Comments for Investigating Choice Time: Inquiry, Exploration, and Play http://investigatingchoicetime.com by: Renée Dinnerstein Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:04:10 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Can Learning As Play Make a Kindergarten Comeback ? by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2016/09/can-learning-as-play-make-a-kindergarten-comeback/#comment-125851 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:04:10 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1837#comment-125851 Lisanne, please do keep in touch and send more information about the conference.

Renee

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Comment on Can Learning As Play Make a Kindergarten Comeback ? by Lisanne Pinciotti http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2016/09/can-learning-as-play-make-a-kindergarten-comeback/#comment-125850 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:00:59 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1837#comment-125850 So thrilled to read this article by Lydie, a Montessori colleague! Another colleague and I will be presenting at the 2017 American Montessori Society National Conference on this very topic. We are a Montessori teacher education program in NYC and look forward to connecting with you to share ideas. Investigating Choice is the foundation of the Prepared Environment and is the cornerstone of our work with young children. *Thanks to Pat for passing this along…

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Comment on Can Learning As Play Make a Kindergarten Comeback ? by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2016/09/can-learning-as-play-make-a-kindergarten-comeback/#comment-125848 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:31:11 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1837#comment-125848 Thank you Pat! You’re doing such wonderful work. We need to clone you!

Best regards
Renee

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Comment on Can Learning As Play Make a Kindergarten Comeback ? by Pat Pinciotti http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2016/09/can-learning-as-play-make-a-kindergarten-comeback/#comment-125846 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:37:39 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1837#comment-125846 Renee – I cannot thank you enough for your thoughtful and provocative work! You and the opportunities you provide for children and teachers have inspired our work at East Stroudsburg University C.R.E.A.T.E. lab. http://quantum.esu.edu/createlab/ In January we partnered with one of our ESU Professional Development Schools to introduce a C.R.E.A.T.E. lab into K-5 choice times. The Kindergarten classes have used this space prolifically. Organized around a provocation, students make choices and teachers have the opportunity to really observe and document student learning. The conversations, explorations, and intellectual growth are documented within each visit to the C-lab and shared publicly in the school. Resica Elementary school began 22 years ago with an arts-integrated focus and continues to lean forward in providing high quality, integrated learning, now with choice time! Looking forward to seeing this transformation grow. Gratitude….pat

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Comment on Remembering Ellie Barr by Alice Mulligan http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2013/12/remembering-ellie-barr/#comment-125742 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:45:39 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=930#comment-125742 Ellie sent me to you, Rene, in your Three Year-Old room, at what was then called (I think) Garfield Temple. I was her student at KCC and she took me to my first NAEYC conference. She wonderful and has impacted my life in many ways. I still have the book she wrote with Judy Danoff on the shelf in my office and it is still relevant. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

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Comment on Remembering Ellie Barr by Annette Parsons http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2013/12/remembering-ellie-barr/#comment-125740 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:05:16 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=930#comment-125740 How wonderful to have had a opportunity to have known this remarkable women.
Thank you for sharing her story with us.

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Comment on About Renée Dinnerstein by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/about/#comment-125736 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 01:51:45 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?page_id=2#comment-125736 Hi Eileen. I just added your name to my mailing list. I hope you find my book Choice Time- How to Deepen Learning through Inquiry and Play helpful.
Best wishes, Renee

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Comment on About Renée Dinnerstein by Eileen Clark-Nagaoka http://investigatingchoicetime.com/about/#comment-125735 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:03:58 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?page_id=2#comment-125735 Love your blog! I’m a public school kinder teacher in California trying to implement a more project based curriculum and really need help. Not seeing how to subscribe to your blog.

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Comment on Revisiting “Camping Out” by Renee http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2016/08/revisiting-camping-out/#comment-125733 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:25:45 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1808#comment-125733 Thank you Amy. Ditto!
Renee

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Comment on The Classroom Speaks: Getting the room set up by Shawna Coppola http://investigatingchoicetime.com/2016/08/the-classroom-speaks-getting-the-room-set-up/#comment-125731 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:14:38 +0000 http://investigatingchoicetime.com/?p=1797#comment-125731 This is a fantastic post, Renee, and thank you for offering a sneak peek of your book (that I’m SO excited to read!!). I, too, would love to hear from Susan about how the inquiry goes with her 4th & 5th graders. I wrote about that on my blog this summer (https://mysocalledliteracylife.com/2016/07/22/your-first-inquiry-design-a-collaborative-learning-space/) about classroom design as inquiry, but as a literacy specialist without my own classroom, I am forced to live vicariously through others!

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