Connecting ELA Teachers

Manitoba Association of Teachers of English is all things English Language Arts (ELA), striving to help English teachers connect with one another, hone their craft, access ELA resources, and register for the MATE MTS PD Day each October. Become a member and join our mission.

SPANDORA POETRY CONTEST: Many thanks to the teachers and students who submitted over 300 poems to this year’s contest. Inspiring work to say the least. We’ll compile the poems and post them in mid-September.


MATE MTS PD DAY OCTOBER 20: REGISTER NOW! Our virtual event with the theme ‘Poetry Alive’ includes a keyote and workshop from Melissa Smith, the creator of the #TeachLivingPoets hashtag and; workshop by Teacher/Slam Poet Mike Johnson;  and closing inspiration by Manitoba Poet Laureate Chimwemwe Undi.  What a day!  Only 30 bucks.

Why Join MATE?


Consider connecting with our experienced MATE Mentors who are happy to share their ideas, strategies and expertise to aid you in your ELA journey and offer support for your classroom


Access a variety of online resources shared by MATE members that may enhance your lessons or add creative nuances to your classroom practices

Book Club

MATE offers a Book Club for those interested in building a community of readers who also like to discuss books with extra ELA flair. Watch announcements for Book Club Dates and Times

Join  MATE by completing the form below and we’ll get in touch with you.