 7 5/16/14 3:21 PM

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