The Secondary Section enhances the professional lives of secondary English language arts educators and the quality of education of their students by providing multiple forums for significant dialogue on historical, current, and emerging topics of interest to secondary English language arts educators.
Congratulations to Katie Greene of Roswell, GA and to Tara Seale of Bryant, AR! The Secondary Section Steering Committee (SSSC) has elected Katie Green as the incoming Chair of the committee and Tara Seale as the incoming Assistant Chair of the committee. Both will start their terms during the 2014 NCTE Annual Convention in Washington, DC in November. Meet the committee.
Congratulations to April Niemela, Idaho State Department of Education, Lewiston, and Ann Marie Quinlan, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, Nebraska, for being elected to serve on the Secondary Section Steering Committee!
NCTE Annual Convention
November 20-23, 2014 | Gaylord National Resort
Theme: Story As the Landscape of Knowing
Join your NCTE colleagues and friends as we examine the power of story as the landscape within which we map the significance of experience and build towers of knowledge. More convention registration information,
HIGH SCHOOL MATTERS: Teacher Spotlight
Ike Thompson is the recipient of the Georgia Council of Teachers of English Teacher of Excellence award in 2011. Ike received the award due to his use of literature circles in the classroom and his personal teaching strategies. Mr. Thompson has a B.A. in English from Western Michigan University and an M.A. from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA.
"...I have come to realize good teachers are sponges. Recognize your need for growth and grab anything and everything you can from those around you. I tweak nearly everything I take from anybody else to fit my style, but, I must admit, I rarely come up with an innovative lesson all on my own. If you can’t or are unwilling to collaborate and sponge up what you can, there will be little opportunity for growth and betterment of yourself as an English teacher." Read the full interview.
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Principles in Practice Imprint
NCTE’s K-12 Principles in Practice imprint connects research with classroom practice offering teachers concrete illustrations of effective classroom practices based in NCTE research briefs and policy statements. Books within the imprint are grouped in strands focusing on adolescent literacy, writing, and assessment.
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