School Talk is a lively six-page newsletter designed specifically to help classroom teachers bridge the gap between the ideal and the real world of teaching. Presented in a friendly, informal voice, each issue focuses on one particular topic and deals in practical terms with questions that teachers everywhere are asking.
Regrettably, we must announce that the July 2011 issue of School Talk will be our last. If your current subscription extends beyond that issue, NCTE staff will be in touch with options.
Thank you for your faithful support of School Talk. You can continue to count on NCTE to tap every available resource to support your creativity and to connect you with others who share a passion for inspiring and supporting literacy learners.
Editors: Andrea Garcia and Sandra Wilde
School Talk, April 2011
Theme: New Visions for Literacy Education: We All Have Abilities
The theme for this year’s volume of School Talk is New Visions for Literacy Education. We plan to explore ideas that will provide new visions from a variety of perspectives, ideas that take critical policy issues into consideration but that also live on the ground with teachers and kids today. Joanne Yatvin leads off the October issue with a discussion of “the invisible pillars of literacy,” and then Jaime Kanter and Tracy Ferrar provide fresh takes on writing instruction and literacy assessments.
October 2010: New Visions for Literacy Education: We All Need a Fresh Start
July 2010: 21st Century Literacies: Bringing It All Together in Our Schools
April 2010: 21st Century Literacies: Young Children Reading and Writing in a Digital World
January 2010: 21st Century Literacies: Young Children Reading and Writing in a Digital World
October 2009: 21st Century Literacies: Navigating the Possibilities