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From the Current Issue:

You Are Amazing

May 9, 2017

Thank you for inspiring others.

As teachers, you plant the seeds that inspire your students to grow into their own futures and that made us wonder: who inspired you to choose this profession? We'd love to hear your story. Start by downloading this image and posting your answer online using the hashtag #NCTEvillage. Then consider sharing your story

How do you keep yourself inspired? 

By this point in the year, a lot of us are running on fumes, which is why it's nice that we get a few shout-outs in May. But this is also when we start planning for the recharge that summer promises. Here are a few resources to get you thinking: 

  • Can Online Learning Communities Foster Professional Development? from Language Arts, by Richard Beach 
  • Creating a Circle of Learning: Teachers Taking Ownership through Professional Communities, from Voices from the Middle, by Robyn Seglem
  • Professional Learning on a Shoestring: Advice and Reflections from Connected Educators and Authors, from English Leadership Quarterly by Oona Abrams

A good professional text or learning opportunity can also get us refueled. Through the end of May take 20% off books and online learning in the NCTE store. (Member discounts also apply.) Use code APPRECIATE2017 at checkout. 


"It’s pretty rare that we have the opportunity to reconnect with the teachers who most inspired us to become the adults we are now, but for so many people I talk to, those life-changers were English or language arts teachers. . ." 



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