A Conversation with Renee Dinnerstein

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Renée Dinnerstein talks to us about choice, play, and inquiry, particularly in the early years. Renee is known for her work as an early childhood educator and as the author of Choice Time: How to Deepen Learning Through Inquiry and Play. With over 50 years experience in education, she has been affiliated with New York City’s public schools, Department of Education, and the Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project Early Childhood ‘Think Tank’.


Education research has a problem. The work of brilliant education researchers often doesn’t reach the practice of brilliant teachers. Classroom Caffeine is here to help. Each week, I invite a top education researcher to sit down and talk with teachers about what they have learned from years of study.

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