Iowa Council of Teachers of English

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...

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...

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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