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Robyn Thiessen Mar 5, 2018

Mar 5, 2018

Have you ever had Olympic Fever?

Have you ever had Olympic fever? My kiddos and I just spent the past two weeks cheering, learning, creating, skating, inquiring, researching and tallying. What an amazing learning opportunity these past winter games held for my me and my ...

Matthew Arend Mar 3, 2018

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 could not be more grateful. My first wonder challenged me to explore the world of the stock market. ...

NCFL Feb 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

NCFL seeks adult learners to share their learning stories

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) invites adult learners to apply to be a speaker at the 2018 Families Learning Conference, held from September 24 to 26, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each year during NCFL's Conference, students ...

Carol Varsalona Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018

Wondering is the First Step in Learning

Have you ever stopped to professionally wonder? When you are in the wondering zone do you become passionate about novel ideas that stir your emotions? Do you step forward and allow curiosity empower you to take action? Since I am a professed ...

NCFL Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Deadline approaching for 2018 Families Learning Conference session proposals

alling family engagement practitioners, educators, librarians, community stakeholders, and others who work to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families: NCFL invites you to share your best practices and effective strategies for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Carol Varsalona Oct 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...