Last week one of Getting Smart’s teacher bloggers, Amber Chandler, was named the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) 2018 Educator of the Year. The award, supported by the AMLE Foundation Fund, “recognizes outstanding practitioners in middle level education—those who have made a significant impact on the lives of young adolescents through exemplary leadership, vision, and advocacy.”

For the past 3 years she has been able to provide insight into topics such as social-emotional learning (SEL), project-based learning (PBL), and even creating “escape room”-esque puzzle experiences in her classroom. To say we are excited for her would be an understatement, so from all of us at Getting Smart, congratulations Amber!

“As the facilitator of my student’s learning, I do need to retain ownership of some aspects of their learning, but if I am to truly create writers who write things that the world will want to read, I’ve got to open the world up to them.”

Interested in more amazing quotes like the one above? Make sure to check out some of Amber’s most popular best posts:

We look forward to seeing what Amber does next!


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