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NCFL Apr 27, 2020

Apr 27, 2020

Nominations now being accepted for 2020 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year

Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops. —Henry Brooks Adams We are all impacted by teachers. From our early years to adolescence and beyond, the teachers in our lives guided and shaped us, offering us the tools we ...

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Carol Varsalona Jul 5, 2019

Jul 5, 2019

Summer Creative Challenge

Summertime is a joyful time of year to explore, play in the sun, relax, and recharge. One way to do so is to enjoy the pleasures of reading and writing while sipping lemonade, digging your toes in the sand, or enjoying your summer day by the pool, ...

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Carol Varsalona Jan 12, 2019

Jan 12, 2019

National Milk Day

White, fluffy snow came down in buckets when I was little. The entire backyard was covered in drifts that prevented the local milk truck from delivering the milk but that did not prevent me from running for the back door of the house on snow days. ...

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Carol Varsalona Aug 4, 2018

Aug 4, 2018

National Watermelon Day

"Nothing quite says “summer" like a big slice of watermelon on a hot day." (Wonderopolis, Wonder of the Day #330) Today is National Watermelon Day and Twitter is trending the news. After watching the video on watermelon art at Wonder of the Day ...

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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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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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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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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 ...

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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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Kristie Ennis Nov 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017

Create Wonder-full Presentations with Buncee!

After meeting Francesca A. in the #txlchat, I had the opportunity to walk through the uses of the amazing presentation tool called Buncee. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should! Students, teachers, and everyone else can use this tool to make ...

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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 ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 2, 2017

Oct 2, 2017

New Role in Education

As a kid, I often heard my parents say hard work pays off. I would hear their words again throughout my life but especially remember those words at my high school graduation, again at college graduation and my first post college career assignment. ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

Engaging Families and Communities in Student Learning

Stress and harmonic imbalance at home can decrease student's ability to enjoy school and perform to the best of their abilities. So what can we, as educators do? -Laura Hill, moderator of #whatisschool Please join #whatisschool on September 21, ...

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Kristie Ennis Sep 18, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

Wonder on the Drive

As I was driving back to the Chicago area from Dublin, OH, which will become my new home in about one month, I was reminded that wonder is everywhere, even in the car when you are exhausted and restless. The wind farm in Northern Indiana captured ...

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Carol Varsalona Sep 16, 2017

Sep 16, 2017

Make Your Mark on International Dot Day 2017

It's International Dot Day 2017, "a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration". Dots are filling Twitter like confetti from the sky. 10,007,526 people are celebrating in 169 countries around the world. Thanks to author, ...

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