Iowa Council of Teachers of English

An English Teacher Speaks out Against Censorship
An English Teacher Speaks out Against Censorship
Jon Fisher, Teacher Writer • January 15, 2022

This essay was originally published in the Dewitt Observer on Dec. 28, 2021. As the late science fiction writer Harlan Ellison stated, “You...

From the Teacher
From the Teacher
Rex Muston, Teacher Writer • December 31, 2021

FROM THE TEACHER   It is my hope for you amidst the down time away from school, your heart is lifted up, lofted toward...

Libraries, Readers, and Community: Let’s Build All Three!
Libraries, Readers, and Community: Let’s Build All Three!
Skip Olson December 20, 2021

A classroom library is critical to creating readers and community.  So whether you’ve built a library with high-interest reads that have stood...

Writer Karl Baresel adheres to his own advice and just takes the photo.
Just Take the Photo...Or Don't
Karl Baresel, Teacher Writer • November 27, 2021

Toddlers just don’t understand the importance of waiting to eat a piece of candy. My son had three different opportunities to go Trick or Treating...

What They Don’t Know
What They Don’t Know
ICTE 2021 Conference Attendees October 16, 2021

What they don’t know is that my classroom is a delicate ecosystem A playground, a petri dish, for practice and patience We try and fail...

On Teaching and TikTok
On Teaching and TikTok
Emma Bireline, Teacher Writer • September 26, 2021

It was the Friday of homecoming week for my students and me. Even though many of my students had been out until the wee hours of the morning...

ICTE Provides Zoom Series to Address Book Challenges
ICTE Provides Zoom Series to Address Book Challenges
November 6, 2021

The Iowa Council of Teachers of English will provide a series of Zoom meetings to walk teachers through the process of what to do when a...

What They Don’t Know
What They Don’t Know
ICTE 2021 Conference Attendees October 16, 2021

What they don’t know is that my classroom is a delicate ecosystem A playground, a petri dish, for practice and patience We try and fail...

The 2021 Conference Schedule and Speakers are Posted on Sched!
The 2021 Conference Schedule and Speakers are Posted on Sched!
October 8, 2021

Check out the schedule of sessions and see the speakers and attendees on Sched: LINK TO CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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