It has been a long standing requirement in early childhood education programs to observe and document children’s learning.
We need to get beyond more than just work samples, portfolios and random observations.
Think about this…
What is documentation of children’s learning?
Documentation provides a picture of children’s experiences, development and learning. It helps to support planning that is meaningful to each child and demonstrates that teachers are thinking carefully about children’s learning.
Through documentation, we can show the ordinary to be extraordinary. – Shater 2002
There are different ways that we can document children’s learning. We can use…
Documentation that is present in the classroom can be as varied as the creators mind permits.
Create an area that is designated for classroom documentation. Start documenting children’s learning process as they explore and learn together about one of their interest.
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I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.