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Recent Interviews with NCTE Members

NCTE members are the most knowledgeable people to speak out about what's happening in classrooms today and what teachers need to help students succeed. Listen to these interviews with NCTE members and leaders from Education Talk Radio and Higher Education Talk Radio.


Learning from and with Bilingual Students in After-School Programs (December 13, 2017, at 10:30 am) Steven Alvarez, author of Community Literacies en Confianza: Learning from Bilingual After-School Programs.

Police Report Writers and Readers in the Justice System (November 28, 2017) Leslie Seawright, author of Genres of Power: Police Report Writers and Readers in the Justice System.

How to Host a Write-In for the National Day on Writing, (October 19, 2017)  Holly Hassel, Incoming editor, TETYC.

The First Chapter: NCTE Annual Convention, November 16-19, 2017, in St. Louis, Missouri (October 3, 2017) Jocelyn Chadwick, NCTE President and Program Chair.

Standing Up for the Students’ Right to Read (September 22, 2017) Millie Davis, Director, NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center.

Teaching Climate Change in English Class (August 15, 2017)  Richard Beach, Jeff Share and Allen Webb on their new book copublished by NCTE and Routledge, Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents: Reading, Writing, and Making a Difference

The Importance of What Student Read in College Composition Classes (July 17. 2017) Sheridan Blau, Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, editors of Deep Reading: Teaching Reading in the Writing Classroom

The Banning of the  Mexican American Studies Program in Tucson, AZ  (June 8, 2017) Curtis Acosta.

What We Know About Teacher Education (May 17, 2017) Louann Reid and Victoria J. Risko.

Teachers Advocating for What They Do (April 12, 2017) Shelbie Witte and Antero Garcia.

Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans*+ and Gender-Dynamic Youth (March 7, 2017)  sj Miller.

Preview NCTE'S CCCC Conference (March 1, 2017)  CCCC Convention Chair Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt. 

The African American Read-In, Hosted by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE (January 27, 2017) Michelle Rankins and Jeanette Toomer, veteran African American Read-In hosts.



Why Get an MA in English? (December 13, 2016) Margaret Strain and Rebecca  Potter, authors of Degree of Change; the MA in English Studies

Teaching Grammar Today (November 28, 2016)  Michelle Devereaux and Darren Crovitz, authors of Grammar to Get Things Done: A Practical Guide for Teachers Anchored in Real-World Usage  

Why I Write:  NCTE’s National Day on Writing (October 20, 2016) Kathleen Blake Yancey, former NCTE President, and Doug Hesse, current NCTE President.

Faces of Advocacy: NCTE Annual Convention, November 17-20, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia (October 11, 2016) Susan Houser, NCTE President-Elect and Atlanta Convention Program Chair.

Why We Want Our Students to Read Diverse Young Adult Literature (September 12, 2016) Jennifer Buehler, author of the NCTE book Teaching Reading with YA Literature: Complex Texts, Complex Lives

Sports and Literacy (August 16, 2016) Alan Brown and Luke Rodesiler, co-editors of the NCTE book Developing Contemporary Literacies through Sports: A Guide for the English Classroom

Movies and Literacy (July 13, 2016) John Golden, author of Reading in the Dark: Using Film as a Tool in the English Classroom and Reading in the Reel World: Teaching Documentaries and Other Nonfiction Texts

Literacy That Matters: Curriculum, Creativity, and Critical Action (June 3, 2016) Caryl Crowell, 2016 WLU Program Chair

Choosing Content for Readers of NCTE’s English Journal  (May 9, 2016) Julie and David Gorlewski, editors of English Journal

“Writing Strategies for Action”: the 2016 CCCC Annual Convention (April 12, 2016), Linda Adler-Kassner, CCCC 2016 Program Chair

Introducing the New Executive Director of NCTE (March 30, 2016) Emily Kirkpatrick

Freedom Writing, Gospel Literacy, and the Civil Rights Movement (February 23, 2016) Rhea Lathan, author of Freedom Writing: African American Civil Rights Literacy Activism, 1955-1967

All about Adult Literacy and Teaching Adults to Read and Write  (February 4, 2016)  Lauren Rosenberg, author of Desire for Literacy, The: Writing in the Lives of Adult Learners  

The African American Read-In  (January 27, 2016)  Ezra Hyland 



2015 NCTE Media Literacy Award Winner Talks about 21st Century Literacy: The Movie of the Mind  (December 7, 2015)  Mary Ressler

Program Chair Doug Hesse Talks about the 2015 NCTE Annual Convention
(November 2, 2015)  Doug Hesse

Why Should We Celebrate Writing?  (October 6, 2015)  Stephen J. Parks, editor of  

NCTE on Academic Freedom  (September 23, 2015)  ReLeah Cossett Lent and David Moshman 

Recommendations for Education Reform -- Two-Year Colleges  (August 19, 2015)  Holly Hassel and Jeff Klausman

Leading through Collaboration  (August 17, 2015)  Heather Rocco and Chris Bronke

Creating Home-School Partnerships with Diverse Families  (June 15, 2015)  JoBeth Allen

Multicultural Literacy Education and 21st Century Leadership  (June 8, 2015)  Shekema Silveri 

Authentic Literacies and Discipline Practices  (June 3, 2015)  Laura Roop and Linda Denstaedt 

ESEA and Literacy Education  (May 15, 2015)  Darren Cambridge 

Teaching Reading to Adolescents in a Digital World  (May 5, 2015)  Troy Hicks and Kristen Hawley Turner

Risk & Reward: The 2015 CCCC Annual Convention  (March 11, 2015)  Joyce Locke Carter

NCTE and the Assessment Story Project  (March 4, 2015)  Kathleen Blake Yancey

Taking the Reins of Writing Assessment  (February 6, 2015)  Chris Gallagher and Eric Turley



NCTE Annual Convention: Story as the Landscape of Knowing  (November 11, 2014)  Kathy Short

Writing . . . But Not on Paper?  (October 1, 2014)  Denise Grandits

Designing an Alternative “Scorecard” for Higher Ed in Composition/Rhetoric/Writing Studies  (October 1, 2014)  Carolyn Calhoon-Dillahunt and Christie Toth

Banned Books Week & Graphic Novels   (September 15, 2014)  Jennifer Buehler and Jeffrey Kaplan

What's Really Happening in Literacy Teacher Education   (August 18, 2014)  Kathryn Whitmore and Louann Reid

The Recipe for Summer Reading  (June 23, 2014)  Scott Eggerding and Karen Raino 

Young Children Composing Meaning in Story Studio  (June 16, 2014)  Prisca Martens and Ray Martens

Working with Veterans in College Classes  (April 17, 2014)  D. Alexis Hart and Mike Edwards

Working Together to Improve Literacy  (March 3, 2014)  Catherine Nelson and Kent Williamson

Re-Envisioning Higher Ed at the CCCC Convention  (February 6, 2014)  Adam Banks



NCTE Annual Convention Wrap-Up  (December 4, 2013)  Ernest Morrell

Formative Assessment That Truly Informs Instruction  (Part 1, October 31, 2013 & Part 2, November 4, 2013)  Cathy Fleischer and Scott Filkins

The Expectations of College Level Writing  (October 16, 2013)  Dylan Dryer and Linda Adler-Kassner 

Banned Books Week: NCTE on Censorship (September 10, 2013) ReLeah Cossett Lent and Teri Lesesne

Machine Scoring Fails the Test: A New Report from NCTE (April 23, 2013) Kathryn Mitchell Pierce and Scott Filkins

Higher Ed and the Principles of Teaching Writing Online  (April 25, 2013)  Scott Warnock and Beth Hewett

Why Online Is a Great "Place" to Learn to Write  (February 8, 2013)  Scott Warnock



Composing in Higher Education Today  (December 31, 2012)  Kathleen Blake Yancey

Making Professional Development Personal  (November 7, 2012)  Sandy Hayes and Meenoo Rami

Is Community College English Instruction Different than English Instruction at 4-Year Colleges?  (August 8, 2012)  Howard Tinberg and Sharon Mitchler

The Importance of Teaching Writing in College  (May 3, 2012)  Chris Anson  

Literacy Communities of Practice  (April 6, 2012)  Joanne Lawrence and Rex Barbiera

College and Career Readiness in Writing with NCTE  (February 22, 2012)  Cathy Fleischer and Kent Williamson



Putting Literacy First in the New National Center for Literacy Education  (October 18, 2011)  KaiLonne Dunsmore and Kent Williamson 

NCTE: A Century for Literacy Education in America and Looking Toward the Future  (June 8, 2011)  Leila Christenbury and Kent Williamson


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