Total Results: 76

Kristie Ennis May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Switching Gears: An End of the Year Reflection

As my 11th full year in public education comes to a close, I find myself on the precipice of a new beginning. I am moving to a new state, resigning from my current position, and seeking a new start. This is terrifying, exciting, and crazy all at ...

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Carol Varsalona May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Wonder Bundle #3: Uninspired?

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr. Have you ever felt uninspired? Is your creativity on slow drive? Are you frustrated by these feelings when you try to write? Is writer's ...

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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 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017

Wonder Bundle #1: How Can You Make Earth a Better Place?

URGENT MESSAGE:As residents of the earth, we need to take on the role of stewards, keep watch over the bountiful creation provided us, and teach students about the challenges of climate change and other local environmental concerns. Adults can model ...

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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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Delsia Malone Apr 2, 2017

Apr 2, 2017

Wondrous Lesson Planning

This month, I had the great opportunity to work with my best friend (since fifth grade), Mrs. LaMecha James, Mathematics Specialist, on a lesson including Wonderopolis and mathematics. It was a truly a lesson for me how seamlessly she thinks of ...

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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 ...

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Delsia Malone Mar 2, 2017

Mar 2, 2017

Combatting Classroom Winter Blahs

Students in many states face the winter blues after being kept indoors due to frigid temperatures and snow. Teachers have the task to find creative ways to help the students remain cheerful, get in those daily steps, and to keep the learning ...

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Kristie Ennis Feb 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017

Sharing Wonderopolis with ELA Professionals

This weekend, my conference planning came to a reality. While there are many things I plan to change for KCTE 2018, I feel confident that it was a success overall. It was amazing to share Wonderopolis and Wonder Ground with 150+ English/Language ...

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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 ...

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Jim DeSantis Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Computers

The computer as we know them today have changed drastically since they first became a consumer product. Wonder #292 talks about “What is The Smallest Computer” but it does mention how computers have drastically evolved. As computers change they ...

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Carol Varsalona Jan 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017

Kindness In 5 Words

Have you ever wondered how you could brighten someone's day? Wonderopolis provides a quick answer for teachers and children who are interested in spreading joy to others at the Wonder of the Day #875, How Can You Make Someone's Day? Twitter even ...

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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 ...

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Robyn Thiessen Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016

Living In Perpetual Beta-An Update

As you may know I have begun the journey into alternate seating possibilities and student choice in my grade 3 classroom. I have designed a learning space where students are given voice and choice over where they choose to work. There are 4 desks, 2 ...

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Delsia Malone Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

Honoring the Fallen

Have you ever passed something on the highway and wanted to stop to investigate it? Have you ever come across something that made you wonder about its existence? During a road trip from Ohio to Alabama, my husband and I noticed a sign. All I could ...

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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 ...

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