Total Results: 112

Kristie Ennis Jan 15, 2018

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 always shiny, new tools available for classroom and personal use that grab our attention and the ...

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Carol Varsalona Jan 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018

New Year Thoughts

Happy New Year to All. Twitter is lighting up with chats bringing in the new year. Tonight is the first #WonderChat and #NYEDChat of the new year. The question documents for both of these chats are ready for viewing. Since I am moderating #NYEDChat ...

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Kristie Ennis Dec 18, 2017

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, now a fellow Wonder Lead Ambassador, invited me to come work with the Sigler Elementary School 5th ...

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Susan Hellard Nov 7, 2017

Nov 7, 2017

Wonderopolis: An Unexpected Community Builder

Is this the time of year that we all feel bogged down and busy, or is that another time of year? I simply cannot remember! However, I have made a conscious decision to not let all the noise and outside negativity get to me. I have to keep my focus ...

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Krissy Pierce Nov 1, 2017

Nov 1, 2017

Inquiry Design Model

Sitting in a Social Studies PD today on Inquiry Design Model and WONDERing how Wonderopolis is utilized in other classrooms as part of Inquiry Based Learning. I'm an Instructional Coach working to provide support for teachers, and Wonderopolis is ...

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Kristie Ennis Oct 31, 2017

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 with. Doubet and Hockett do a fabulous job in their book, Differentiation in Middle and High School ...

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Carol Varsalona Oct 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017

Wonder

When we notice and wonder we see life more clearly, both professionally and personally. As a wonderologist/Wonder Lead Ambassador for Wonderopolis, I enjoy promoting wonder. What is Wonder and whom does it benefit WONDER IS A... Welcoming ...

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Renee Cunningham Oct 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017

Lifelong Learning

I have been bitten by the green eyed monster...envy. The fall is an exciting time for educators as there are lots of professional learning opportunities, continuing the “back to school” buzz and excitement. As I am scrolling my Twitter feed I ...

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Carol Varsalona Oct 7, 2017

Oct 7, 2017

Summer Fades Into Fall

"... and all at once, summer collapsed into fall." -Oscar Wilde September heralded autumn and prepared for a grand showing . All noted nature's bountiful brilliance at fall's season-changing time. Once zephyrs changed course, summer found its ...

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Lisa Silmser Oct 4, 2017

Oct 4, 2017

Birthday Controversies

My school district has a Wellness Policy that strongly encourages the teachers to enforce restrictions on classroom treats and candy. The intention is a good one for the overall health of ours students. The unintended consequence however, has been a ...

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Kristie Ennis Oct 3, 2017

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 wonder and use best practices in your classroom. Here are the last seven issues of my newsletter, ...

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Christie Wyman Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

My Teacher Is A Poet!

During the first six weeks of school every year, classrooms all over the world work hard to build a sense of community. In elementary schools we do this by playing name games, turning and talking with a partner, and sharing similarities and ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Engaging Families and Communities in Student Learning

Stress and harmonic imbalance at home can decrease student's ability to enjoy school and perform to the best of their abilities. So what can we, as educators do? -Laura Hill, moderator of #whatisschool Please join #whatisschool on September 21, ...

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Laura McShane Sep 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Teachable Moments

Cleveland Artist Debra Sue Solecki is a mom and an elementary school teacher. And, wonder of wonders, she works magic with ordinary sidewalk chalk (and chalk paint). Her impressive anamorphic drawing of frogs (shown above) won my highest marks of ...

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Krissy Pierce Sep 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

Passion Project Ignites!

As part of an opportunity provided to Wonder Ambassadors last year, I sent out Wonder Boxes to multiple classrooms in the area. My goal was to provide inquiry-based experiences for students, while developing awareness and excitement about ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017

9/11 and 9-1-1

Sixteen years have gone by but there is still a sadness as the the fallen heroes of 911 are remembered around the world today. It is September 11th, Patriot Day. To honor the stories of 9/11 that started as an ordinary day in, Twitter created ...

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