Total Results: 26

NCFL Apr 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018

Making your case to attend the 2018 Families Learning Conference

By now you’ve heard who’s keynoting the General Sessions. You’ve seen a preview of the concurrent sessions and presenters already confirmed. And your colleagues have told you just how great their experience was at the 2017 Families Learning ...

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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 ...

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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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Carol Varsalona May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Wonder Bundle #3: Uninspired?

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr. Have you ever felt uninspired? Is your creativity on slow drive? Are you frustrated by these feelings when you try to write? Is writer's ...

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Kristie Ennis Dec 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016

NCTE 2016: Post-Conference Take-aways

I had the pleasure of presenting at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention on two occasions this year; I did my own session on building avid readers and one with my Wonder Lead Ambassador friends. The Wonder Session was all ...

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Kristie Ennis Nov 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

Post-Conference Thoughts

This was the first time that I had the opportunity to attend the NCFL Summit and I have to say, I was impressed! It was amazing to come together with families, community members, and educators to learn new things and share things that have worked ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

Honoring the Fallen

Have you ever passed something on the highway and wanted to stop to investigate it? Have you ever come across something that made you wonder about its existence? During a road trip from Ohio to Alabama, my husband and I noticed a sign. All I could ...

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Edwards Family Jan 15, 2014

Jan 15, 2014

Connecting Balloon Animals to Learning?!?

Today's Wonderopolis Wonder of the Day: Who Invented Balloon Animals brought back a great memory! Our family visited Florida in October last year … we went to NASA (and Disney). One night, we had an unexpected learning experience ...

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Fines Family Apr 14, 2013

Apr 14, 2013

Connecting the Dots - Wonderopolis Inspired Art

A couple of weeks ago we were inspired by Wonder of the Day #904 - What is Pointillism?I love the spur-of-the-moment, yet purposeful, learning that can take place in the classroom.  It can happen anytime. Sometimes it's  hit-and-miss. I take note ...

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Caplin Family Feb 18, 2013

Feb 18, 2013

Considering WONDER Homework

 My fifth graders love homework passes.  They are their "get out of jail" ticket.  If they forget their HW, they can use their HW pass and not get a "date." A date is when I write down their late HW and that is how I keep track of late ...

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Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Connecting with books ...

I was spending some time in a media center at a local elementary school this afternoon, and I was working on one of the computers while listening to the beginning of a lesson. Holly DuBois was sharing some of the nominated books for the North ...

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Edwards Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Making Connections for Learning that Lasts!

Does seeing a piece of art bring back memories for you?Seeing this piece of art brings back memories for me! You might think that I have dancing memories associated with this artwork ... but you would be wrong! :)When I was in college, I wrote ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Confessions on Digital Learning Day

I am trying to be more involved in cross posting with my colleagues on blogging.  I have had such success with 10 for 10 Pictures Books, Poetry Friday, and currently I have committed to One Little Word (OLW) for the year.  These communities ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Dublin Literature Conference

It's so much fun to spend Saturday learning and talking about literacy.  To start the day rocking out with Pete the Cat "I love my white shoes" and then listening to Donalyn Miller's Keynote was amazing. I took so many notes that when I printed ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

NCFL Conference Connections

I was very honored to be asked again to present at NCFL's National Conference in San Diego.  Along with my colleague Bill, at Literate Lives, we presented about how we are using Wonderopolis is our classrooms.My connections were not only made ...

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Caplin Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Connecting Continents

Building wonder in my classroom has been a HUGE part the past two years.  Ever since I have been using Wonderopolis almost on a daily basis in my classroom.  I believe strongly that our students learn from our modeling, so I often use phrases ...

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