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From the Current Issue:
Response: Many Ways English Teachers Can Improve Their Craft
NCTE member Penny Kittle who notes, "Write with your students. Write for yourself," and NCTE Past President Carol Jago, who says, "Stop telling students that reading is fun, though not because it can't be," respond to this blog post by Larry Ferlazzo. Classroom Q&A blog, Education Week Teacher, February 24, 2013
"Notes from a Life Scientist," Penny Kittle, Voices from the Middle, May 2009 (login required) AND "Crash! The Currency Crisis in American Culture," Carol Jago
Teacher Job Satisfaction at 25-Year Low
According to the Met Life Survey of the American Teacher, only 39% of those interviewed reported being very satisfied in their job, and over half reported feeling great stress several days a week. Despite increasing demands on teachers, 6 in 10 reported that time for professional learning and collaboration has not increased. The Hechinger Report, February 21, 2013
See "Building Capacity to Transform Literacy Learning," NCLE Literacy in Learning Exchange.
School District Meets All Goals for English Learners
Winston-Salem Journal, February 16, 2013
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools realized the importance of working with their community to help their students succeed. Watch "What Is Community Mapping?" in the Literacy in Learning Exchange.
Social Media in Higher Education: Pros, Cons, and Overall Impact
Read the survey. eCampus News, February 26, 2013
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