Teaching and learning under adverse conditions

Join educational researcher Nina Alonso for a new podcast series as she shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, talking in their own words about their own experiences. In this episode of Teachers’ Voices, we explore the challenges of teaching and learning under adverse conditions with special guest, Willem Frankenhuis. Willem is an expert … Read more

5 College Degrees with the Brightest Outlook

It goes without saying that the current job market is competitive. The U.S. unemployment rate right now is steady at just under 9%. That’s nearly three million people looking for jobs, good jobs, jobs for which new college graduates will also be applying. The good news is that this year, hiring for college grads is … Read more

The Best Online Pharmacy Tech Schools

Pharmacy technicians work hand-in-hand with pharmacists in running pharmacies, nursing homes and similar professional work environments. They are a fundamental part of the pharmacy circle as they help in compounding, measuring, and dispensing medication as required. They also handle administrative work like inventory management, filing insurance claims, and keeping records. The pharmacy tech industry provides … Read more

Class size is a complex issue

Class size has historically been a contentious issue for parents, schools, and policymakers. There has been a lot of research on the topic, but in many cases the wrong questions have been asked. Taking a look at the evidence, the authors of a new book argue that class size does indeed matter, but why and … Read more

What can we learn from teachers around the world?

Join educational researcher Nina Alonso for a new podcast series as she shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, talking in their own words about their own experiences. Welcome to the first episode of Teachers’ Voices where you’ll hear three very different stories of teachers teaching in very different learning environments. These educators all … Read more

The Four R’s of Summer

Can you believe it? The first day of July will be here before we know it! Here are a few suggestions to get you in the summer mindset:
Reflect.Take some time to consider the journey you’ve taken this school year. What will you take into the next school year? What will you leave behind? This blog post shares an example of that kind of reflection.
Recharge.One way to prime your batteries for the next school year is to learn something new! A couple of options we recommend this summer are the 2021 Literacies and Languages for All (LLA) Summer Institute and the 2021 Summer Sandbox Series, a four-week series exploring the historic, creative, civic, and disciplinary qualities of annotation.
Relax.“Self-care matters because you matter.” Here are a few tips to get you started.
Read!We’re pretty sure you’ve got a summer reading list going already! If you are looking for additional suggestions for professional titles, flip through the latest NCTE catalog. Resources from the Build Your Stack® initiative can help build your book knowledge and provide ideas for your classroom library.
How do you plan to spend your summer?
It is the policy of NCTE in all publications, including the Literacy & NCTE blog, to provide a forum for the open discussion of ideas concerning the content and the teaching of English and the language arts. Publicity accorded to any particular point of view does not imply endorsement by the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, the staff, or the membership at large, except in announcements of policy, where such endorsement is clearly specified.

“Teachers’ stories need to be shared”

In a new BOLD podcast series, educational researcher Nina Alonso shares powerful stories from teachers around the world, as well as insights from experts on learning and development. In a conversation with BOLD Editor-in-Chief Gemma Wirz, Nina explains what motivated her to create the podcast, and what she has learned from talking with teachers across … Read more

“Students learn how to behave online”

Minecraft is fun – but it’s also a useful tool for teachers. Swiss teacher Stefan Huber’s students explore complex issues while also reflecting on their online behavior. Caroline Smrstik Gentner: What led you to start using Minecraft in your lessons? Stefan Huber: During the first Covid-19 lockdown in spring 2020, I felt that we were … Read more