Chalk Talk is a monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette that gives voice to educators. This summer we're featuring some past columns by WMWP teachers who have written about their students, education, and themselves. We invite you to read what teachers are saying and to encourage awareness of educators in the public sphere.
This week's offering is by science teacher Amber O'Reilly, who writes about the importance of connecting content with what is culturally, emotionally, and situationally relevant to students. To read the full story, click on the quotation.
If you are interested in writing a piece for Chalk Talk, please contact WMWP Outreach Co-director Kevin Hodgson via dogtrax(at)gmail(dot)com for more information. Chalk Talk writers typically live or work in the Daily Hampshire Gazette's circulation area of the upper Pioneer Valley.
To read all of the archived Chalk Talk columns, be sure to visit the WMWP page http://www.umass.edu/wmwp/calendar-events/chalk-talk-articles.