Wonder Lead Ambassador

Matthew Arend

Joined 5 months ago

Matt Arend is an Elementary Principal (KN-5) in Plano ISD in Plano, TX. As the principal of #SiglerNation or Sigler Elementary, Matt models servant leadership through working side by side with teachers, never asking anyone to do something he is not willing to do himself. It is through this intentional approach that relationships are cultivated leading to transformed learning experiences across the campus for students.

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May 2, 2018

Camp Wonderopolis Comes to #SiglerNation

Summer is just around the corner and after a year of exploring, learning and creating, students must continue to be exposed to these experiences. ...

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Mar 3, 2018

Principals Need Wonder Too!

When is the last time you encouraged your principal to #wonder? This past week I was challenged to wonder by two different staff members and I ...

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Mar 19, 2018

Adding Value to Change #IMMOOC #LCInnovation

We are taking part in the #IMMOOC week 3 Collaborative blog challenge. This post is co-written by Matthew Arend and Annick Rauch. In what areas of ...

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Mar 12, 2018

What Will You Do With It? #LCInnovation #IMMOOC

How many of you have seen this Microsoft commercial featuring Common? The first time I “heard” this commercial I was half paying ...

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Mar 5, 2018

Evolving Educators & Learners #IMMOOC #LCInnovation

Man, I am thrilled that #IMMOOC is back for season 4! I am reading Learner-Centered Innovation by Katie Martin and digging the challenge she is ...

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Jan 2, 2018

My #OneWord2018 Needed a “PUSH”

I never really know where the inspiration for the next post is going to come from. Honestly, my #oneword post for 2018 almost didn’t happen. I ...

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Dec 27, 2017

Culture – Let’s Not Talk About It…Let’s Be About It

This is post is written to sincerely thank the staff of #SiglerNation for everything they do to support our great community. Most importantly, I want ...

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Nov 12, 2017

The Problem with Passion

(This post was originally posted on leadupnow.com/passion) I absolutely love what I do! As the principal of Sigler Elementary I lead with passion. In ...

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Oct 27, 2017

What is Your Hope?

It was exactly one week ago that I stood in front of the students and staff of #SiglerNation and shared the slide below with the hope we have as ...

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Oct 10, 2017

Create a Network – #IMMOOC

One of the prompts shared for week 2 of #IMMOOC Season 3 resonated with me on a deeper level than the others based upon where I currently am as ...

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Oct 8, 2017

The “I” is for Innovation #IMMOOC

As an education leader, I recognize I am strengthened by the folks I choose to surround myself with. One of the folks that supports me as a person, ...

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