Thu, Jun 27|
San Diego Reggio Roundtable Summer Book Study
From Teaching to Thinking. Read with Us and Dig Deeper together with Ann Pelo and Margie Carter’s New Book! Beginning Thursday, June 27th.
Time & Location
Jun 27, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Pioneer Park, 1521 Washington Pl, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
About the event
Summer gives us the opportunity to meet while the evenings are longer and many of us have more relaxed schedules. We will meet 4 times to discuss the book beginning Thursday, June 27, and continuing on July 11, 18, & 25 (No meeting July 4th.).
“For many educators, habitual practice is to leap from seeing to doing: we notice a child digging in the sand, or stacking blocks, or rolling playdough into balls, and we jump in with a comment or question or a prop or a directive. We’re eager to teach, and teaching we think, means doing something to or for a child.” So write Ann Pelo and Margie Carter in their popular new book, From Teaching to Thinking.
“The practice of teacher research,” they assert, “asks us to pause before we act – to notice what we see and consider what it signifies about a child’s trajectory of thought, feeling, and experience. To be a teacher researcher is to look below the surface of a child’s play, unwilling to be satisfied with our immediate assumptions about the appearance of the play and its topical focus. We want to understand the meaning inside the play…"
Carlina Rinaldi, a pedagogical leader in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, writes that "The young child is the first great researcher. Children are born searching for the meaning of life, the meaning of the self in relation to others and to the world, the meaning of their existence…Inside the dinosaur drama play, underneath the game about a family of kittens…children are researching questions that compel them. The energizing challenge of the teacher research is to look past the surface of these games, not reaching for the dinosaur theme box or the picture book about kitties. Instead, we wonder: Why dinosaurs: Why a family of cats?”