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Kristie Ennis

Joined 11 months ago

I taught high school English, Journalism, dual-credit English, AP Literature & Language and Composition for almost 9 years at Waggener High School in Louisville, KY before leaving the classroom for the first time in February 2016 to become an instructional coach. I earned my undergraduate degree in English and my first Master's of Arts in Teaching from the University of Louisville. From there, I continued my education by earning post-baccalaureate credits in English from U of L and my National Board Certification. I then earned a Master's of Science in Library Media and my certification as a School Media Librarian. I hope to integrate all of these areas into a doctoral study in the future.

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Jan 30, 2017

Don't let the January blues get you!

This time of year, the weather is mostly gray, the sun rarely shines, days off are few and far between, and everyone, particularly teachers, gets ...

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Dec 12, 2016

NCTE 2016: Post-Conference Take-aways

I had the pleasure of presenting at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention on two occasions this year; I did my own session on ...

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Nov 1, 2016

Post-Conference Thoughts

This was the first time that I had the opportunity to attend the NCFL Summit and I have to say, I was impressed! It was amazing to come together ...

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Sep 8, 2016

Wonder Boxes are a Success!

The 4th grade math, 5th grade social studies, and 8th grade enrichment Wonder Boxes are out in KY classrooms and they have created suspense and ...

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Aug 23, 2016

Wonder Wall is Underway!

The 9th grade Wonder Wall is up and running at one of the schools I serve. I sent out a half sheet that looks like this:This got the thinking ...

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Aug 11, 2016

Wonder Everywhere!

As my first full year as an instructional coach begins, I found myself missing the normal first day things that teachers do. Namely, I really missed ...

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Jun 30, 2016

Wonderopolis at EdCamp

Yesterday marked the inaugral EdCamp in my school district, which happens to be the largest public school district in Kentucky. The superintendent ...

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Jun 23, 2016

Camp Wonderopolis Has Begun!

In order to get my head around what Camp Wonderopolis has to offer and to determine natural extensions for high school students, I decided to start ...

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Jun 23, 2016

Wonder Retreat Set Our Brains on Fire

Feeling so thankful this week as I can finally take a break to sit down and think about all the ideas I got at the retreat with my amazing Wonder ...

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Jun 11, 2016

Wonder Hour for High School

Yesterday marked the first professional learning session geared toward middle and high school teachers that centered around Wonderopolis and Genius ...

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Jun 11, 2016

Wonder Journals for the Freshman Academy

Students will each have Wonder Journals provided to them that they can decorate and make their own. We can pool a big supply of old magazines and art ...

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Jun 11, 2016

Camp Wonderopolis

​As we begin Camp Wonderopolis for the summer, don’t forget to extend this learning to older students.  Don’t be afraid ...

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Mar 17, 2016

Wonderopathy

By the time students reach 12th grade, many of them (particularly those of poverty) have switched on auto-pilot. Life has become complicated; ...

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Mar 7, 2016

Change is Good: Confessions of a New Instructional Coach

As I arrived at my office this morning (yes, you read that correctly — OFFICE), I could not help but think that change is good.  It is ...

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Jan 12, 2016

Let the Book Reviews Begin!

I have posted my first official book review on Goodreads and Amazon. Check out my Book Reviews page for the updated widget. I am excited to use this ...

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Nov 15, 2015

KBF #Winning

Wow!  I am much poorer for it, but I absolutely loved the KY Book Festival yesterday in Frankfort!  I took my 9-year-old step-son and ...

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Nov 10, 2015

Portfolio Mailed; Hours Complete!

Last weekend, I had the distinct pleasure to meet with the KY Council of Teachers of English to read the conference proposals for the Annual ...

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Nov 4, 2015

Book Riot Gets It Right — AGAIN

http://bookriot.com/2015/11/04/kids-read-whatever-want-whenever-want/ I often read op-ed and blog posts that come across my Twitter feed when they ...

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