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Amber Chandler

Amber Chandler
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Amber Chandler is a middle school teacher at Frontier Middle School in Hamburg, NY. Follow Amber on Twitter, @MsAmberChandler.

Words of Wisdom To Inspire & Motivate Educators

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The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and many of us could use a little motivation to make it across the finish line. Here are some of my favorite words of wisdom from teachers and leaders who help me stay moving.

3 Lessons Learned Building Student Digital Portfolios

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I decided this past fall that my students would build digital portfolios of all of their work this year. Here are three of the lessons I learned while implementing this endeavor.

Smart Review | Heart! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader

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As a teacher who considers relationships the center of what I do, I was impressed by Timothy Kanold's interesting take on ensuring that your impact on others' lives is a positive one. Here, I share my other impressions of his latest book.

Smart Review | Curly Bracket: The Hidden Code

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As an English teacher, I'm always looking for books that take a creative approach to getting students interested in learning. Based on my 8th graders' reactions, Curly Bracket: The Hidden Code hits the nail on the head.

Allowing Authentic Discovery in the Middle School Classroom

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After finishing a more traditional assignment in my PBL classroom, I realized that we still need to allow the time and space for authentic discovery with students to help them connect.

Smart Review | Interactive Math App Makes Fractions Fun

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The interactive app Mlob Rule makes the normally rote task of reviewing fractions into an engaging and fun opportunity for parents and teachers to sneak learning into gaming.

Creating Powerful Student Learning Experiences with Escape Rooms

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As soon as I completed my first Escape Room experience I knew I needed to replicate it for my own classroom. Here are several helpful resources and things I learned as I planned this powerful student learning experience.

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