Amber Chandler

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Amber Chandler is a National Board Certified middle school ELA teacher in Hamburg, New York with a Master’s Degree in Literature, as well as a School Building Leader certification. She is the 2018 Association for Middle Level Educators’ “Educator of the Year.” Amber has enjoyed a wide variety of teaching opportunities--from 6th grade remediation, to college courses, to education workshops on Differentiation, Danielson’s Domains, and Project Based Learning. No matter which level Amber is teaching, the goal is always the same: engage students to take charge of their own learning.

Amber’s blogs and articles have appeared in Middleweb, ShareMyLesson, Getting Smart, ASCD’s “Ideas From the Field,” Mom’s Rising, The EdVocate, AMLE magazine, as well as New York Teacher. She has served as a co-moderator for #WhatIsSchool education chat, as well as initiating the first #NYEdVoice Twitter chat as a New York Educator’s Voice Fellow. Amber has appeared as a guest on BAM! Radio Network to discuss the benefits of Project Based Learning, as well as webcasts for AMLE on the importance of teaching speaking and listening skills, and how to use artifacts to improve teacher evaluation in APPRs.

Amber was chosen from a nationwide search as one of a handful of panelist for Fordham’s “Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation Assessments” to evaluate how state assessments compare in their ability to assess Common Core Standards. She’s also served as a School Review Team member, offering her observations and expertise, particularly in the area of Project Based Learning.

Amber is an active AFT member as a ShareMyLesson Ambassador and participant in the Resource and Materials Development at the Summer Educators Academy. Amber also is a featured contributor for the AFT blog, “Classroom Voices.” She serves as the President for her local, Frontier Central Teachers Association. 

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Amber Chandler
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
This is the compare/contrast assignment for Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Nag. It utililzes prior knowledge about the short story "Amigo Brothers."
Amber Chandler
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
Students use this website design analysis sheet to study the website design of their fellow students when they are presenting. It keeps them engaged...
Amber Chandler
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
This is a fun assignment to get students in the right mindset to study poetry. Can be used as an introduction, formatively, or summatively.
Amber Chandler
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
This is a cute activity to do with students while studying Grammar. It is a good formative assessment, and I like to have them share their creations.
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
Megan Bickert, one of my 8th graders created this project. You have to know the book really well, but it is a cool example for other students to see.
Amber Chandler
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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:12pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
These are my resources to teach "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. I used this at the end of the year, so much of it is review of short...
Amber Chandler
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
Basic, but useful.
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Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 2:52pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
This is an activity that can be used as an opener to the school year or in January. It is a good reflective activity as well. Students choose one...
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  • MS, HS
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This is a slideshow that I use to help students reflect on their own personalities as we begin to study the characters in The Outsiders.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:39pm
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This is an assignment I do instead of a memoir in the 8th grade. I have also used it with high school juniors successfully. This is the essay...