We’re excited to see you in Houston for National Council of Teachers in English 2018! We’re looking forward to dining on Tex-Mex and BBQ, viewing Houston Street art, and more. When you’re not at Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s general session or Luis Moll’s elementary section, why not visit the TC Press booth? We have a lot to celebrate this year at the Teachers College Press booth #512, including the 2018 David H. Russell Award winner, Campano et al. Partnering with Immigrant Communities.

Conference Tips

  • Have a book proposal? Reach out to our editors beforehand to schedule an appointment at the meeting.
  • Plan ahead! Check out the program before arriving in Houston. Also, check out the TC Press booth book signings here.
  • Nearby restaurants will be crowded during peak lunch hours. Make the most of your time by eating during non peak hours or choosing a place that’s a little further out.
  • Pack lightly. Make sure you have enough room in your bag for conference freebies, souvenirs, and, of course, books!
  • Make sure to have water! You’ll most likely be walking and talking quite a bit, be sure to stay hydrated. Take advantage of the tea and coffee breaks during the conference.

What attendees are looking forward to at NCTE 2018

Marciano“Attending NCTE reminds me of the collective power of English and language arts educators to create more equitable educational opportunities for students across the United States and beyond. I’m excited to learn alongside educators I’ve collaborated with across multiple contexts and those I’ll meet for the first time. Most importantly, I’m looking forward to leaving NCTE full of new ideas and energized by the work of teachers, researchers, authors, and activists featured in the sessions, workshops, and events that make NCTE all that it is.”

– Joanne Marciano, co author of Classroom Cultures: Equitable Schooling for Racially Diverse Youth with a book signing on November 16th at 4:30 PM

rozema“As for NCTE, I always come away with a range of new ideas for my teacher education courses. This year, I’m especially interested in the Rainbow/LGBTQ strand, especially in light of the recent language from the administration. I also enjoy seeing my English Education colleagues from across the country.”

– Robert Rozema, author of Seeing the Spectrum: Teaching English Language Arts to Adolescents with Autism with a book signing on November 16th at 4 PM

beck“Student activism is on the rise, and with this shift English-Language Arts teachers have a special role to play in helping our students hone their skills in spoken, written and visual communication. I’m looking forward to hearing about how NCTE members all over the country are using creative approaches to teaching and assessing composition for social impact.”

– Sarah Beck, author of  A Think-Aloud Approach to Writing Assessment: Analyzing Process and Product with Adolescent Writers with a book signing on November 16th at 4 PM

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