What is a learning story?
Hey all! I’m sitting in the library, writing assignments, and really valuing the fact that MacEwan University has plenty of couches and caffeine available. I’m feeling super tired today and motoring through some homework on this three hour break. I plan on taking a nap on a couch soon! Hopefully I don’t get caught by @macewansleeps — an Instagram account I have recently stumbled upon. People take sneaky pictures of students sleeping and post them on there! People with iPhones, stay away!
Speaking schoolwise though, I do love Thursday mornings, as on those mornings we visit a child at one of our previous field placements. We observe one particular child who benefits from extra observation. As we observe them, we write Learning Stories about the child. Learning Stories are child-friendly observations that focus on the child’s strengths and how they learn through certain experiences in order to further develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Once we have finished our fifteen-hour observation period, we create a Learning Stories binder for the child and their families. What a beautiful memory!