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From the Current Issue:
For "Connected Educator Month," Tips from 33 Educators We Admire
NCTE members Grant Faulkner, Paul Oh, Donalyn Miller, Paul Hankins, Jen Ansbach, Kelly Gallagher, Carol Jago, Jessica Lahey, Bud Hunt, Shaelynn Farnsworth, Carolyn Ross, AND the new NCLE SmartBrief are mentioned. The New York Times/The Learning Network blog, August 1, 2012
. . . More on Connected Educators
"Reader’s Commentary: Lessons from a Lurker": NCTE President-Elect writes. The Council Chronicle, March 2012
"Can Twitter replace traditional professional development?": The Hechinger Report, August 1, 2012
"How does #Edchat connect educators?": SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education, August 6, 2012
"New nationwide online community opens for educators": eSchool News, August 1, 2012
"Fifty of the best ed-tech products for schools": Belated congratulations to NCTE–IRA’s ReadWriteThink site for receiving an Honorable Mention. eSchool News, July 23, 2012
Is Community College English Instruction Different from English Instruction at 4-Year Colleges?
Listen Wednesday, August 8, at 11AM ET when incoming CCCC Chair Howard Tinberg and former TYCA Chair Sharon Mitchler talk on Higher Education Talk Radio. If you can't make the live show, all shows are archived on the Higher Education Talk Radio website.
The Changing Nature of Faculty
Read the report suggesting a model to support adjunct teachers. Inside Higher Ed, August 3, 2012
NCTE Statement on the Status and Working Conditions of Contingent Faculty
To Earn Classroom Certification, More Teaching and Less Testing
The New York Times, August 1, 2012
NCATE joins TEAC to become one teacher accreditation agency, CAEP, in 2013. It will accredit over 900 teacher education institutions.
Review the "NCTE Standards for Initial Preparation of Teachers of Secondary English Language Arts 7-12," prepared and submitted to NCATE on April 13 by the CEE Standards Revision Writing Task Force.
. . . More on Teachers
"What does it take to become a better teacher?": NCTE member and NCLE Associate Director KaiLonnie Dunsmore writes. Literacy in Learning Exchange, August 2, 2012
"The Conditions of Teaching": NCTE member Peter Smagorinsky writes. Athens Patch, August 6, 2012
"'Irreplaceable' Teachers Retained Poorly, TNTP Education Report Finds": The Huffington Post, July 30, 2012
"Pass-Fail Option for Professors": Inside Higher Ed, August 6, 2012
"Would Master Teachers Take on More Students Spread over Several Classes for Higher Pay?": MLive.com, July 31, 2012
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