Comments for Investigating Choice Time: Inquiry, Exploration, and Play http://investigatingchoicetime.com by: Renée Dinnerstein Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:20:55 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on What Not to Say to a Teacher – revisited and updated! by Patrick http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2014/08/what-not-to-say-to-a-teacher-revisited-and-updated/#comment-119516 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:20:55 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1240#comment-119516 Thanks Renee for posting this great video. Very funny and a little sad.

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Comment on A Wonderful Hum of Activity: Choice Time! by Michelle http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2011/11/252/#comment-119444 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:26:36 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=252#comment-119444 What an amazing description of a Kindergarten classroom. I am a Kindergarten teacher–been so for almost 20 years–and love it. You are correct when you say that there are ridiculous demands being placed on K’s nowadays. Still, I am going to try to incorporate bits and pieces of this approach into my classroom. The pendulum is going to have to swing back at some point and I think that approaches such as Reggio are going to be very popular. So glad I found this article!

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Comment on A Wonderful Hum of Activity: Choice Time! by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2011/11/252/#comment-119434 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:59:43 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=252#comment-119434 Joan, let’s not give up on kindergarten (and first grade, and second grade…) The big problem aside from the crazies who are coming up with ridiculous demands on teachers and children, is that the young teachers don’t have any models anymore.

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Comment on A Wonderful Hum of Activity: Choice Time! by Joan Kramer http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2011/11/252/#comment-119433 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:30:50 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=252#comment-119433 Thank you Renee. This one I admit makes me sad because it is not happening in enough places in our country. My granddaughter’s kindergarten had none of the above. And this also reminded me about how wonderful my master teacher’s room was – with all kinds of centers, including cooking that her student teachers organized. Only one teacher, about 15 years later when my daughter was in second grade, had as many interesting activities as Bill did, but never available at all times (which my master teacher was able to accomplish somehow). I often went in and volunteered to do the “cooking” but I used Thelma Harms’ cookbook which individualized the cooking experience. It took me all day to teach each child to make his or her own pizza from scratch. I loved this – and they learned so much from it. I am in mourning.

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Comment on SING OUT! by Joan Kramer http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2011/10/sing-out/#comment-119403 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:53:39 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=212#comment-119403 Thank you Renee!! I love to sing. My first job was with Head Start in 1965 – I assisted a wonderful teacher. She had me sing to the children every day. It was wonderful. I wish I had continued in that role – whether as an elementary teacher or even as a Teacher Librarian – my last job before I retired. I also would love to devise a U.S. History course completely based on songs. It would be a great way to teach history I think. Thank you so much for this!! I hope all teachers will sing — the quality of the voice doesn’t matter. The children learn so much more from song!!

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Comment on What Not to Say to a Teacher – revisited and updated! by mary http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2014/08/what-not-to-say-to-a-teacher-revisited-and-updated/#comment-119400 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:42:41 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1240#comment-119400 Kathy always cracks me up – I love her sense of humor. Thank you for the posting!

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Comment on What Not to Say to a Teacher – revisited and updated! by Mary Baldwin http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2014/08/what-not-to-say-to-a-teacher-revisited-and-updated/#comment-119283 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:47:33 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1240#comment-119283 I am laughing out loud here in Atlanta. Kathy is the best! So happy you shared the video! Thanks Renee.
Mary B.

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Comment on What Not to Say to a Teacher – revisited and updated! by Beccy Haugen http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2014/08/what-not-to-say-to-a-teacher-revisited-and-updated/#comment-119250 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:27:58 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1240#comment-119250 That was a great way to begin my day. Can’t ever have too much Kathy Collins.

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Comment on What Not to Say to a Teacher – revisited and updated! by Pat Johnson http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2014/08/what-not-to-say-to-a-teacher-revisited-and-updated/#comment-119248 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:32:10 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1240#comment-119248 OOPS! Kathy’s — forgot the ‘s

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Comment on What Not to Say to a Teacher – revisited and updated! by Pat Johnson http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2014/08/what-not-to-say-to-a-teacher-revisited-and-updated/#comment-119247 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:31:29 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1240#comment-119247 Thanks Renee! Kathy stuff is GREAT! She rocks my world. I love her humor.

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