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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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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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Jul 17, 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow?

When I recently moved from Kentucky, where I lived in a house and had my own gardening space, to a suburb of Chicago, I lamented not having a place ...

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Jun 16, 2017

Take Time to Wonder

Having just relocated to a new city five hours from my home of 34 years, I felt the wanderlust tugging at me when I packed up my car to drive away ...

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May 19, 2017

Switching Gears: An End of the Year Reflection

As my 11th full year in public education comes to a close, I find myself on the precipice of a new beginning. I am moving to a new state, resigning ...

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Mar 8, 2017

We are Women, Hear us Roar!

Today is a day to recognize women for their accomplishments, for their unbelievable talents, and to honor them for being utterly indispensable. ...

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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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