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Documentation and Assessment: the power of a learning story

Documentation and Assessment: the power of a learning story | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Learning Stories, as developed in New Zealand by Margaret Carr (2001) and her colleagues are...”a particular form of documented and structured observations that take a storied approach and a non-de...

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Kari Smith's curator insight, April 25, 2013 9:22 AM

Powerful tool for capturing student thinking and making the learning visible.....a great professional development topic!!!!

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Passionately Curious: Learning in a Reggio Inspired Kindergarten Environment: The Purpose of Planning Time: How to Make the Day Seemless

Passionately Curious: Learning in a Reggio Inspired Kindergarten Environment: The Purpose of Planning Time: How to Make the Day Seemless | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

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Ms. Kidd's Kindergarten: Listening. Really listening.

Ms. Kidd's Kindergarten: Listening. Really listening. | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
In a play-based environment, this is the ONLY way to assess students learning without feeling like you're a chicken with your head cut off. By taking a few minutes every day (even if its only 5 or 10) and investing "quality" time ...

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Kari Smith's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:18 AM

This is where "trusting in the play" as the work of the young child begins to transform your practice.....are you willing to stick to a routine of listening? What can be done to stick to the consistency of listening? Try it for a week or two and see where it brings you....

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The Ten Commandements of Play-Based Learning

The Ten Commandements of Play-Based Learning | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
My day-to-day work with young children paired with the here-and-there trainings and consultations I do with other early childhood professionals continue to teach me this: one of the most difficult ...

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Caitlyn Frame's curator insight, June 7, 2013 11:27 PM

Although this article appears to be geared for the Early Childhood sector, the relevance of valuing a child's play is a timely and crucial reminder of the way our actions affect a child's learning journey. Empowering children to learn through play-based learning must be shaped by the acitivities we provide but then by their imaginations and their engagement in their activities. What are we doing in the classroom today that will leave a lasting impression on these students' lives?