#156 – Amanda Lucas (Middle School ELA Teacher, Writer & Podcaster)

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In this episode I sit down and speak with Amanda Lucas. She is a Middle School ELA Teacher, a Writer and Podcaster. We delve into her experiences as a teacher, ranging from carefully curating curriculum, to dealing with bullying, managing parent expectations, teaching in a post-COVID world and so much more. We also speak about her going from being a free-lance writer to having a featured article in Parents magazine, while still being an intern! She is also ½ of the hosts of the Podcast Ch! The teaching podcast for teachers who teach.

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Links referenced in this episode:

Check out Amanda’s Podcast: Ch! Wherever you listen to podcasts.

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ch/id1443818572

Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/3HLRAzQJiplVcsv68Ce0W0?si=YgEBWrKZSfeGK8nnA11dBw

Follow the Podcast on IG: @chcast

Follow Amanda on IG: @itzmeamandalee

Gotham Writers: https://www.writingclasses.com/

Parents Magazine: https://www.parents.com/parents-magazine/

Meredith Corporation: https://www.meredith.com/national-media/brands

Check out Leli’s Magical Stitches: https://vimeo.com/80441330

Articles by Amanda:

https://www.smilesforall.com/first-grade-first-love/

https://www.parents.com/baby/gear/sling/how-to-buy-a-backpack-carrier1/

https://www.parents.com/baby/gear/sling/14-baby-carriers/

Check out Elizabeth Acevedo’s website: http://www.acevedowrites.com/

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Your-Perfect-Mexican-Daughter/dp/1524700517/ref=sr_1_1?crid=7SGY6YEGY648&dchild=1&keywords=i%27m+not+your+perfect+mexican+daughter&qid=1592881345&sprefix=i%27m+not+your+per%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1

How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (The Tia Lola Stories): https://www.amazon.com/Lola-Came-Visit-Stay-Stories/dp/0440418704/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=tia+lola&qid=1592881392&sr=8-1

Fever 1793: https://www.amazon.com/Fever-1793-Laurie-Halse-Anderson/dp/0689848919/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Fever+1793&qid=1592881188&sr=8-1

Night: https://www.amazon.com/Night-Elie-Wiesel/dp/0374500010/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CF64KYF0BMZM&dchild=1&keywords=night+by+elie+wiesel&qid=1592883611&sprefix=night+by+%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-1

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