On Display: Upcoming Professional Book Study for #CTInquiry

Friday, December 6, 2013

Recently our #CTInquiry (Connected through inquiry: A curious community of learners) decided to use a professional resource to support our ongoing dialogue about early childhood education.   At our November session, I brought with me a number of options, which included topics such as, inquiry-based learning, emergent curriculum, and Reggio Emilia inspiration.  Before we decided which book to go with, we reviewed all of the books on the table and brought the list down to five.  Our online #CTInquiry members also gave a few suggestions, bringing us up to seven options. Thankfully Robyn Ecclestone created a digital survey for everyone to cast an online vote. 


The results showed that we will be reading:

Authentic Childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the Classroom, 3rd, Edition written by Susan Fraser


Please purchase this book for our January session.
(Thursday, January 16th, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Lorna Jackson Public School and 9:00-10:00 p.m. via Twitter #CTInquiry)
If you would like to follow us online, we also welcome you to purchase the book and contribute to the online conversation.  If the cost of the book is of concern, try to see if you can borrow it from a library or share it with another participant.


Here were some of the other choices that were suggested:









I would like to end of this post with a few quotes in memory of the great Nelson Mandela:


  • "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
  • "It always seems impossible until it's done."
  • "After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many  more hills to climb."



May he rest in peace...

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