Are you ready to discover the elements of wonder in your classroom?

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PD Book Study!

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Want to plan a book study with your team? We have you covered! Not only does our publisher offer a discount on orders of 10 or more books, but we also have the book study questions already planned out for you! 

 

Get your club started: 

  1. Email: wendy@daveburgessconsulting.com to place a bulk order of 10 or more copies at $17 each (shipping included) or order 9 or fewer copies here: Keeping the Wonder: An Educator's Guide to Magical, Engaging, and Joyful Learning 

  2. Download your book study starter pack below!
     

An Indispensable Guide for Bringing
the Magic of Wonder to Your Classroom

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Embarking on your first solo road trip. Receiving a special surprise that arrives out of the blue. Finding a sudden flash of inspiration that sets you on an wondrous new path. When we think about the moments that stand out in our memory, it’s clear that our minds hold onto the unusual or unexpected. By tapping into students’ innate curiosity, you can design memorable, meaningful learning experiences that captivate their interest and ignite their imaginations.

Structured around four key elements that fuel engagement—surprise, curiosity, freedom, and inspiration—Keeping the Wonder offers practical strategies and abundant inspiration for K–12 educators to create lessons that are fun and compelling. Combining enchanting anecdotes, real-world experience, and a wealth of research, the authors share their collective expertise as educators and founders of the innovative Keeping the Wonder workshop. In this dynamic handbook, Jenna, Ashley, Abby, and Staci offer a fresh approach to learning through the lens of wonder. By providing creative ideas for switching up standard lesson plans in ways both subtle and profound, they show us how to recapture our fascination with the world by employing all our senses and enhancing engagement and critical thinking for students and teachers alike.

PRAISE FOR KEEPING THE WONDER

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“BEFORE READING KEEPING THE WONDER, I SAW MY SOCIAL STUDIES CLASS FOR WHAT IT IS: BRICK WALLS, DESKS, AND A FEW COLORFUL POSTERS. TODAY, I SEE MAGIC SEEPING THROUGH THE CRACKS OF EVERY SPACE. KEEPING THE WONDER REUNITED MY PASSION FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING WITH EVERY TURN OF THE PAGE."

DR. JACOB BAUER ZEBLEY / HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER /

2015 CECIL COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

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“FROM PERSONAL STORIES, PRACTICAL ADVICE, AND RESEARCH-BASED STRATEGIES, KEEPING THE WONDER IS A BOOK YOU WILL REACH FOR TIME AND TIME AGAIN. AFTER READING, YOU'LL START LOOKING NOT JUST AT YOUR OWN CLASSROOM AND CURRICULUM THROUGH THE LENS OF WONDER, BUT THE WORLD AROUND YOU. A MUST READ FOR ANY TEACHER WHO IS LOOKING TO BRING THAT SENSE OF CURIOUSITY AND LOVE OF LEARNING BACK INTO THEIR CLASSROOM."

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CAITLIN MITCHELL AND JESSICA CANNATA / COFOUNDERS OF EB ACADEMICS / BESTSELLING AUTHORS OF THE EMPOWERED ELA TEACHER

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“ABBY, ASHLEY, JENNA, AND STACI HAVE WRITTEN A BOOK THAT ALL EDUCATORS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR: INPSIRATION TO (RE)INVIGORATE THEIR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION WHILE PROVIDING RIGOR, DEPTH, AND SYNTHESIS WITH THEIR APPROACH TO SPECIFIC LESSONS. FROM THE AWESOME WORKSHOPS THEY HAVE CONDUCTED FOR YEARS, DRAWING EDUCATORS FROM AROUND THE NATION IN DROVES, THESE AMAZING EDUCATORS HAVE PROVEN THEY ARE ROCK STARS. REIMAGINING HOW WE TEACH AND ENGAGE OUR STUDENTS IS A PRIORITY, AND KEEPING THE WONDER GIVES PRACTITIONERS PERMISSION TO CREAT WONDER, CURIOUSITY, AND YES, FUN, IN THE CLASSROOM!"

DR. ANGELYNE COLLINS / LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST / BROOKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, 2021 GWINETT MEDIA SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR AND GEORGIA LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION EXEMPLARY MEDIA PROGRAM

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“IF THERE WERE EVER 'PERFECT TIMING,' IT MIKGHT BE RIGHT NOW FOR THIS PRACTICAL YET TRULY INSPIRATIONAL BOOK! WHETHER YOU ARE BEGINNING A CAREER IN TEACHING, OR JUST RETURNING AFTER LONG PERIODS OF 'VIRTUAL' PRACTICE, THIS BOOK AS A SPARK FOR EVERYONE. FROM IDEAS FOR CATCHY REPURPOSED FURNITURE TO PROVIDE AN ENGAGING ATMOSPHERE TO INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES GROUNDED IN RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICES, CONSIDER 'THE WONDER' OF THIS NEW BOOK! BECOME A WONDER MAKER AND BRING CURIOUSITY, SURPRISE, FREEDOM, AND INSPIRATION TO YOUR TEACHING PRACTICE!"

NATE RIDGWAY AND DR. ANGELIA RIDGWAY / COAUTHORS / DON'T DITCH THAT TECH: DIFFERENTIATION IN A DIGITAL WORLD

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"MY GOAL AS A 25-YEAR VETERAN TEACHER IS TO ALWAYS DISCOVER WAYS TO HAVE FUN IN THE CLASSROOM. AS AI READ KEEPING THE WONDER, I FOUND MYSELF SCREAMING, 'YES! YES! YES!' BE PREPARED TO REIGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR TEACHING WITH THE SIMPLE YET INTENTIONAL AND MEANING SECRET ELEMENTS KEEPING THE WONDER THROWS AT YOU!"

NANCY CHUNG / UPPER ELEMENTARY TEACHER / TOP TEN TEACHERS OF ORANGE COUNTY, CA 2021 & TIKTOK STANDOUT TEACHER AWARD FOR 2021

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