Educator's Voice VIII: Inquiry-Based Learning: Preparing Young Learners for the Demands of the 21st Century
Summary: In this classroom early learners are challenged to explore a hands-on investigation in science. Using inquiry to inform the process, students are led through a carefully developed and exciting study on the life of worms. Across observations, rich discussions, and nature journals, a multi-sensory experience unfolds in one urban classroom.
Melissa Fine is a kindergarten teacher at Manhattan New School in New York City. She has been working in the New York City Department of Education as an early childhood teacher for six years. Fine is an ardent supporter of arts education and embeds art, drama and movement into all areas of curriculum.
Lindsey Desmond is a kindergarten teacher at Manhattan New School in New York City, where she has been an early childhood educator for 11 years. She is passionate about validating and nurturing the child’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder. She continues to marvel in the discoveries young children happen upon as they engage with, and investigate, their own environment.
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