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Dominic Kinsley 
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For many teachers, putting the “service” into service learning can present a challenge. We all recognize the educational benefits of sending students...
Amber Chandler 
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There has been a paradigm shift in the last 15 years when it comes to how we view smoking cigarettes. Thanks to aggressive anti-smoking campaigns,...
Scott Hirschfeld 
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On Oct. 10, at just 17 years of age, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. A tireless champion of children’s...
Amber Chandler 
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The first thing I pay attention to when I walk into your house isn’t if the floors are clean. God knows mine usually aren’t. It isn’t the size of...
Amber Chandler 
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When I was a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire in 1997, I remember my boyfriend, who was a bit of a computer “enthusiast,” telling...
Amber Chandler 
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I’m going to come right out and say it: Many schools don’t do enough to prevent bullying behaviors. Schools try—through assemblies, policies,...
Amber Chandler 
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I’m an English teacher. I love irony. However, this irony I could do without: I’m writing about classroom management when, for the first time in at...
Amber Chandler 
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Every year, there’s the week or two when the stomach bug hits, or strep throat makes the rounds. I remember an October a few years ago when Western...
Amber Chandler 
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The first time I saw the words “culturally responsive teaching” was on a student-teacher evaluation form rubric. It was a new phrase for me, but as a...
Amber Chandler 
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We’ve all had “that parent” in our teaching careers. Whether it be an email every single day to make sure Tommy handed in his homework, or accessing...