This year’s theme is “Reviving Engagement in ELA,” with an extended submission deadline of Wednesday, December 28, 2022. This year, we ask writers to consider ways to revive both student and teacher engagement in English Language Arts. For students, what strategies and content can promote their love of learning and literacy? For teachers, what practices can schools adopt or abandon to reduce burnout, reignite passion, and attract and retain new educators? Access the call for manuscripts here!
Our journal welcomes submissions from new and experienced teachers, including pre-service, in-service, undergraduate, and graduate students. We seek research and practitioner-oriented pieces (1000-2000 words), as well as personal essays (700-1000 words) and other creative responses related to the theme and geared towards an audience of P–12 and postsecondary English Language Arts educators.
Some of our student writers have adapted ideas from university coursework for publication, and/or co-authored pieces with their professors, so we wanted to extend this invitation in time for the fall semester. Previous writers have also successfully adapted content from conference presentations for submission.
NJCTE is thrilled to co-sponsor an inspiring NCTE event during Banned Books week! See below for details and registration.
As the school year begins, teachers and students are facing challenges to their intellectual freedom like never before. From state legislation to executive orders to school district policies to administrator actions, book bans are at an all-time high, and teacher shortages are affecting every corner of the nation. But as an ELA educator, you do not have to face these difficult circumstances alone.
Join leadership from NCTE’s Standing Committee Against Censorship, members from across the country, a host of state and regional affiliates, and Penguin Random House Education during Banned Books Week to learn about the landscape of censorship challenges in the classroom, discover what resources are available to you from NCTE and on the local level, and share uplifting ways to encourage students’ right to read and teachers’ freedom to teach.
This event is open to NCTE members, NCTE affiliate members, and any interested literacy educator. Register to attend. You will be asked to log in or create an account.
Help us plan NJCTE’s Spring Conference 2023! We need to hear from you, our members, to help finalize key details in our planning! Please take this brief survey and let your voice be heard! Also email us directly if you’d like to be even more involved with our conference planning.
We are thrilled to announce an exciting virtual workshop with Berit Gordon on October 6. See below and register here!
Get to a Well-Managed Classroom While Avoiding “Management”
We may work tremendously hard to manage our classroom, and still, our energy is sapped by directing and redirecting our students. This webinar will share 15 practical strategies that help you put your energy into teaching and students’ energy into learning. The goal is to avoid the exhausting task of “management” and build a culture where everyone thrives. (And maybe, just maybe, find a bit more joy in our teaching lives.)