Posts by Amber Chandler
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.
Here are three ways that teachers can support 21st-century students as they balance overloaded personal schedules while trying to manage the workload of project-based learning.
For those teachers who want to dabble with Differentiation, but might not want to completely revamp their already effective classroom, here are three small steps toward creating a Flexible Classroom.
I recently had a chance to observe Angela Stockman, author of "Make Writing: 5 Strategies that Turn Writer’s Workshop Into a Makerspace, teaching in her studio and learned three key ways to bring the studio experience to all students.
I have been involved with the “Vision Committee” in my district for almost a year now, and this committee has served as an excellent template for creating meaning for its members, instead of just more work.
It's crucial for educators to intervene when students are not growing either academically, emotionally or socially. Here are three things I recently learned it's important for all of us to consider when employing intentional student intervention systems.
We live in a digital world with many online professional development opportunities for teachers. However, it's still important for educators to meet face-to-face to continue connecting with colleagues in a personal way.
The new school year will bring a new Special Education co-teacher to my project-based learning classroom. In order to ensure her success, here are three steps I plan to take to smooth the transition.
Everyone has creativity, and the book Make, Learn, Succeed: Building a Culture of Creativity in Your School by Mark Gura focuses on how to help all students find their own in the classroom.
By: Amber Chandler. A Smart Review of a new book regarding drones and how to safely and effectively implement their use in the classroom, as well as the potential for student-centered learning experiences.