Iowa Council of Teachers of English

Handmade bookmark by student Addie W.
BookMarks
Skip Olson, Teacher Writer • November 23, 2022

I. Some of my favorite things to hear    “I need a new book.” “Do you have any other books by this author?” “I...

Rooted in Truth, Reaching for Light
Rooted in Truth, Reaching for Light
2022 ICTE Fall Conference Attendees November 3, 2022

Rooted in Truth, Reaching for Light A Community Poem by ICTE teachers–Fall Conference 2022 I’m rooted in truth. I’m rooted in...

A visit to his grandmothers bedroom sparked Brandon Baggetts poem.
GG: A Poem
Brandon Baggett, Teacher Writer • October 28, 2022

GG Entering engulfed in darkness, once illuminated by your presence.    Coats still hang in the closet candy still...

Teaching Self-Care: How I Dedicated an Entire Week to Mental Health
Teaching Self-Care: How I Dedicated an Entire Week to Mental Health
Kaitlyn Vasey, Teacher Writer • August 15, 2022

As a new teacher who is only five years older than many of my students, I have the unique ability to understand what they need since I was in...

What We Learned: A Community Poem
What We Learned: A Community Poem
Barb Edler and Allison Berryhill July 29, 2022

    Learning to Hope After 28 Years+ of Experience By Barb Edler In our classrooms  We learn Grace and empathy Kindness...

Lauren Stephens saves treasured notes from students and parents as a reminder of why she teaches.
Summer Reflection
Lauren Stephens, Teacher Writer • June 24, 2022

At some point each summer I sit down with the boxes I’ve collected important parts of my life into and the drawers I’ve indiscriminately...

Cornelius Minor presents his keynote speech.
2022 ICTE Fall Conference Highlights
October 15, 2022

  We met Oct. 13-14 in Johnston, Iowa, for our ICTE Fall Conference: Rooted in Truth, Reaching for Light. Sessions were scheduled...

Allison Berryhill, recipient of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English Distinguished Service Award!
2022 ICTE Award Winners
October 15, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 ICTE award winners: Allison Berryhill of Atlantic High School, the recipient of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English...

Skip Olson and Dr. Erika Bass of UNI present at the ICTE Fall Conference Oct. 14 about their staff book studies. They are creating a book study group that would cover the state of Iowa and focus on rural books.
Join a Book Club for Teachers about Rural Books!
JoAnn Gage October 15, 2022

Two Iowa educators are teaming up to form a book study group that will focus on rural books. Erika Bass is an Assistant Professor of English...

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