The Norman Mailer Center and the National Council of Teachers of English are pleased to invite submissions for the 2011 Norman Mailer Writing Award for High School Teachers. Full- and part-time high school teachers are eligible to enter the competition. 2011 Norman Mailer Writing Award for High School Teachers
From five finalists, one…
Added by Kia Jane Richmond on June 25, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments
Here is the link to Governor Snyder's "Special Message on Education Reform"
It's very interesting reading, and deserves response. Feel free to write your Michigan Legislation or the Governor himself:
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I have noticed lately that students in my college classes seem to have different expectations and standards of excellence for books than for movies. What might be a fun and entertaining way to spend a couple of hours at the movies doesn't necessarily translate into a great read. Recently, my students read The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) in class. Each student who had seen the movie (which we did not view as a class) seemed disappointed with the film's changes to the…Continue
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On October 28th, 2011 Northern Michigan University will be hosting the second Writing Across the Peninsula Conference. We invite proposals for papers, panels, and poster-sessions that interpret the theme, "Shifting Shorelines: Revision at the Water's Edge." We encourage proposals from faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and secondary educators.
The call for proposal information sheet and forms can be found on our…
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Michigan Council of Teachers of English, Recipient of the NCTE Affiliate Excellence Award 2010
MCTE Membership – Working for You!
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Here is the link to the latest Michigan Youth Arts Education Newsletter. http://tinyurl.com/4v5vwr6
Thank you to all who sent in…Continue
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In the course of helping with the Writing Improvement (WI) class yesterday, the English teacher and I had a brainstorm: Zombieland!
We teach in an alternative high school, so our students are more than usually against the idea of writing anything at all, even in a writing class. We have been following Baron Wormser's and David Cappella's Poetry-Centered Classroom approach in the WI class this year, having had to re-write the entire curriculum last summer, and while…Continue
Added by Lynnette Van Dyke on October 8, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments
This past school year was horrendous. Then I was extended an invitation to participate in the Chippewa River Writing Project Summer Institute. At a Spring Showcase, I spoke with a former college professor and mentor. Explaining that I felt on the verge of teacher burnout (after only 10 years!), she encouraged me by saying, "This is just what you need!" She was right -- this wonderful opportunity for professional development renewed my dedication and refreshed my spirit.
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Remember to save Friday, October 29, 2010, for the annual fall conference of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English.
MCTE's Autumn Assembly/Fall Conference 2010 is scheduled for October 29th, a Friday, at The Lansing Lexington Hotel.
The theme is Focusing the Kaleidoscope: Re-Imagining English Language Arts in Michigan!
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I am directing The Crucible in just a few weeks. It would be a great experience to bring students to see this performance! If you have a group of students who you are interested in bringing please contact me. The following is more information about the show.
The Wyoming Park Theater Company is proud to…Continue
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