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by Sarah Field
Curriculum and Program Manager

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June 18, 2018
“If You Name It, They Think They Know It” – PBL & Wonder

by Sarah Field
Curriculum and Program Manager

(This reflection by my colleague has a nice message for families going on summer vacations.)

My second grade teacher, Pat Quenzel, was a master of wonder. In her class, we spent hours looking closely at the world around us, engaging from a place of curiosity. We sketched worms and improvised plays and designed new systems of government. We learned how to ask questions and then how to ask more questions. Pat skillfully refrained from handing us the answers, leaving us to guess and imagine and hypothesize and test and stay in a place of not-knowing. At some point during my second grade year, my family planned a vacation to a campground in rural Nova Scotia. My mother spoke with Pat on the phone and...

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