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We (the Students) are the Documentarians!

February is all about family in Kindergarten Hebrew class. We are learning the names of our family members in Hebrew ( אֲנִי אבּא אִמָּא אָח אָחוֹת תִּינוֹק תִּינֹקֶת קָטָן קְטַנָּה גָּדוֹל גְּדוֹלָה סבּא סָבְתָא חַיַּת מַחְמַד כֶּלֶב חָתוּל דָּג אוֹגֵר),… Continue Reading →

Endless Possibilities

  Today the Documentors will learn the art of Sketchnoting, a technique that can help make thinking visible by putting thoughts and ideas into pictures. As a former doodler (before life with 4 kids and a full time job) I… Continue Reading →

Capturing Resilience

Today the Documentors were invited into a Grade 3 math class with the goal of making learning visible. The students were assigned open-ended multiplication problems, and demonstrated their knowledge of 1 or 2 digit multiplication, using pictures, words, and numbers to demonstrate… Continue Reading →

An Emotional Challenge…

This is the second challenge I have undertaken, and it proved to be challenging indeed! I am an emotional person (sometime overly emotional) so this challenge spoke to me, as did the examples I watched in the pre-planning stages. Let’s… Continue Reading →

Enriching Art Experiences

Following my previous post Stretching Beyond “of Learning”, Janet Hale made some excellent recommendations on how to enrich my planned art lesson. Unfortunately, I only saw them after the lesson was completed. How to correct this fail? Apply the suggestions to… Continue Reading →

Stretching beyond “Of” learning

While reading through the first chapter of Documenting for Learning by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, http://langwitches.org/blog/2018/01/30/now-available-a-guide-to-documenting-learning/ It became obvious to me that although I was proud of my photos and displays of children’s learning, this is as far as I usually get…. Continue Reading →

Improving Documentation

Upon reading the first chapter of A Guide to Documenting Learning, by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano and Janet A. Hale, it was obvious that my style of documentation has been OF learning. Basically, I tend to photograph or take video clips… Continue Reading →

Face your Fears

For our second challenge we were tasked to choose an inspirational quote.  This one resonated with me the most as throughout my life I have been forced to face and overcome my fears so many times. It is never easy… Continue Reading →

Finding the Flow

Today was day 2 of an amazing journey as part of the new cohort learning about documenting4learning with Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano. I am learning to push myself deeper out of the comfort zone and take more risks in order to… Continue Reading →

The Hug

Today was an exercise in  pushing beyond my comfort zone. As easy as it is to be natural in front of my students, I struggle with “putting myself out there” and making myself vulnerable for public judgment. I also have… Continue Reading →

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