Mentoring is the Key!

Most long term teachers are successful and satisfied in the profession because of the generosity and support of those who came before. We think back with sadness that for want of a capable, compassionate mentor, too many eager and talented novices drop out before they had gained the confidence and…

Convention Discount Approved

[caption id="attachment_387" align="alignleft" width="300"] Scissors cutting through dollar note[/caption] August 16, 2016 Dear Retired and Soon-to-be Retired Friends, Thanks so much for taking the time to read our update on Emeritus Assembly (EA of NCTE).  We hope you're enjoying your summer!  Here are some announcements, invitations, and important notes about…

What Makes Healthy Teachers?

Come join the conversation at NCTE 2015 in Minneapolis on Saturday 11/21 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM in Minneapolis Convention Center in a Panel/Round Table format where you'll hear short statements from a range of novice to veteran educators, then have remainder of time to talk with others to learn and…

Recommended for Mentors

In April, 2015 Melanie Shoffner, Chair of the NCTE Conference on English Education sent the following recommendations: "Some time ago, you asked about potential resources for Assembly members. In general, I would direct people to the Resources listed on the NCTE website. While books and journals are obviously rich resources, the position statements…

Mentoring is Key

Most long term teachers are successful and satisfied in the profession because of the generosity and support of those who came before. We think back with sadness that for want of a capable, compassionate mentor, too many eager and talented novices drop out before they had gained the confidence and…