ICTE’s Yo Teach Podcast

Banned Books Week Bonus Mini-Episode | A Preview of a Special Conversation with A.S. King and Andrew Smith

Austin Hall and Jennifer Paulsen tease their upcoming YA Author Tag Team segment with a clip from their recent interview with YA all-stars A.S. King and Andrew Smith. As we approach Banned Books Week 2017, hear what they have to say about their books being challenged, soft censorship, and the belief held by some that having books banned leads to better sales.

A special thank you to A.S. King, Andrew Smith, and Jennifer Paulsen. Music for this episode from the Free Music Archive by the artist BOPD. Look for the extended interview in next month’s full, October episode of the ICTE Yo Teach! Podcast.

 

And So It Begins | Episode 5 of ICTE’s YO TEACH! Podcast

Welcome to Episode 5 of the YO TEACH! Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Show Notes

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Wendy Bollhoefer, Kelly Murley, Nikki Smith, and Kirstey Ewald joined me for a session on book talks and reading during the August Eng Camp put on by ICTE in Ames, IA. Throughout the piece, we discuss the following books:

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel by Susan Jane Gilman

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

A special thanks to Britt Jungck for her contribution to the Yo Teach! segment.

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of An All-American Teen by Kate Fagan

Kate Fagan’s original article from ESPNW titled “Split Image”

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The First Chapter | Turning the Page | Episode 4 of ICTE’s YO TEACH Podcast

Welcome to Episode 4 of the YO TEACH Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Show Notes

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Maureen Snook, Rafael Benitez, and Vanessa Horstman just completed their first year teaching. All three share their experiences throughout the 2016-17 school year and provide us with a variety of things to consider and learn from as we all reflect on the past year.

A special thanks to members of the ICTE Executive Board — Melanie Wirtz, Jess Cakrasenjaya, Rafael Benitez, Haley Moehlis, Erin Miller, Missy Springsteen-Haupt, Jen Paulsen, Allison Berryhill, JoAnn Gage, and Kirstey Ewald — for their contributions to the Yo Teach! segment.

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

ICTE SUMMER WRITING RETREAT

Registration for ICTE Summer Writing Retreat:

http://tinyurl.com/ictesummerwriting 

Contact Haley Moehlis (haleymj@gmail.com) with questions

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Poetry in Motion: Celebrating #NaPoMo | Episode 3 of ICTE’s YO TEACH Podcast

Welcome to Episode 3 of the YO TEACH Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Show Notes

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Molly Pierce teaches English 9 and Advanced English 10 at Dowling Catholic High School. She is happy to be back in the Hawkeye State!

A special thanks to Allison Berryhill and Haley Moehlis for sharing poems for inclusion in this month’s episode.

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Get Lit Rising by Diane Luby Lane and the Get Lit Players

Click this link to see Khamal Iwuanyanwu perform his original poem, “Sepia” – one of my favorites from Get Lit Rising.

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth

Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

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Writing, Recharging, and MARCHing On | Episode 2 of ICTE’s YO TEACH Podcast

Welcome to Episode 2 of the YO TEACH Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Show Notes

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Chris Apling is an undergraduate student at the University of Northern Iowa. He is a pre-service teacher and ICTE member who will student teach next year. Follow him on Twitter @Aplings2Aplings.

A special thanks to Lauren Petri and Missy Springsteen-Haupt for sharing their tips to sustaining as a teacher during this time of year and Denise McAleer and Sheila Benson for allowing me to record our conversation during the Writing Retreat.

Books discussed and shared at the ICTE Writing Retreat:

Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Teacher-Writer: Creating Writing Groups for Personal and Professional Growth by Christine M. Dawson

Link to Donalyn Miller’s “Fallow Fields” blog post

Link to the Iowa Writing Project website

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

The Labor of Love Episode 1 of ICTE’s Yo Teach Podcast

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Yo Teach Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for joining us on this exciting journey.

Episode 1 Show Notes

ICTE’s mission is to facilitate deep connections and professional learning face-to-face and online for ELA teachers of all stages. To learn more about our organization, or simply to reach out to your ELA colleagues from across the state, visit us at our online homes:

Website: http://www.iowaenglishteachers.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iowaenglishteachers/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Twitter: @ICTE_Board

Instagram: @iowaenglishteachers

We want to hear from you! Follow this link to let us know what you’ve enjoyed hearing and/or to request certain topics, issues, trends be addressed in future episodes of the podcast. To submit a book talk for use in future episodes, send MP3 audio files to ahall@dowlingcatholic.org.

Registration for the IWP-Inspired Writing Retreat hosted by ICTE is now closed. As Haley mentioned during the conversation in this month’s podcast, we hope to offer additional events in the future, so be sure to keep an eye out for future invitations.

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Haley Moehlis is the Outreach Coordinator for ICTE. She has been an English teacher for twelve years and teaches at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. She teaches Advanced Placement Literature and English 2 (sophomores).

A special thanks to Missy Springsteen-Haupt, Jessica Cakrasenjaya, JoAnn Gage, Ginny Seibert, Jennifer Paulsen, Allison Berryhill, and Brenna Griffin for their contributions to the Why I Love Being an English Teacher segment. It’s evident their students are lucky to share a classroom with them.

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Books for Living by Will Schwalbe

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