Posted May 26, 2010 in California Educator
Lesson plans for sale
When she began teaching six years ago, Kristen Bowers found it extremely challenging to cover the state standards, teach literature required by her district, and also prepare her students for the...
Posted September 14, 2010 in California Educator
A lesson plan for victory
How we begin to put California back on track
The national economy has been devastated and is slow to recover. Our state government is dysfunctional and can't...
Posted December 21, 2010 in California Educator
QEIA - 10 lessons learned
Based on interviews at 22 QEIA schools over four months by an independent researcher, these 10 “lessons learned” are education reform insights that all schools might learn from:
Posted October 18, 2011 in California Educator
Lessons on 9/11
Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on Sept. 11, 2001 — the day the world changed forever?
Monica Stewart, a sixth-grade teacher in Palmdale, Los Angeles County, will...
Posted March 23, 2011 in California Educator
Four lessons to create a safe school
MYNDI HARDGRAVE IS PROUD TO BE the faculty adviser for the Gay-Straight Alliance — but she prays for the day when the club can be put to rest at Hanford West High School.
Posted May 21, 2012 in California Educator
Lessons learned at the Good Teaching Conference
It's not often you see teachers skating around a room on paper plates, throwing cylinders and beach balls into the air, reciting the alphabet in sign language, and high-fiving strangers. But all of...
Posted May 31, 2010 in California Educator
Attacks on defined-benefit retirement plans increasing
A hot topic of discussion of late, public pension systems have been under intense scrutiny and unwarranted attack by legislators and candidates alike. Much of the talk has been centered around the...
Posted December 21, 2011 in CCA Advocate
Eight tips for your 403(b) and 457 plans
Start planning for retirement
By Diane Morte
CTA member benefits consultant
It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your retirement financial goals including defined...
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