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Wednesday, March 05, 2014


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As a participating member of this study tour, I came away filled filled with compelling impressions and inspiration. Among these are:
-The way in which provocative questions framed the vision and life of the school.
-The respectful, curious and intentional way that teachers spoke with the children.
-The way that the teachers work together - in passion and collaboration
-The way that stories are woven into daily life and play is valued as a fertile land for creative connections and literacy-building.
-The way that the assumptions and principles of the school come alive everywhere in daily life.
- The way that children are invited to explore big ideas from infinite perspectives.
Inspiration from your school has stayed with me and will continue to do so. I celebrate and thank you!

Thanks for sharing your observations, Joanne. I'm so curious to hear about what you've brought back to Lexington: What new ideas have you played with since your visit?

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