Former Wonder Lead Ambassador

Renee Cunningham

Joined 3 years ago

Renee works as the Media Coordinator at Knollwood Elementary. In my 10th year of education, I started as a Middle School Math and Social Studies teacher. After 5 years, I transitioned into a new role. Renee spent 3 years as a Middle School Media Coordinator before joining Knollwood 2 years ago. She is getting used to little people touching her each day, and loves the enthusiasm they bring to all learning opportunities.

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Apr 14, 2018

What if kids ask the questions?

Anyone who has spent time around a three year old has become weary of the question, “Why?”. At this age kids are so naturally curious, and are ...

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Mar 29, 2018

Celebrate Everyday!

Have you ever noticed the buzz of excitement that exists on “special” days at school? Hat day...PJ day...backwards day...Science Fair day. Any ...

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Feb 22, 2018

The Wonder of a Snow Day

Depending on where you live in the country snow days mean different things. For people in the northeast and midwest they are all but certain every ...

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Oct 18, 2017

Lifelong Learning

I have been bitten by the green eyed monster...envy. The fall is an exciting time for educators as there are lots of professional learning ...

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Sep 15, 2017

Dot Day!

September 15 is known as International Dot Day. While it may not be a holiday that Hallmark is printing cards for, it is certainly a big deal in ...

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Aug 30, 2017

Back to School!

This is my son Will getting off the bus. With a new school and a new class he was anxious the first morning, but hopped off the bus all smiles ...

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Feb 21, 2017

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

It’s no secret that teachers like a good deal...when something is free, like sample pens or pencils, teachers will quickly gobble them up for their ...

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Jan 21, 2017

Dream Big!

During the month of January we have focused on a school wide theme of DREAMS. Our K-5 elementary school is a Title 1 school; with 675 students, 53% ...

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Nov 21, 2016

The Wonder of the Holidays

There is something magical that happens this time of year...the pace of life seems to slow, people are friendlier, families and friends put aside ...

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Jul 9, 2019

Spark Smart Decision-Making in Your Students this Summer with Ask, Listen, Learn

Long Summer Days = Lots of Choices for Kids While summer is a time of freedom, new experiences, and fun for students, it’s also a time for ...

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Jul 8, 2019

Meet the 10 Finalists of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge!

Students nowadays are more plugged in than ever to global challenges. Ranging from environmental and health issues to science and tech challenges, ...

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Jul 1, 2019

July 2019: Web-ulous tools, part 3

Every couple of years, I share my favorite online tools, like I did in November 2017 and March 2014. In this post, I am going to concentrate on tools ...

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Jun 1, 2019

June 2019: Podcasts Revisited

I have the students in my Wilkes/Discovery Instructional Masters degree class create a podcast as an assignment. In her reflection on podcasts, one ...

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May 20, 2019

SOS Top Ten: Make Sense of Learning (McREL International Phase 4)

In this SOS Top Ten list, we showcase instructional strategies that support “Make Sense of Learning,” Phase 4 of McREL ...

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