Author Bio

Amy Niklasch is a sixth-grade teacher at Reeths-Puffer Intermediate School in Muskegon, MI whose current work includes an embedded literacy approach to Social Studies education. She currently mentors new teachers, is the lead facilitator of MAISD’s New Teacher Community, develops and writes creative curriculum, and instructs on the pedagogy of the 21st century educator. She can be reached at niklasca@reeths-puffer.org.


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