Be the teacher every student remembers.

Who did you become because of a teacher?

Who will they become because of you?



Welcome to the Chalk and Chances project! I’m Julie Schmidt Hasson, a teacher, researcher and story collector. I’ve been on a mission to understand the ways memorable teachers leave a lasting impact on our hearts, minds and lives. I believe they still have much to teach us. Want to know more? Check out the stories on the blog page, and share your own story about a favorite teacher. Come back often or connect with me on social media for a daily dose of inspiration.


Chalk and Chances is a collection of stories about teachers who made an impact. Learn more about the project in this TEDx Talk.




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