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tips for speaking with the media

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5 Quick Tips for Speaking to the General Public

  • Don’t shy away from lightly sharing what you know about literacy learning and NCTE policies when the opportunity arises.
  • Turn that favorite party statement “Oh, you teach English -- I’d better watch my grammar” into a simple lesson about language and how it’s best for all of us to learn and use it.
  • Remember that literacy learning is complicated -- even if some think it simple -- and your mission is to explain this complex process simply.
  • Brag about your students.
  • Skip the jargon but use the personal story.

 

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Please contact <b>Millie Davis</b> or <b>Lori Bianchini,</b> NCTE Communications Division, for assistance with your questions about speaking with the media or with legislators: <a href="mailto:public_info@ncte.org">public_info@ncte.org</a>; 217-278-3634 (Millie) or 217-278-3644 (Lori).

 

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