About Me

Hello, my name is William Chamberlain. I am a husband, father, teacher, adjunct professor and an all-round overly busy guy. I work in the same elementary school I attended as a child. This school is special because my father, William, and uncle, Ross Pew, both graduated from it when it was a K-12 school. My grandmother Mary Jane Chamberlain,  grandfather Rex Chamberlain, and great aunt Mildred Timpken, all had a stint teaching here. That is why I care deeply about my community.

I received a BS in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State University and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University. I am a trained eMINTS teacher as well as a facilitator for the WetWild, and Learning Tree projects.

I teach junior high social studies at Noel Elementary school in Noel, Missouri. I  am also an adjunct professor for Crowder College where I have taught Foundations of Education, Technology for Teachers and a class on Microsoft Office.

I presented a session at METC in February 2011 on Comments4Kids, a blog and hash tag on Twitter that promotes the leaving of comments on student and teacher blog posts.

In June of 2011 I was a guest on The Tightwad Teacher podcast talking about how the internet allows us to experience the world.

In July of 2011 Paula Naugle and I presented on student blogging at The Reform Symposium.

I facilitated a session at #EdCampStL in February 2012 called Leave Your Technology at the Door.

I presented a session at METC February in 2012. The session was  Differentiating Instruction Using Basal Readers.

I presented a session on student blogging at the Joplin Technology Summit in 2012. Here is a link to an article from the Joplin Globe where I am quoted.

I facilitated a session at #EdCampStL in February 2013 on playing ukuleles. It was a lot of fun to share my musical interest with my friends.

I am a 2013 METC Midwest Spotlight Educator and presented sessions on student blogging and student video reflections.

In September I presented a session on blogging for the Missouri Gifted Educator Conference and the MOREnet Conference in the same week!

I facilitated at #EdCampKC, #EdCampWichita, and #EdCampSpringfield in 2013 and 2014 on a variety of topics.

I have been a guest on several BAM Radio education podcasts.

I am a moderator for #EdChat, the largest education chat on Twitter. It happens on Tuesdays at 12 and 7 PM EST.

I have co-moderated several Twitter education chats including #MoEdChat and #Patue

Strangely enough (thanks to Dr. John Strange) I have a scholarship award named after me at the University of South Alabama. Go Jaguars!.

I am a Den Star and a Fablevision Ambassador and a member of the Been for Education Advisory Board.

I am a member of the Council of Peers for the Bammy Awards as well as a Bam Radio 100 Most Influential Voices of 2014.

Because I have a tough time keeping my opinions to myself, I regularly posts on:

Mr. C's Class Blog

My blogs Mr. C's Class Blog, Comments4Kids, and my former professional At the Teacher's Desk have all received nominations for the Edublog Awards.

When I am not in class I can often be found on Twitter, following the University of Arkansas sports programs, reading, playing video games, or at church. I also like to listen to music, podcasts, and audio books. My new hobby is playing this ukulele, which I am sharing with my class.

You can contact me at wmchamberlain@gmail.com

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