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In “Chalking the Line,” Professor Deb Meyer’s monthly blog series, she covers all things education. New blog articles are released throughout the academic year.

Recent Posts

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education

April 23, 2024 | 9 Minute Read

Engaging Families

Engaging Families in Schools Today

October 24, 2023 | 7 Minute Read

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The Science of Reading

September 26, 2023 | 10 Minute Read

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What is Instructional Coaching?

August 15, 2023 | 6 Minute Read

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How to Thank a Teacher

November 23, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

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What Makes a Great Teacher Mentor?

November 2, 2021 | 5 Minute Read

An illustration of three students making up for lost time as schools go back to normal.

Schools Can’t Just ‘Go Back to Normal’

August 30, 2021 | 7 Minute Read

Set teaching goals that are REAL, and you'll set yourself up for success in the new school year.

Make Your Teaching Goals REAL This Year

August 27, 2019 | 8 Minute Read

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What Is Teacher Leadership?

March 15, 2019 | 9 Minute Read

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4 Reasons to Love Teaching

February 14, 2019 | 7 Minute Read

You might have your own reasons to teach, but here are five core justifications for becoming a teacher.

5 Reasons to Teach

January 16, 2019 | 7 Minute Read

About the Author

Deb Meyer is a professor of education at Elmhurst University and a former classroom teacher in Mesa, Arizona. She teaches undergraduate courses to prospective teachers in educational psychology and upper elementary/middle school literacy methods and graduate courses in teacher leadership.

She launched her “Chalking the Line” series in January of 2019.

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