Wonder Lead Ambassador

Matthew Arend

Joined 1 year 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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Mar 30, 2019

​Wonder, Inquiry and 100% Student Engagement

(A co-written post by Wonderologist Lorie Lyon and Wonder Lead Ambassador Matt Arend) Having the opportunity to be a Wonder Lead Ambassador has ...

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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 30, 2019

Wonder, Inquiry and 100% Student Engagement

(A co-written post by Wonderologist Lorie Lyon and Wonder Lead Ambassador Matt Arend originally posted at HERE) Having the opportunity to be a Wonder ...

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Mar 11, 2019

Zero to Literacy Hero – Part III

Another nine weeks is in the books! It is absolutely amazing how fast this year is going. I probably say that every year, but seriously! We just ...

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Dec 29, 2018

Zero to Literacy Hero – Part II

  It’s amazing to me that we are already half way through the current school year. January 2019 is right around the corner, which means my ...

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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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