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12 Quotes to Convince You to Join an NCTE Affiliate

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“The NDCTE has held such an esteemed place in my teaching life for many years. The organization allows for and encourages so much growth and dedication to our noble profession. Yes, the tremendous paperwork can be grueling, but continued inspiration comes from fellow English teachers and appreciative students…”
–-Kristi Frahm, 2013 North Dakota Council of Teachers of English Teacher of the Year

“OCTELA believes that all children can learn and that educators should work to ensure students are reading and comprehending grade level texts, as reading is the foundation for higher level thinking and learning. However, we know that children do not learn at the same rate, or achieve grade-level mastery at the same time or under the same circumstances.”—Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Position Statement on the Third Grade Guarantee

“WCTE strengthens the teaching of English Language Arts through mentoring, scholarship, advocacy, and collegiality.”—Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English mission.

“Teachers make an immeasurable investment in our economy and world. The original purpose of the educational system was to create and foster law abiding and productive citizens. Every educator is a part of creating thoughtful and reflective people. One day our students will be the leaders of our nation, the heads of households, and the examples for future generations.”—Jacquelyn Phillips, Summer 2015 Newsletter West Houston Area Council of Teachers of English

“Our mission is to:
•support the teaching of reading, writing, and literacy across the state
•provide professional development opportunities for teachers through publications, events and programs throughout the year, and an annual convention
•honor and reward educators for the work in our field and for the dedication to the profession
•provide a professional network for educators to sustain their personal and professional growth
•serve as advocates for teachers and students.”—Tennessee Council of Teachers of English

Washington Language Arts Council

“TCTELA works to advance the literacy growth of all Texas students by developing a network of diverse professionals and by providing professional development based on best practices in education.”
—Mission statement Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts

“Retired teacher cleaning out files. Hamlet, Lear, Othello, Much Ado, Tale of Two Cities, mythology, Oedipus, Antigone, Iliad, AP Materials
Lots of professional books……..adolescent lit paired with classics …Would love for a teacher to have these materials rather than throw them away.”—Shelby-Memphis (TN) Council of Teachers of English Language Arts

“In 1991 the New York State English Council instituted a program to recognize Outstanding English/Language Arts Programs throughout New York State. We are looking for unique and effective programs which have been in place for at least three years and which have enriched English Language Arts instruction by offering creative opportunities for studentsand teachers.”—New York State English Council

Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English Language Arts is:
•Experienced, talented educators willing to share their diverse knowledge with teachers at any level or years of service.
•A safe haven for the exchange of your concerns and ideas.
•A network of people and resources upon which you can draw at anytime in addition to our once a year conference that offers a degree of collegiality that may be missing in your professional life.
•Caring, enthusiastic colleagues ready and willing to support you, validate your classroom practice, and celebrate your successes!”

“Is this organization just for secondary and higher education English teachers? Certainly not. NCETA is the organization for that middle school teacher who is asking how to manage a moodle and promote reading comprehension. NCETA is the organization for that elementary school teacher who shares the responsibilities for literacy education in the 21st century.”—North Carolina English Teachers Association