Total Results: 59

Laura McShane Oct 16, 2019

Oct 16, 2019

Uphill, Downhill

This past Sunday, I explored an old carriage trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As I hauled my bike uphill, I realized how scary this winding trail must have been to passengers in the horse-drawn carriages going downhill. Carriage ...

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NCFL Mar 13, 2019

Mar 13, 2019

Expand your knowledge and network at #NCFL19

Registration is now open for the 2019 Families Learning Conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky, November 4-6! The Families Learning Conference aims to equip educators, program staff, librarians, parent leaders, and others with best practices, ...

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Kristie Ennis Feb 26, 2019

Feb 26, 2019

Sparking Wonder in Adulthood

As we grow older, our sense of wonder tends to move to the back burner. Adulting is hard, y'all! That doesn't mean wonder disappears; it just means that we have to consciously work to give ourselves space and time to spark that wonder. From wonder ...

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Laura McShane Jan 31, 2019

Jan 31, 2019

Frozen

"Look out! We're about to begin!" The story of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen starts out with a warning. How do we look at our world? Is it cold and foreboding? It can be a real struggle to get out and explore the beauty of the ...

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Carol Varsalona Dec 15, 2018

Dec 15, 2018

Holiday Haiku

It's that magical time of the year when the night sky sits in stillness, the neighborhood quiets down, and wait for the sounds of jingle bells and ho ho ho! Lit Christmas trees sparkle; outdoor lights twinkle; children wait for Santa Claus and his ...

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Kristie Ennis Oct 15, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

Using Questions to Invite Wonder & Empathy into School

“This book is for teachers who want something better for their students and who believe in each child’s capacity for deep and creative thinking” (3). Having waited for Think Like Socrates for over a month, I am thrilled to review it for The ...

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NCFL Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

It’s here! Schedule published for the 2018 Families Learning Conference

The full schedule of concurrent sessions, general sessions, and special events is available on the 2018 Families Learning Conference website. Check out who’s presenting and what topics will be addressed! This year’s Conference will feature ...

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Kristie Ennis Apr 30, 2018

Apr 30, 2018

Wonder School

As this school year comes to a close and Camp Wonderopolis 2018 is on the horizon, I cannot help but think about how Wonder-Full it would be to re-imagine education altogether. Sir Ken Robinson reminds us that we should move away from the ...

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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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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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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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Delsia Malone Sep 30, 2017

Sep 30, 2017

School

Now that schools across the United States are back in full swing, it’s a great time to explore a wonder about school? What is school? When were buses introduced to schools? Be sure to check out the bus handout in the resource area.

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Robyn Thiessen Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

Wonders of Teaching

As I begin another school year I am rought with insecurities and questions about what I am doing in my classroom. Am I doing enough? Am I learning enough? Am I reading enough? Has my practise evolved enough to give these little learners what they ...

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NCFL Sep 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017

Maker activities spark wonder at Texas elementary school

This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities ...

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Renee Cunningham Aug 30, 2017

Aug 30, 2017

Back to School!

This is my son Will getting off the bus. With a new school and a new class he was anxious the first morning, but hopped off the bus all smiles that afternoon. It’s that time of year...Back to School! The school supplies have been out since ...

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Delsia Malone Aug 26, 2017

Aug 26, 2017

Classroom Ice Cream

Did you know that the third Sunday in July is celebrated as National Ice Cream Day in the United States since May 1984. I’m sure ice cream lovers around the world look forward to celebrating their favorite flavor(s). Have you ever wondered who ...

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