Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I am so pleased to share with you this video interview that I recently had with Natural Curiosity.

Thank you to Nikki Fletcher and Andrea Cousineau for this incredible opportunity to reflect about my inquiry-based learning practices.

This video was featured on the Natural Curiosity website of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study University of Toronto: www.naturalcuriosity.ca. I strongly encourage you to visit their site for more resources about environmental inquiry!

Happy Earth Day from our classroom to yours! 

I wanted to end off with this quote from my friend Jean Sena's Instagram post:

In the end we will conserve only what we love.  We will love only what we understand.  And we will understand only what we were taught. -Baba Dioum Senegal

Let's teach our children to love this Earth and let's allow them to teach us how to slow down and wonder about its beauty...


  1. Joanne you are amazing and an inspiration for anyone working with children. If only all classrooms had this "spark" and were co-constructors with the children. I love your blog as it makes a teacher realise why we work with children and what learning should be about.

  2. This is so wonderful. I'm a Prep (Australia's equivalent to Kindergarten) teacher in Melbourne and I'm just finishing up my first year with my own class. This is how I want to teach! I'll be starting at a new school next year that runs an inquiry-based program, so I'm very excited! Thanks for some great ideas and some wonderful insight into what great inquiry learning looks like!