Iowa Council of Teachers of English

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...

May 25,2022
Moving Beyond the Mourning
Rex Muston May 26, 2022

I think on the lost souls of the children the lost potentials, shifted from sunny wills to cold stillness, caught student photo frozen in...

Teaching The Odyssey with Greek Hospitality
Teaching "The Odyssey" with Greek Hospitality
Emma Bireline April 30, 2022

My English 9 class recently finished Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Students read Gareth Hind’s graphic novel as well as one book from...

Ditch the Toolbox
Ditch the Toolbox
Skip Olson, Teacher Writer • April 4, 2022

“Here’s another tool you can put in your toolbox.” You’ve heard it before. We’ve all heard it from other teachers, administrators,...

Lauren Stephens of Gilbert Middle School, Jess Zeiss of Ames High School, and Allie Thompson of Dike-New Hartford High School worked toghether Aug. 4 in the Valley High School library during the closing moments of Eng-Camp.
We Learned So Much at Eng-Camp!
JoAnn Gage August 4, 2022

Join the Summer Book Club!
Join the Summer Book Club!
Brenna Griffin, Nikki Smith, and Jenny Paulsen July 22, 2022

ICTE is offering a summer learning opportunity around the work of one of our wonderful keynote speakers for our Fall 2022 conference, Cornelius...

Register for Eng-Camp 2022
Register for Eng-Camp 2022
July 13, 2022

  Come Join Us! EngCamp is ICTE's version of an EdCamp. It is professional development provided by teachers, for teachers. Come join us...

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