It is so tempting to center ourselves in our work as teachers. It makes sense why this might happen. As an old friend of mine says, “We make the work, we do the work, we grade the work.” We stay in our own classrooms, or now, as COVID may have it, behind our own screens, as our students rotate in and out, traversing a broader educational landscape and navigating the complexities of their lives beyond school. I’m sometimes guilty of thinking...
Dear English Teachers of West Virginia,
We are passionate teachers who are committed to providing our students with the highest quality instruction and most valuable learning experience we can offer. We believe English teachers throughout our state have a story to tell, expertise to share, and the ability to change and shape the lives of our students. We believe that when teachers are connected, have a voice, and are plugged in, students benefit.
WVCTE provides teachers a network for meaningful professional learning, so our classrooms become places where learning matters and endures.
Please join us in uniting West Virginia educators. Let’s inspire greatness together.
WVCTE Executive Committee
WVCTE Best Practices Blog
BY: LIZ JORGENSEN “And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.” -Michael Scott Dear West Virginia teachers, This may very well be Read more…
An elegy moves from grief to praise of the idealized dead to solace. This elegy for 2019-2020 reminds us that school is about teaching younger humans to be better humans, and in the process, becoming better humans ourselves. Here’s a call to look for what can lead you forward.