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Kristie Ennis

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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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Feb 20, 2018

Celebrating African American History Month with Wonder!

Looking for ways to incorporate more African American History into your lessons? Why not use Wonderopolis? That's right, they've put together one new ...

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Jan 15, 2018

Ed Tech can Ease the Stress

Sometimes, Educational Technology can be so overwhelming; there is so much out there that it is easy to feel that you'll never keep up. There are ...

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Dec 18, 2017

Camp Wonderopolis Goes on the Road

This morning, I have had some time to reflect on the amazing opportunity I had last week to take Camp Wonderopolis on the road. Principal Matt Arend, ...

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Nov 30, 2017

Create Wonder-full Presentations with Buncee!

After meeting Francesca A. in the #txlchat, I had the opportunity to walk through the uses of the amazing presentation tool called Buncee. If you ...

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Oct 31, 2017

Differentiation Doesn't Have to Mean "Extra"

This week's Book Fort is all about differentiation because let's be honest, it is an educational buzz word that not many of us really know what to do ...

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Oct 3, 2017

The Book Fort Abounds!

While I have shared this resource before, I wanted to share a link to all the most recent issues of The Book Fort in case it might help you encourage ...

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Sep 18, 2017

Wonder on the Drive

As I was driving back to the Chicago area from Dublin, OH, which will become my new home in about one month, I was reminded that wonder is ...

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Sep 5, 2017

Wonder, Wonder, Everywhere!

I have traveled extensively this summer as I have been facilitating training for teachers all over the country and everywhere I go, no matter how ...

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Aug 7, 2017

Urban Gardening Update

Last month, I shared my experience in planting a small garden in my new, much smaller living space. I have had more success than not, although I ...

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Oct 9, 2017

Wonder in the Sonoran Desert

This week I am thrilled to have the opportunity to attend the National Center for Families Learning Annual Summit once again. This year, it is in ...

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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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