Under the NCTE Constitution, the Council's positions on education issues are established by resolutions passed at the Annual Business Meeting for the Board of Directors and Other Members of the Council during NCTE's Annual Convention each November or by 2/3 vote of the NCTE Executive Committee. Members may propose position statements and guidelines other than resolutions. (from NCTE's website)
The position statements at the National Council of Teachers of English website can be useful for articulating particular practices and beliefs in teaching. Check them out.