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Renée Dinnerstein, author of the Heinemann publication, Choice Time: How To Deepen Learning Through Inquiry And Play, has over 50 years experience working as an early childhood educator. She taught in Rome, Italy, in New York City at P.S. 321 and was teacher-director of the all-inclusion Children’s School early childhood annex.
In 2001 until 2003, Ms. Dinnerstein was an early childhood staff developer in the New York City Department of Education Division of Instructional Support, where she wrote curriculum, led study groups and summer institutes, and helped write the New York City Prekindergarten Standards. Since 2003, Ms. Dinnerstein has worked as an early childhood consultant, concentrating on introducing self-directed, inquiry-based Choice Time into classes from pre-kindergarten through second grade and helping teachers work with children to develop whole-class inquiry projects. Renee presents at conferences in the United States and Asia. In 2018, the Beijing Normal University Press published her book in Mandarin and she had a telephone discussion with educators that was listened to by over 1000 teachers in China.
Her blog, Investigating Choice Time: Inquiry, Exploration, and Play is widely read by educators and families of young children.