Posts by Amber Chandler


Balancing Choice, Collaboration and Community

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.


Smart Review | Check123

Though videos in general aren’t new or innovative, this platform is. If you’ve ever googled a topic and found a million videos, then wasted your planning period wading through them, this tool may be for you.


Words of Wisdom To Inspire & Motivate Educators

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.

STEM & Maker

Smart Review | Curly Bracket: The Hidden Code

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.