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INBOX is a weekly e-mail wrap-up of the most important stories in English language arts education, ideas for your classroom, and news from NCTE.

Sent each week to NCTE members (to the email address we have on file for you), this e-newsletter is mailed once a month to nonmembers.

Members can update their email address by sending a message to NCTE; nonmembers can use this form to subscribe to receive a monthly issue of INBOX or can join NCTE to receive INBOX each week as part of their membership.

From the Current Issue:

What Makes a Great Teacher?
NCTE member Dan Brown writes, "I learned it takes a village to build an accomplished teacher. . . . great educators are cultivated, not anointed. Since every child deserves a great teacher and only moves through school once, we need to invest now in developing more excellent teachers. They're not available off the shelf."   WJLA-TV (Washington, DC), August 31, 2012

. . . Ways Teachers Support Each Other and Are Supported to Continue to Improve
"Denver (IA) Schools Recognized for Professional Learning Communities": Watch/listen to the teachers talk about their goals for supporting students. KWWL-TV (Waterloo, IA), August 29, 2012
"Boost Teacher Learning with Video Clubs": Teachers watch recordings of each other teaching. Education Week Teacher, August 28, 2012 (free registration required)
"Tired of the Same Old Professional Development? Try Edcamps." eSchool News, August 31, 2012

Learn how educators can make "Connections between Professional Learning and Practices" from the Literacy in Learning Exchange. Create a login on the site and subscribe to receive more resources.


Why Complex Teacher Evaluations Don't Work
Education Week, August 28, 2012 (free registration required)

TED-Ed: How Fiction Can Influence Real World Events
Mind/Shift blog,, August 28, 2012

In the Connected Community graphicWhat about nonfiction/memoir texts? Check out the discussion in NCTE's Connected Community.


New Math and Reading Standards Trickle into Chicago-Area Classrooms
WBEZ-FM (Chicago, IL), August 29, 2012


How can you handle the awkward "flashpoint" issues that arise when grading against standards? Watch the Web seminar "On Teaching Content: Building a Schoolwide Culture" from the Literacy in Learning Exchange.


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Drive traffic to your online bookstore, a readership survey, or to Web pages designed specifically for INBOX readers--the possibilities are endless!  

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INBOX Announcements feature NCTE products and events. Events that NCTE co-sponsors, such as Read Across America Day, are also included in the Announcements.


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