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Journey of Learning, Part 1

September 13, 2011

This year, we’re asking families to partake in their children’s portfolios.  The portfolios are intended to show the journey of learning that happens for each child throughout the year, and attempting to do so without the input of the parents would just be silly.

So, we’ve asked each family to share their hopes and dreams for their child in his portfolio, and opened up the format to be inclusive of many different languages of expression among the parents:  pictures, drawing, poetry, videos, and voice recordings are a few of the ways we discussed at the parent meeting, and I’m excited to listen to the parents in this way.

I found an article on GOOD in which four people take a reflective look at their learning journeys, illustrating some pivotal moments along the way. Although a more retrospective outlook on learning than what we’re asking of parents, it’s interesting to see how each person chooses to illustrate his or her learning, and what is valued along the way.

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