National Council of Teachers of English
An English teacher for over thirty years—from Irving High School (Texas) and finally to Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she presently lectures occasionally—Chadwick is a consultant for school districts around the country and assists English departments with curricula to reflect diversity and cross-curricular content. Chadwick is also the former President of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Working both nationally and abroad, Chadwick’s publications include The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; “Making Characters Come Alive! Using Characters for Identification and Engagement;” “Mark Twain Meets Generation Z: Challenges, Questions, and New Perspectives” (in press); Writing for Life: Using Literature to Teach Writing, Common Core/Paradigmatic Shifts and Teaching Literature in the Context of Literacy Instruction, “We Dare Not to Teach What We Know We Must: The Importance of Difficult Conversations,” English Journal, 106.2 (2016), 88-91; “21st Century Challenge: Necessary Perspectives on Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Anti-Slavery Novels;” Critical Insights: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. W. Wilson, 2016.
Awards and honors include: Honor A Teacher—Harvard University; Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award; The Intellectual Freedom Award; cited as Notable Educator since WWII in Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph; presented at the White House in 2001: The White House Salute to American Authors; and the Mercedes Bonner Leadership Award 2017.
"Green Pens, Marginal Notes: Re-Thinking Writing and Student Engagement" and "Making Characters Come Alive: Using Characters for Identification and Engagement," 21st century instructional approaches for teachers and students-cross curricula and critical thinking.
Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards, a book series from NCTE and a site dedicated to exploring the Core.