Today marks National Day on Writing. To celebrate the evolution and art of writing, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) began this annual tribute in 2009. This movement is supported by the need for building literacy through writing. Today, we want to inspire you and your children to pick up a pencil and write something—anything!
August is usually filled with an air of anticipation and excitement for getting back to school. This year, however, you’re probably in a cloud of stress. With distance learning on the horizon, parents will be doubling as part-time teachers, siblings will replace familiar classmates and friends, and schedules still include a LOT of time at home.
For many teachers and students, that first day of school may look quite a bit different this year as our nation continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. Many schools and districts will remain online, and teachers whose classrooms are traditionally brick and mortar now find themselves faced with the challenge of starting the school year in a virtual setting.