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

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.

Smart Review | The New Art and Science of Teaching

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Robert Marzano’s book "The New Art and Science of Teaching" retains the magic of the original edition while approaching learning from a new perspective, reflecting the changing attitudes in education and the influence of growth mindset.

Smart Review | Tested: An Education Documentary

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This documentary follows New York City middle school students as they prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), hoping to be one of the very small group of students admitted to three prestigious specialized NYC high schools.

Becoming Macro and Micro Focused Educators

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As a teacher, I’m challenging myself to zero in daily on one student and look for their story to understand the complexities of learning for that particular child and make any shifts that would help them.

Do You Want To Be A Thought Leader?

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It's important for educators to share their experience and claim their place at the (digital) thought leadership table to keep improving innovation in our education system. So here are three ways they can work towards becoming recognized thought leaders.
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Three Tips for Stoking the Fires of Overachievers

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This year I have a group of really hard working, dedicated students who will rise to the occasion every single time I raise the bar, and I want to keep them excited to learn. Here are three tips to stoke the fires of these students who are already burning brightly.

Preparing Students For Future Success with PBL and SEL

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This spring, I’m planning to launch the project detailed here in my PBL classroom to marry the mind and spirit of my middle schoolers using poetry, technology and social-emotional learning, and help them gain needed skills for the future.

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