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From the Current Issue:
The Top INBOX News Stories Featured in INBOX in 2012
INBOX readership votes with its clicks for the news stories it finds most interesting, and NCTE measures those clicks to help shape future content. This year's favorite stories were on reading, books, and the Common Core State Standards; on teachers; and on writing, pronouns, and plagiarism. Enjoy these stories again, matched with current stories on these topics.
If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays -- Stop It!
The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher blog, May 10, 2012
. . . Recent News on Teaching Writing
"Composing in Higher Education Today": Former NCTE president and CCCC chair Kathleen Blake Yancey will be interviewed. Tune into Higher Ed Talk Radio on December 13 at 10:30 a.m. EST or listen to the archive.
"Response: Teaching Writing by Respecting Student Ideas": This is the fifth post in a multi-part series on teaching writing. Check out Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four. Classroom Q&A blog, Education Week, December 2, 2012
Confessions of a "Bad" Teacher
The New York Times, March 4, 2012
. . . Recent News on Teacher Evaluation
"School Chief Sets Deadline": The Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2012
"Are Your Teachers Empowered?": Scholastic Administrator, December 2012
"Los Angeles Teachers' Evaluation Victory Bucks a Trend": Los Angeles Times, December 9, 2012
Reading Is Not a Race: The Virtues of the "Slow Reading" Movement
NCTE member Tom Newkirk writes. The Answer Sheet blog, The Washington Post, January 30, 2012
. . . Recent News on Reading
"American 4th Graders among World's Top Readers in Global Study": Education Week, December 11, 2012
Gotta Keep Reading! Summer Book Reads for Teachers
Teaching with Soul blog, June 1, 2012
. . . Recent News on Teachers Reading
"ALAN Works to Spread the YA Message": The Council Chronicle, November 2012
Teachers as Readers: Forming Book Groups as Professionals
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