This has been my work in the classroom and has been inspired by my research into the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Documentation is an essential element in my work as a teacher. It is a way of seeing, understanding and assessing both learning and curriculum and making it visible to all of the protagonists in the learning process. Photography is embedded my documentation - not just pictures of happy children, but series of photography the discover and record learning moments and children's intellectual engagement. Documentation shows the entire context of education because it shows the learning process inside the learning community.
I have presented to university classes, the Boise Art Museum, the annual NAEYC Conference, and area schools on this subject. I also provide consulting on documentation in the classroom with teachers.
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