Dr. Chad Miller is the 2012 Hawaiʻi Teacher of the Year, a National Board Certified teacher, and is currently an Associate Specialist at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Institute for Teacher Education Secondary program. Additionally, Dr. Miller serves as the Director of Teacher Development at the University’s Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education. In this “hybrid” role, Dr. Miller teaches Language Arts methods courses, as well as “Philosophy for Children” courses in the College of Education to secondary teacher candidates. He also serves as a Philosopher in Residence, where he collaborates with and supports teacher candidates and veteran K-12 teachers as they incorporate the activity of philosophy into their classroom practice through the use of the “Philosopher’s Pedagogy.” Regardless if he is thinking about the environmental implications of “driving” clouds with third graders, the cyclical nature of violence and drug abuse with sophomores in their Language Arts classes, or the value of living the “examined life” with undergraduates, Dr. Miller finds himself participating in extremely meaningful and rigorous philosophical inquiries with students and teachers each day.
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Videos of Practice
with Chad Miller
Creating thoughtful and compassionate students by engaging them in the activity of philosophy
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12