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Swinging Open Our Classroom Doors

Here in the midwest, folks are already heading back to school. In “Swinging Open Our Classroom Doors” from English Journal, Katie Greene shares ideas for connecting with other teachers, exploring the surrounding school community, and engaging through social media. These are ways that teachers can experience the support of their professional communities and find the energy and inspiration to “throw open their doors.” Here are some additional resources from NCTE to support teachers as they head back to school:

Get Inspired! Ask Other Teachers for Advice
By joining NCTE, your membership introduces you to a diverse and knowledgeable community of peers through the NCTE Village. The Village is a professional home for teachers of English studies, literacy, and language arts. This is a place to grow and thrive together, while meeting your professional needs through community, connection, and collaboration.

Explore Your School Community
Read more about an investigation involving teachers and their students who worked together to explore the unknown knowledge and stories of their school’s neighborhood.

Get Connected through Social Media and Online Spaces
Follow NCTE on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Make sure to join NCTE on Twitter on the third Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. ET for #NCTEchat. We hope to see you on Sunday, August 19 when we chat about Back to School.

Back to School Resources
Sign up today for free back-to-school resources on the big topics we all wrestle with when turning the page on a whole new year.

How are you preparing to head back to school?