Author: Tina Charney

These are some of my favorite moments… when learning is happening because you, or a student, or your child “just thought of it” and you “seize the moment.” It might be that you will teach or learn or discover something …

And this happened: math in the moment Read More »

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We had a serendipitous start to our school year! This is a story from two multi-age classrooms of two-and-a-half to four-and-a-half-year-olds from our second week of school! Living here in the desert, I have been lamenting that we have access …

We are the “Investigators” Read More »

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  We have just started the school year at Summit School in Phoenix and already our preschoolers are proving themselves to be amazing. Or in this case, we should say “incredible.”* *Dictionary definitions of “incredible” vary as to the degree …

Can You Say “Incredible”? Read More »

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Shadows are fascinating, and they can be a lot of fun. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a now-classic poem called “My Shadow.” Many of us remember it from his A Child’s Garden of Verses. It begins: I have a little shadow that …

Shadow Play Read More »

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Lately, I’ve been noticing how much learning is going on in our classroom at lunchtime! And I was thinking today that of course that could happen at home, as well. All you need is one or more curious kids and …

Learning at Lunchtime Read More »

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It’s the middle of June, and some of us are already in the summer doldrums – the kids have been out of school for several weeks and (in Phoenix, at least) it is already so hot our energy is sapped. …

Summertime … and the learning is easy Read More »

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