The Kansas Association of Teachers of English (KATE) is the KS affiliate for the National Council of Teachers of English. We are dedicated to discovering and sharing the best teaching practices that enhance our students' skills in the English Language Arts.
· Annual KATE conference is October 30-31, 2014 in Wichita.
· KATE board members -- Our next board meeting is a retreat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Watermark Books (4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67218)
In the weeks that have passed since the 2013 KATE conference, I have reflected on the presentations from both Kathleen Blake-Yancey and Alan Sitomer, as well as those of several breakout session presenters. It seems at every turn, I found inspiration for improving my own professional practice. Even Friday’s student poets were a wonderful reminder for me about how unique a profession we are in. In the midst of the minutiae of talk around standards, interventions, assessments, etc., just to bask in the brilliance of young people in all its forms each day is something of which most professions are deprived. How lucky we are to have KATE to bring us these reminders each year.