February marks the kickoff the African American Read-In! Secondary educator Payton Dearmont prepares for celebrating the "diverse ideas, authors, and ultimately, literature" in her Freshman and Sophomore classes. By practicing culturally responsive pedagogy, Dearmont covers her goals of increasing engagement in the classroom, and emphasizing the need for students' sense of belonging.
Take a closer look at the cross-cultural curriculum and Dearmont's insights by clicking read more below!
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the 2023 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Being a newer educator, this experience was one that I cannot recommend enough! That is not to say that educators (or just the general English lover) of all years of experience would not benefit from attending this conference. From the astounding number of vendors and authors in the convention center itself to the hundreds of breakout sessions over the four days that it took place, this was a fount of knowledge!...
Educators, do you have insights, lessons, or writings you'd like to share? Read a message from Kansas English editor, Katie Cramer, on a great opportunity to publish work in an award-winning publication. Let's keep the insightful dialogue going! Check out the post to learn more!
A welcome memo from the (newly elected) 2023 KATE Pages Editor, Caleb K. Thornton.
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