Jennifer McDonough

Joined Feb 29, 2016

  • Location: North Palm Beach, Florida
  • Organization: The Benjamin School
  • Grade: K , 1st
  • Environment: I have been teaching and wondering with kindergarten and first grade students for the past sixteen years at The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Biography: In 2004, I heard Georgia Heard present a keynote speech on how to use wonder to increase engagement in student learning and that is where my wonder journey began. In 2009, my co-author Georgia Heard and I, published A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades through Stenhouse Publishers. I now not only use wonder and inquiry to engage students in my own classroom, but travel around the country presenting to educators on ways to engage students in their classrooms. When I am not listening to the unique and often hysterical wonders of the students in my classroom, I am doing the same with my ten year old son Will and his five year old sister Caroline. My husband Brian and I love to spend our time at the beach, watching our son play baseball and our daughter dance and play the piano. When I am not blogging for Wonderopolis, you can find me reading a good book, eating chocolate and then training for half marathons to atone for the chocolate eating scandalous behavior. I am so excited to begin this adventure with Wonderopolis to wonder and learn with an even bigger audience. Here’s to keeping kids “wonder-full!” Let’s begin this wonder journey together.