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That Wasn’t on the Syllabus: Survival Guide for New Teachers and Their Mentors

That Wasn’t on the Syllabus: Survival Guide for New Teachers and Their Mentors
March 23, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
1 hour
Grade Level PreK, Grades K-12, Higher Education, Adult Education, Professional Development


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No matter how great the preparation program is, the minute you become a “real teacher” lots of theory goes out the window in favor of “real life” practical advice that helps you navigate the complexities of being a new teacher. This 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session will help new teachers and their mentors consider important topics like institutional knowledge, handling conflict, social media, unions, and how to keep all the balls in the air!

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional development provider, and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved professional development provider.

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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.

To learn more about her work, check out Amber Chandler's website here.




ShareMyLesson Mentoring Webinar.pptx

March 23, 2023
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Amber Chandler Talks Virtual Conference 2023
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1 Review
This is a must-see webinar, for both new and veteran teachers, on the importance of mentorship. Educators, new and seasoned, can learn and grow from each other. We must remain open minded in order to be successful in our classrooms.
Natalie Dean
March 29, 2023