How to make learning visible is something that I continue to struggle with. How to do it in such a way that it does not feel awkward, or create a huge extra workload for the teacher.
In England displays were of great importance in the classroom, so that is something that is within me. I actually love to make displays! But I have a relatively small (shared) space and I also want to ensure that it feels uncluttered.
So, what other forms of documentation truly make learning visible?
We have made books on a variety of topics. We have made collaborative season books, books on emotions and also books to demonstrate a range of different ways to work with a material. The one the kids love best is the book showing some different ways in which they work with clay.
I was reading this and it inspired me to really work on portfolios for the children. So far they have a couple of pieces of work (chosen by the children) and I am excited to see them develop.
I am thrilled that so many of you are reading this and responding. Isn’t it exciting to be creating a community of inspired educators!
Here’s another chance to take part…..tell us what ways you approach ‘making learning visible’. What forms of documentation to you use?