Total Results: 200

Kristie Ennis May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

Wonder Abounds in Springtime

This weekend, I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. It was an overcast, but warm day and the springtime blooms did not disappoint. There is never a shortage of wonder in this beautiful place, whose ...

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Carol Varsalona May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018

Wish Weeds of Springtime

When I was a child, the neighborhood children often engaged in imaginative play. Each spring, we gathered little whites globes found in our lawn to wish upon them. As our cottony, garden ornaments dispersed across the sky, we marveled at these tiny ...

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Krissy Pierce May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

Maker Mini Series: Cardboard

With a limited budget, cardboard is the perfect place to start. Trailblazers have created a path, and all you have to do is follow it. Start with Cain's Arcade. Pose a challenge, and watch your learners rise to the occasion. Right away you'll see ...

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Laura McShane May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Summer Reading Clubs

It's that heady time of year as the weather warms up and teachers are antsy for the school year to end. It is also that time of year, when public librarians feel an overwhelming sense of inferiority as we are tasked to keep students from falling ...

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Krissy Pierce May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Maker Mini Series: Perler Beads

I LOVED Perler Beads as a kid. They were calming yet fun, meticulous yet creative. The fine motor skills required to place each peg drew me in, and the smell of burning plastic kept me interested. Time after time I created, and each time my ...

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Krissy Pierce May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018

What is a MakerSpace? Mini Maker Series

As a Wonder ambassador, we are blessed to receive funding to support our professional work. For my first round of funding, I chose to spread Wonder by creating Wonder boxes to send to colleagues in various area schools. This year, I shifted my focus ...

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Matthew Arend May 2, 2018

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. Knowing the role parents play in bringing wonder into their homes, last night we hosted our first ...

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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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Renee Cunningham Apr 14, 2018

Apr 14, 2018

What if kids ask the questions?

Anyone who has spent time around a three year old has become weary of the question, “Why?”. At this age kids are so naturally curious, and are left questioning and wondering about everything they encounter. So, why not extend this to learning ...

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Laura McShane Apr 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018

Where do they go?

Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, is recognized by the Cultural Landscape Foundation as a significant historical place in America. Working with second graders at two nearby schools - I hope to provide an interpretative tour of the cemetery ...

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Kristie Ennis Mar 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Combating the Spring Slide with Wonder

Feeling the apathy oozing from your students? It is that time of year, friends, the Spring Slide, when the weather is starting to warm up (well, unless you live in Ohio like me), the hormones are raging, and the countdown until the last day of ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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Kristie Ennis Feb 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

Celebrating African American History Month with Wonder!

Looking for ways to incorporate more African American History into your lessons? Why not use Wonderopolis? That's right, they've put together one new tidbit for each weekday this month that aligns with the wonders of the day. Today, for example, the ...

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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 ...

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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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