Iowa Council of Teachers of English

Doing More with Less
Doing More with Less
Deneen Nelson, Teacher Writer • July 20, 2021

More than once, I’ve questioned my role in the profession I love on account of essays. They suppress my ability to relax, a constant weight...

You Don’t Always Have to Choose
You Don’t Always Have to Choose
Karl Baresel, Teacher Writer • July 13, 2021

A teacher mentor once told me that in the difficult  days of teaching, specifically January through March, it can be a  good idea to write...

Renewed by the river.
Three Poems
Barb Edler, Teacher-Writer • June 30, 2021

Breastfeeding Today a cardinal blazes by Lands at the table feeder; begins to eat most happily   I never knew I loved the...

The author with her grandchildren.
A Hug and a Kiss
Kim Van Es, Teacher-Writer • June 15, 2021

In the last four years, I have experienced the joy of grandparenting: all the fun with little of the poop (in all senses of that word). Since...

The presence of cows.
Of Cows and Curses
Jon Fisher, Teacher Writer • June 5, 2021

They say you never forget your first time. Mine was so painfully embarrassing that it’s difficult to write about. In the interest of transparency,...

Graduate Experience
Graduate Experience
Skip Olson, English Teacher • May 13, 2021

When Lauren approached me about writing about my graduate experience, I thought, much like I’m thinking now, “How exactly am I going to do...

ICTE Hosts Engaging In-Person EngCamp
ICTE Hosts Engaging In-Person EngCamp
August 7, 2021

EngCamp 2021 was held at the Central Rivers AEA in Cedar Falls Aug. 2 with 45 educators in attendance. The planning team for the event were...

Join our Book Club!
Join our Book Club!
July 16, 2021

Hello, Fellow ICTE friend! We hope this summer finds you refreshed and well. We write to inform you of a summer learning opportunity around...

Register for Eng-Camp 2021
Register for Eng-Camp 2021
July 9, 2021

When August 3rd, 2021 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Add to Calendar Where 1521 Technology Pkwy Cedar Falls, IA 50323  1521...

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