With over 150 FSD and FETA admins, teachers and staff responding to a recent survey about FETA and FSD’s annual “End-of-the-Year Banquet,” the decision is final: The event will be postponed to November, 2020! On the survey, many FETA members wrote about the importance of honoring our wonderful and fabulous teachers who are either retiring,…

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February might be a nice month to focus on an ethic of care where, as teachers, we place a great deal of emphasis and energy on prioritizing the care of our students. From caring about their home life to caring about their emotional health, and from caring about their family situations to caring about their…

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The start of a new decade in teaching and learning! Union work can sometimes be no easy feat when mistakes, problems and conflicts seem ubiquitous. Luckily, all of us in FETA, through the partnership with FSD, can rest assured that our PAL (partnership in administration and labor) relationship drives understanding, collaborations, and most importantly, trust.

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Hot off the press! FETAPresident, Mark Jacobs, gets a big “Shout Out!” from Advantage Communications. Advantage Communications is the company that the district hired for Speech and Debate summer camps, local, state and national competitions. While introducing all of the schools involved with the 2019-2020 speech and debate program (Nicolas, Pacific Drive, Woodcrest, Richman, Orangethorpe,…

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If you are an FSD employee who is a member of CTA, and you have any CTA changes or updates, especially in the area of your membership card, then please contact me at tricia_gee@myfsd.org. I am a teacher at Parks Junior High School, and I plan to be the point person for membership changes/updates. Thank…

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Capturing Your Classroom’s Strength-Based Energy! Know your teacher talents. With the new school year approaching, consider making a commitment to Strength-Based Teacher-Driven Change by fully knowing your own, personal teacher talents. For example, if your principal walks into your classroom and enthusiastically tells your students, Your teacher is great and let me tell you why,  what would the principal…

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One CTA retired leader in education, Dr. Debbie Schroeder of GOALS Academy in Anaheim, California, joyfully calls her strength-based approach, a “Victor Mentality!” Essentially, the opposite of a “Victim Mentality.” At the beginning of the year, she encourages her staff and students to stay focused on values that revolve around gratefulness, hopefulness, and action-oriented versus…

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Thank you to the wonderful Mr. Matt Virden, Administrative Assistant at NOCUT, for his problem solving expertise today! To ensure that all FETA executive board, representative council, and site level members have access to the information they need, Matt worked side-by-side with both current and former members in education to solve technology problems that were…

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