Total Results: 27

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 ...

Laura McShane Mar 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017

Requiem for the Living

Lent is a shortened form of the Old English word len(c)ten, meaning "spring season." Lent 2017 is observed from March 1 [Ash Wednesday] through April 15 [Holy Saturday], with Easter celebrated, Sunday, April 16. In Christian denominations, it is a ...

Carol Varsalona Feb 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017

Wonderopolis Opens Doors

As a confirmed wonderer, I have always believed in the power of noticing and wondering to open my eyes to what is before me. Curiosity has led me throughout my life to journey onward seeking knowledge. Life has been a series of wonder-filled steps ...

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 ...

Delsia Malone Dec 10, 2016

Dec 10, 2016

Ways to Wonder

Imagine a child who is not curious. I can not. Imagine any of us going through a day without amazement or wonder at the things in the world around us. I can not. It is very beautiful to live in this world noticing, appreciating, and engaging with ...

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 ...

Jennifer McDonough Oct 23, 2016

Oct 23, 2016

Yearlong Classroom Wonder

This summer I presented with Georgia Heard, author and educator extraordinaire. We were presenting on the importance of wonder and inquiry in the classroom to a group of educators at the International Literacy Conference in Boston. As she talked ...

Michelle Cooper Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Families Learning Summit 2016

This past week, I had the honor of attending the National Center for Families Learning Summit in Detroit, Michigan. As a Wonder Lead Ambassador for Wonderopolis, I have the opportunity to participate in amazing events, but this was by far one of ...

Robyn Thiessen Sep 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016

Living in Perpetual Beta

As an experienced educator(over two decades, eeeek!) it would be easy to fall back on tried and tested “old school” ways of teaching and class arrangement. But that is just not me! In recent years I have shifted my pedagogy from a teacher ...

Kristie Ennis Sep 8, 2016

Sep 8, 2016

Wonder Boxes are a Success!

The 4th grade math, 5th grade social studies, and 8th grade enrichment Wonder Boxes are out in KY classrooms and they have created suspense and wonder about academics already! Students and teachers alike are loving the build up to the opening of ...

Delsia Malone Aug 27, 2016

Aug 27, 2016

Wonder Jars

How can I instill in my students a love for inquiry? How can I encourage them to wonder about things in the world around them? How can I expand their vocabulary? I shared my thoughts with our middle child, Ebony, as we Face timed on Sunday evening. ...

Carol Varsalona Aug 21, 2016

Aug 21, 2016

Wondering about Technology Use

It's #BackToSchool time and the Twittersphere is ablaze with tweets, posts, and quotes to inspire educators. Conversations have centered on technology from video games to creations, gearing all educators to bring their passion to the classroom with ...

Kristie Ennis Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016

Wonder Everywhere!

As my first full year as an instructional coach begins, I found myself missing the normal first day things that teachers do. Namely, I really missed decorating, setting up systems, and developing my opening day activities. So, I decided to do them ...

Delsia Malone Jul 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

Useful Teaching Tool

Happy summer everyone! Although I am an elementary principal and we work 12 months, I thoroughly enjoy my summer! I go, I learn, I do, I create. From household makeover projects to time with my husband and kids, to new ideas for school, I keep quite ...

Carol Varsalona Jul 3, 2016

Jul 3, 2016

Noticing and Wondering

What happens when a group of dedicated educators come together to notice and wonder? Creative sparks are ignited and the acts of designing, creating, and "making" follow.That's what happened at the graduate course, Transforming Writing Lives Through ...

Jennifer McDonough Jun 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016

A Place for Wonder: Creating Wonder Walls

We all know that feeling when we are knee deep in a lesson, most everyone is engaged and you call on that one student whose hand is eagerly raised and has a question that has nothing to do with the concept being discussed at that time. Ugh. It is ...