In this week’s Field Notes: Let’s Talk Taxes, executive director Emily Kirkpatrick encourages members to write their Congressional representatives and explain how proposals to do away with the following current tax breaks affect them personally:
- The Teacher Expense Deduction
- The Graduate Student Loan Interest Deduction
- The Exemption for Graduate Tuition Waivers
Members can visit NCTE’s Action Alert page for information on writing their representatives.
The following blogs describe books published through NCTE:
- In Let’s Talk about (Teaching) Writing, member Sandra L. Tarabochia explores cross-curricular literacy work in her book, Reframing the Relational: A Pedagogical Ethic for Cross-Curricular Literacy Work.
- Members Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides, Robert Petrone, and Mark A. Lewis study Adolescence in the English Language Arts in their book, Re-thinking the “Adolescent” in Adolescent Literacy.
- In Understanding Language, member Melinda McBee Orzulak suggests five ways to support ELL students in responsive ELA classrooms.
Editor Julie Gorlewski offers a sneak peek at November’s English Journal: Death in the English Classroom.
Because of conversations spurred by the NCTE Committee against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English, members Lorena Germán and Jazmen Moore recorded two videos. In Stop Wasting Time, Lorena urges her colleagues to make their lessons meaningful. Jazmen Moore encourages her colleagues to reflect on their practice in Rethinking Woke.
Member Julia Franks offers an alternative view in Let’s Stop Pretending To Kill a Mockingbird is Progressive on Race.
Lisa Fink continues her series highlighting the ten key issues from “Professional Knowledge for the Teaching of Writing” in “Conventions and the Relationship between Writers and Readers” and “Everyone Has the Capacity to Write.”