Posted September 10, 2014 in Site Pages
Supporting teachers is the way
All students in California deserve great teaching. The recent Vergara lawsuit suggested that eliminating teachers' due process rights is the best way to achieve this. But if it were that simple, the highest...
Posted August 29, 2014 in Site Pages
Tom Torlakson will appeal California teacher tenure ruling
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will appeal the June court ruling that California’s teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional, he decided Friday. “The people who dedicate...
Posted July 18, 2013 in CCA Advocate
What is the best time of day to teach?
CCA members have their favorites
Dorothy Reina, Riverside College, history:
I love the evening. I like the array of students I get. Traditional, working people...
Posted May 14, 2012 in California Educator
The Hunger Games
Joshua Wong didn’t like reading. That changed when his teacher selected “The Hunger Games” as a reading assignment at Hoover Middle School in San Francisco.
Posted February 29, 2012 in California Educator
When teaching is a virtual challenge
Andrew Wong had no formal training in online teaching, but that didn’t stop him from teaching online anthropology courses at CSU East Bay and creating his own curriculum from scratch. Wong embraced...
Posted July 31, 2013 in Site Pages
Creating a culture of innovation
This is an article that discusses being comfortable with failure as a learning tool for creating a culture of innovation with technology.
Posted April 16, 2013 in California Educator
Good Teaching Conference South
CTA’s Good Teaching Conferences are outstanding professional development opportunities. Last month’s Southern conference in Los Angeles had 1,225 educators learning more about Common Core...
Posted September 12, 2013 in California Educator
Common Core math standards
Fewer topics and greater depth are among the goals of the newly adopted Common Core State Math Standards (CCSMS), which California will begin implementing in the 2014-15 school year. The new standards...
Posted July 10, 2012 in California Educator
Should schools still be teaching cursive?
Should fancy loops and flowing letters of cursive still be taught to students? Is cursive writing an obsolete skill no longer relevant in today’s technological society?
The new Common...