Total Results: 9

Carol Varsalona May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Choice Leads to Voice: Wonder Bundle #2

On Twitter, there have been many thoughts exchanged by educators on the topic of choice. It is often found in student-centered classrooms where there is a culture of trust. In these havens of learning, learners are provided opportunities to choose ...

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Christie Wyman Feb 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017

Inquiry From Mysteries and Wonders Right Outside The Classroom

We don't have to go very far for Science inquiry opportunities, and I bet you don't have to, either! Our Kindergarten class had two mysteries that we were wondering about right outside our door. The first mystery is that birds appear to prefer our ...

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Delsia Malone Nov 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Tech Tools for Students to Investigate Their Wonders

The October 2016 #WonderChat was filled with informational tips and ideas on encouraging students to create based on their wonders. I compiled this list as an easy reference for parents and educators. Most of the tools are found in your phone’s ...

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NCFL Sep 6, 2016

Sep 6, 2016

Maker activities foster learning and wonder at McBride Library

Six libraries across the nation were awarded $1,500 grants, NCFL training, and Youth and Family Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis programming this summer, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker ...

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Kristie Ennis May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

​Wonder Wall in the Freshman Academy: Starting High School Off Right!

Students will each have Wonder Journals provided to them that they can decorate and make their own. We can pool a big supply of old magazines and art supplies for this activity, and I will come up with parameters for the journals. Essentially, ...

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Lisa Silmser Apr 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016

Deep Purple Questions

This week the world lost a musical icon and it seems my whole state is in a purple haze of mourning. My students are generations beyond the days of Prince's early Grammy winning albums, but they know about him and are alert to his impact. "Dr. ...

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Paul W. Hankins Apr 21, 2016

Apr 21, 2016

Wallow in Wonder Poem 14, 15, and 16: Synthesis/Sestina Poem

You've probably wondered where I've been. I wish I could answer like Zora Neale Hurston's Janie from Their Eyes Were Watching God to say, "I've been to the big Association of Life."But, no. . .I've just been too busy. But not too busy to keep ...

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Carol Varsalona Mar 18, 2016

Mar 18, 2016

Luck of the Irish

Stories about St. Patrick's Day grow from lore and reality. Their words find a home as pen lays to rest. St. Patrick's Day is the day of days in Rockville Centre, my hometown. Green is everywhere. Irish flags, high on the poles sitting next to ...

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Paul W. Hankins Mar 1, 2016

Mar 1, 2016

Historical Perspective and First-Hand Accounts

When I attended nErDcamp last summer in Parma, Michigan, I got to see my friend and nationally-recognized hero/ambassador for books, John Schumaker (Mr. Schu). He’s always super busy once he hits the deck plates of a conference, so I thought to ...

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