This post is my own personal reflection on a blog post I read!
I feel as though documenting for learning was always something teachers did innately, without having put an actual name on the method. It’s important to document what you are doing, how it worked, how different types of learners responded to it, that way you know how to proceed with your teaching. As a teacher who collaborates a lot with my colleagues, I find it helpful to have these notes on hand when talking with other teachers. This allows me to get detailed about my teachings and its success.
Making these documentations will allow me to make improvements for the next time that I teach. Seeing what was successful and unsuccessful with the students will allow me to make the appropriate adjustments, without making the same mistakes again. Written documentation can be filed and revisited many times of in order to deliver the best possible lesson for the students.
Students should also document for learning in order to begin understanding what type of students they are and how they learn best. Being able to see that a tool was successful in the student’s learning can help them for future courses and remind them of what works for them. Documenting their successes and failures for learning will help the students share their experiences and knowledge with their classmates in order to form a collaborative bond in learning.