On Tuesday, September 6th the Brooklyn Historical Society graciously hosted the launch of my book Choice Time- How To Deepen Learning Through Inquiry and Play, PreK-2. To my great surprise over 200 people showed up for the event. Luckily I had arranged for a former kindergarten student of mine, Jimmy Negron, to videotape the evening.
There were two parts to the launch. First I narrated a Powerpoint presentation showing images from the book and spoke a bit about the importance of inquiry-based learning. Then I was joined on stage by Anna Allanbrook, principal of the Brooklyn New School. We discussed the challenge of introducing progressive practices into New York City public schools.
Today’s post shows Part One, “Why Choice Time.”
If you would like to read more about the book, check my page on the Heinemann website, http://www.heinemann.com/products/E07765.aspx