How to Find the Answer: A Crayon, an Inquiry Board, and a Pre-Schooler’s Journey

  An inquiry board helps our son to formulate and formalize creating questions and seeking answers. It’s also become a means through which we build a community invested in investigating both our interests and world.        Kids ask a lot of questions. From the abstract to concrete, their mind is always turning and … Continue reading How to Find the Answer: A Crayon, an Inquiry Board, and a Pre-Schooler’s Journey

Using Texts to Kindle Reading and Relationships  

  Have a variety of books and materials that are immediately accessible for children to touch. Use them as a means to ignite inquiry and spark dialogue.     Kids are tactile. Having an array of resources within hands’ reach sparks their curiosity and instigates exploration, spawning the beginnings of inquiry and dialogue.  So I have … Continue reading Using Texts to Kindle Reading and Relationships  

Building a Home Library: An Autobiographical and Intergenerational Bridge

  A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself. –Jane Austen   Readers have been a part of my life since birth. I cannot remember a time when I was not around someone reading a newspaper, analyzing the Bible and taking notes, or curling up with a good book simply for … Continue reading Building a Home Library: An Autobiographical and Intergenerational Bridge

As Educational Frontiersman: One Man’s Calling to Make a Difference

On any given day, John R. Jenkins, Ed.D., can be found laboring in the fray, soldiering on the frontline of education. He is an irrepressible spirit who has embodied several educative incarnations.  As English/Language Arts teacher, teacher trainer, instructional coach, consultant, researcher, faculty member, administrator, and currently Vice President of Programs for the School Leaders … Continue reading As Educational Frontiersman: One Man’s Calling to Make a Difference