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By Karla Hilliard Classroom noises come in all varieties, and we teachers know the good from the bad. We teachers are freakishly attuned to clicking and clacking, to chattiness and cattiness, to confusion and concern, to excitement and epiphany. And there's nothing quite like the sound of...

By Dustin Hixenbaugh Attending this year's NCTE Convention are a number of ELA celebrities (Sherman Alexie! Jacqueline Woodson! Jason Reynolds!) that I'd love to run into and snap a selfie with while we're all standing in line for the water fountain. But the famous person I'm...

“Mrs. Poling, do you snap?” I have to confess to being confused for a minute. I looked at the fingers of my right hand, raised them in front of my face, and snapped them.  “Do you mean snap my fingers?” I asked, still a little befuddled. ...

By Jessica Salfia In honor of National Banned Books Week…  A Love Letter to My Favorite Banned Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian  I once heard author Brad Meltzer say of Neil Gaiman’s writing “There are books you like.  There are books you love.  And then, there are books...

Dear English Teachers of West Virginia,

We are a group of 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 when teachers are connected, have a voice, and are plugged in, students benefit. WVCTE provides teachers a professional experience that inspires greatness, so they can reach their students in ways that result in learning that matters and endures.   

Please join us in uniting West Virginia educators. 

Let’s inspire greatness together. 

WVCTE Executive Committee