Total Results: 58

Laura McShane Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019

Blast into Reading!

To commemorate NASA's 50th anniversary of the lunar landing and in celebration of National Literacy Month, McDonalds' has partnered with Reading Is Fundamental, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Peanuts Worldwide to share ...

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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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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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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 librarians feel an overwhelming sense of dread as we are tasked to keep students from falling prey to the ...

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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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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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Carol Varsalona Sep 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

Student-Inspired Poetry Creations

Are you delighted by the feel of sand between your toes, the smell of salt air, and the warmth of a summer day? I am and wanted to share the experience with my grandbaby while in Cape May this summer. I filled a pail of sand so my granddaughter ...

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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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Carol Varsalona Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017

Great American Eclipse - Wonder Bundle #5

It's just minutes away from an amazing natural phenomenon-a celestial happening and I am excited to be immersed in the experience. Newspaper headlines, morning talk shows, live streaming newscasts, and articles on the eclipse are circulating today. ...

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Carol Varsalona May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

Wonder Bundle #4: Strange Dreams

After a night of frustrating technology glitches, I wrote a post, Whoosh!, and decided to engage in a deep breathing technique to fall asleep. Little did I know that sleep was at least an hour away. Despite the breathing and trying to quiet down my ...

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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 ...

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Carol Varsalona Apr 15, 2017

Apr 15, 2017

Creativity and Wonder

Creativity and wonder move in accordance from season to season. While winter has transitioned into springtime, I continue to write daily to spark the imagination. I spend worthwhile time noticing and wondering about my surroundings. Perhaps, you do ...

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Renee Cunningham Jan 21, 2017

Jan 21, 2017

Dream Big!

During the month of January we have focused on a school wide theme of DREAMS. Our K-5 elementary school is a Title 1 school; with 675 students, 53% of which are Hispanic. Most of them had not had experiences outside of our rural community...they ...

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Jennifer McDonough Oct 23, 2016

Oct 23, 2016

Becoming a Lead Wonderer

I recently saw a teacher on Twitter whose profile stated, among other fantastic things, that she was the “Lead Learner” in room such and such. I was struck by the possibility of that terminology and how different it was from the word teacher, ...

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Renee Cunningham Oct 3, 2016

Oct 3, 2016

Breakout Edu Experience

This week I facilitated my first Breakout EDU session with 5th graders. If you are not familiar, Breakout is an educational movement that is quickly picking up steam. It combines critical thinking, teamwork, and puzzle solving into an engaging ...

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Paul W. Hankins Sep 12, 2016

Sep 12, 2016

"When Readers Find The Books Seeking Them"

“When Readers Find The Books Seeking Them”: Two Teachers Talk Twin Towers TitlesTHIS IS A CROSS-POST BLOG from THESE 4 CORNERS (Paul's Blog)A recent New York Times article suggests and introduces four titles among a “wave of 9/11 novels ...

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