ACE It Together

Insights from ACE Students, Alumni and Faculty

About this blogger

Andrea Parker, graduate of American College of Education

Andrea Parker

Andrea Parker is a National Board Certified Teacher and has been an educator for the Chicago Public School system since 2004. She currently teaches middle school English language arts. In 2011, Andrea earned her master’s degree at ACE in educational leadership. She earned her Ed.D. in Leadership from ACE in 2021.  

Andrea also co-founded the non-profit organization, The Write Cafe, where she and her partner facilitate writing workshops for students, families, and couples.

Posts by Andrea

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Ready, Set, Re-engage Students in In-Person Learning

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Celebrate Poetry with Meaningful and Engaging Activities

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Building Character Will Prepare Students for College and Careers

  • Tips From the Classroom

    How to Make the Most of Virtual Field Trips

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Build Rapid Rapport with Students Through These Writing Activities

  • School-Life Balance

    COVID-19 Postponed But Won't Prevent My 2020 Doctorate

  • Tips From the Classroom

    How to Listen and Engage with Students About Black Lives Matter

  • Tips From the Classroom

    How to Keep Grading from Taking Over Your Life

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Make Your Classroom Honeymoon Phase Last the Whole Year

  • Tips From the Classroom

    How to Keep Students in Line While They're Online

  • Professional Growth

    5 Smart Ways to Choose Your Summer PD

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Reality TV: Some Binge-Worthy Shows Are Valuable Teaching Tools

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Use Black History Month to Cultivate Student Activism

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Your Students Created Their Vision Boards. Now What?

  • Professional Growth

    How Online Education Transformed my Teaching and Leadership

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Avoid Teacher Burnout With 10 Ridiculously Easy Changes

  • School-Life Balance

    Considering an Online College? What to Research Before You Commit

  • Tips From the Classroom

    Why PLCs are Teachers' Greatest Resource – And How to Create Your Own

  • Tips From the Classroom

    6 Routines Every Teacher Needs to Establish for Back-to-School

  • Tips From the Classroom

    7 Ways to Jumpstart Your Professional Growth this Summer

  • School-Life Balance

    I Was a Skeptic of Online Learning Until I Got My Master's Degree Online

  • Tips From the Classroom

    3 Keys to Transforming the Shy Student into an Effective Leader