Wonder Lead Ambassador

Matthew Arend

Joined 11 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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Oct 4, 2018

Zero to Literacy Hero – Part 1

Admittedly, this post is overdue. It is actually way overdue! This past July I was able to attend my first NAESP conference in sunny Orlando. Aside ...

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Jun 21, 2018

Back to School #BreakoutEDU

One of my go to sites for all things building culture and celebrating staff is the Facebook Group “Staff Appreciation and Motivation” ...

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Jun 20, 2018

Mistakes

Have you made a mistake today? If you are anything like me, you have probably made multiple mistakes today. I tend to make a lot of mistakes. I do ...

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May 26, 2018

Still Building…It’s Back! #SummerSelfieBingo

Last summer I posted the 2nd annual Summer Selfie Bingo Challenge via a blog post titled, “Building School Culture“. I encourage you to ...

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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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