The Council Chronicle
NCTE's membership magazine covers issues and trends in the English language arts and tips and resources for your classroom.
Volume 28, Number 3, March 2019
Welcome to the March 2019 issue of NCTE's Council Chronicle! Read stories of teachers advocating, innovating, and inspiring throughout this issue!
Read how poet Kyle Vaughn, author of the recent NCTE book Lightning Paths: 75 Poetry Writing Exercises, helps students craft inspiration.
Piloting an LGBTQ Book Club for Middle Grade Students
NCTE President Franki Sibberson says she always learns from talking to other teachers. "Connecting with other teachers inside and outside of our own schools is one of the best ways I’ve found to meet the needs of my students."
Melinda D. Anderson
Read about one teacher's professional courage.
Curriculum demands and standardized testing are partially to blame for "stomping the personality" out of student writing, says Susanne Rubenstein. She is now dedicated to teaching students to find their own voice as one way to reclaim a classroom space where expression and experimentation are valued.
We asked popular graphic novelist Gareth Hinds to tell us a little about his work and why he loves coming to the NCTE Convention every year.
Several members of NCTE’s Executive Committee recently shared their thoughts on what leadership looks like in our field, and the inspiring ways in which they see teachers at the forefront of change in their schools and communities.
A Look at How Classroom Protocols and Better Family Engagement Can Help Teachers Reimagine Assessment from the Inside Out
How can we inspire a love of reading and writing in our students? Six popular young adult authors share their thoughts.
NCTE spring elections are here! Let your voice be heard!
When it comes to reading challenging texts, “we all need to help each other grow our own professional courage.”