Comments for Investigating Choice Time: Inquiry, Exploration, and Play http://investigatingchoicetime.com by: RenĂ©e Dinnerstein Tue, 26 May 2015 22:46:17 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN REMEMBER? by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/05/what-will-the-children-remember/#comment-123625 Tue, 26 May 2015 22:46:17 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1511#comment-123625 Thanks so much for your words of agreement. They mean a lot to me. I certainly will check out your blog. Put me on your mailing list if you send out notices of postings. I’ll also check out the article.

Best wishes
Renee

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Comment on WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN REMEMBER? by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/05/what-will-the-children-remember/#comment-123624 Tue, 26 May 2015 22:45:54 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1511#comment-123624 Thanks so much for your words of agreement. They mean a lot to me. I certainly will check out your blog. Put me on your mailing list if you send out notices of postings. I’ll also check out the article.

Best wishes
Renee

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Comment on WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN REMEMBER? by Deb Vilas http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/05/what-will-the-children-remember/#comment-123623 Tue, 26 May 2015 22:26:52 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1511#comment-123623 Hi Renee.
I am just reaching out behind the scenes to tell you that I am a faithful follower of your blog. It speaks deeply to me, as I feel that our country is so far off base with a focus on “academics” in early years to the detriment of children everywhere. Your blog brings to life everything that makes sense – through your words and pictures. Your most recent post is fabulous, and it has me thinking back on what I remember from kindergarten, and it wasn’t the three R’s!
Have you seen the article in Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201505/early-academic-training-produces-long-term-harm? Great studies showing what we already know!
If you are interested, I just started my own blog — still figuring out my audience and voice, but having fun with it. http://www.pediaplay.com if you want to take a look and follow me too.
All my best,
Deb Vilas
Bankstreet College of Education

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Comment on WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN REMEMBER? by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/05/what-will-the-children-remember/#comment-123605 Mon, 25 May 2015 23:31:12 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1511#comment-123605 Katie, I’m so glad to hear that. When I’m in your classroom I can feel the excitement of the children. It’s wonderful to experience!

Renee

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Comment on WHAT WILL THE CHILDREN REMEMBER? by Katie http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/05/what-will-the-children-remember/#comment-123601 Mon, 25 May 2015 22:08:06 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1511#comment-123601 I can’t count how many times I’ve heard “remember when we built that big car together??” I bring a handful of kids up for lunch with andy a few times a week and I love hearing them reminisce about building, trips and centers!

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Comment on Hurt No Living Thing by katherine brady http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2013/07/hurt-no-living-thing/#comment-123568 Mon, 18 May 2015 16:10:17 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=730#comment-123568 I have decided that homeschooling is the way to go. There’s a Tustin school district homeschool program where he has access to his home school for any events or after school activities. I would take him to the homeschool learning center three times a week for four hours and then he would get picked up by an after school program. I met someone else who is in the same boat as I. She has to work part time and doesn’t want her kids to go to the school they’re supposed to go to because of bullying issues.

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Comment on Hurt No Living Thing by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2013/07/hurt-no-living-thing/#comment-123414 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:53:22 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=730#comment-123414 Good for you Katherine for being such a good advocate for your child!

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Comment on Hurt No Living Thing by katherine brady http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2013/07/hurt-no-living-thing/#comment-123410 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:35:11 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=730#comment-123410 I found a public school nearby that has open enrollment for all children in the district but there is a wait list. I will have to wait 2 years before he can attend. I asked about behavior charts and their public display in the classroom. They disapprove of that math and think it’s antiquated. Hooray!

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Comment on Leveled Books in Kindergarten? by Amy Binin http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/04/leveled-books-in-kindergarten/#comment-123391 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:48:48 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1499#comment-123391 Well said Renee! Forcing kindergarten students to use a leveled library is like eating genetically modified produce; it looks great on the surface, but once you sink in your teeth, the juiciness just isn’t there. Thank you for advocating for our youngest school children and the educators who work with them!

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Comment on Leveled Books in Kindergarten? by Alice Mulligan http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2015/04/leveled-books-in-kindergarten/#comment-123386 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:38:08 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1499#comment-123386 Thank you, Renee. I am glad to have found your blog. I am so lucky to have had the privilege of being a student observer and subsequent student teacher of yours twice! I never would have believed that education would have evolved into this fiasco that is about anything but children.

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