Comments for Investigating Choice Time: Inquiry, Exploration, and Play http://investigatingchoicetime.com by: RenĂ©e Dinnerstein Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:25:28 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on An Inquiry-Based Classroom by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2014/10/an-inquiry-based-classroom/#comment-123085 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:25:28 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1352#comment-123085 Hi Andrew. I’ll scrounge around and see if I can find pictures. I actually need to find a classroom where this is being done and take some photos for my book on Choice Time, so one way or another, I’ll get them to you!
Renee

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Comment on An Inquiry-Based Classroom by Andrew http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2014/10/an-inquiry-based-classroom/#comment-123063 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:39:00 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1352#comment-123063 Hi Renee,

I really enjoyed reading this post, and it definitely gave me food for thought on how I can better make inquiry a part of my classroom.

I’m curious, you mention “The room is organized into clear areas. (In my classroom, I integrated tables into each center, giving the classroom the look of a laboratory for learning and experimenting rather than having tables clustered together.)”

I’m having difficulty visualising this, could you possibly share a picture or two so that I can see what that kind of layout looks like?

Thank you!

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Comment on At the Museum by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/01/at-the-museum/#comment-123006 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:21:24 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1390#comment-123006 I must look him up. Thank you for sharing Jacqueline. I’d love to see the photos and, if you like, post them.
Renee

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Comment on At the Museum by jacqueline moore http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/01/at-the-museum/#comment-123001 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 01:04:15 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1390#comment-123001 I do have some photos. The kids were adorable. The artist’s name is Joaquin Torres-Garcia, not Garcia Torres.

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Comment on Nature and Nurture: the best of pre-k by Joan Kramer http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/02/1436/#comment-122945 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:48:20 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1436#comment-122945 I am so in love with this classroom. And so terribly sad that children today are not having this experience. This is the absolute best way to teach children. Thank you for sharing.

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Comment on At the Museum by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/01/at-the-museum/#comment-122933 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:45:59 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1390#comment-122933 This sounds SO fascinating!Do you have any photos? I would love to learn more about this, Thank you for sharing!
Renee

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Comment on At the Museum by Jackie Moore http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/01/at-the-museum/#comment-122929 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:10:36 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1390#comment-122929 Hello,
This summer I had the opportunity to watch young students in Montevideo, Uruguay, work with a talented museum educator at the museum dedicated to the work of Joaquin Garcia-Torres. The kids studied two paintings and then used blocks to recreate the paintings. They were also given the chance to create their own ‘block’ paintings in the style of Garcia-Torres. The educator completely understood the squirminess of her young audience, and she allowed them to run and slide across the shiny, smooth, wooden floor of the museum space (far away from the art work, of course!).

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Comment on Links by Jennifer Woodruff http://investigatingchoicetime.com/links/#comment-122916 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:55:32 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?page_id=38#comment-122916 Hi Renee, Donna Santman suggested that I get in touch with you about a UPK Professional Development Day that I’m organizing through Bank Street. Now that I look at your blog I think you are probably overqualified to be a facilitator! But I would love to talk to you about the day if you might be interested in being involved. Thanks, Jennifer Woodruff jwoodruff@bankstreet.edu

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Comment on Nature and Nurture: the best of pre-k by Tomasen Carey http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/02/1436/#comment-122832 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:46:34 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1436#comment-122832 Ahhh… the beauty of nature, children and a respectful teacher is sheer heaven as you show how curiosity, trust and student’s lead this study! Thanks for sharing Renee!!

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Comment on As I Sit Here: Thinking about Pre-k by Maggie http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/01/inquiry-and-investigation-pre-k/#comment-122731 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:29:58 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1414#comment-122731 I teach in SC. I’m at a very good school and district. However, this big change feels like it is a panic from the district and they are trying to make a change to stay ahead of everyone else. I think they are pushing the teachers in the wrong direction.

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