I was intrigued by this statement in the blog by Renee Dinnerstein:
“still does some thematic studies but she also listens closely to her children and develops inquiry projects based on their interests and wonderings.”
I love that she listens closely to the children. I wonder that questions she and the children pose to develop inquiry projects. Think about the questions that the teacher may have raised to children about the wheelchair. Think about the different approach. Instead to direct instruction about wheelchairs, children’s inquiry was so much more that the regurgitation of facts. The teacher’s support of the children, including the questions and comments gave a framework for authentic learning!