About the book…

“In Documenting Learning, the authors seek to qualify, rather than quantify, what contemporary learning is all about: looking for, capturing, reflecting, sharing, and amplifying the learning that is taking place. In this text, they break down these actions and how they apply to before, during, and after learning moments and describe a new way to approach contemporary work and self-determined learning.”
Michael Fisher, Author and Consultant

The Book

A Guide to Documenting Learning will be published by Corwin press in January 2018

The Blog

Follow our own journey around documenting learning on our blog.

The Authors

Meet Silvia and Janet, the authors of A Guide to Documenting Learning. Want to work us? Contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

The Why

The Why Behind Documenting Learning

#documenting4learning

When the "act and the process of documenting learning" becomes the vehicle to learn, we can look at it as a method that facilitates learning.

Latest Blog

Documenting and Learning from a Half Marathon Training

Two weeks ago, I reached a personal goal of mine: Finishing a half marathon run! After I set my goal and signed up for the 21K (13.1 miles) Half Marathon...

Comfort Zones and Documenting Learning

I am a list maker… to the extreme… I will even add items to the list after completion, in order to be able to get the satisfaction of checking it...

The Four Kinds of Documentation

by Melissa Thompson, cross-posted from her blog. As I work on creating a Blogging Bingo Challenge for my students, I felt an inforgraphic explaining some of the tasks would be...

During Documentation Phase: Capturing Images

During the Documentation Phase, you might capture different media. Images are an easy and fast way to capture visible and sometimes “not so visible” evidence of learning. As with other...

During Documentation Phase: Encourage “Capturable” Thinking

There are three phases for the documentation OF/FOR/AS Learning process that Janet Hale and I advocate for in our book A Guide to Documenting Learning. This blog post explores a...

#CorwinTalks Twitter Chat Archive

On June 19th, Corwin Press hosted a Twitter Chat with Janet and I about our book. We had many fantastic participants and contributors to the conversation. Check out the chat’s...

Trying to Make Reflection Visible

by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano Photography is one of my hobbies. Over the years, I have had different themes that I try to capture with my lens (ex. doors, faces in...

10 Tips for Embedding Digital Portfolios as Part of your Classroom Habits

Teachers and schools are dipping their toes into the world of Digital Portfolios. They are using platforms such as  edublogs, Blogger, SeeSaw, Bloomz or Google Sites, to document and archive student...

When a Blogger Writes a Book: Documenting Learning

So, I am finally starting a blog post the way so many other bloggers have started one (and that I frankly don’t like): “I have not written much on my...

Network Literacy and Documenting Learning

This is the sixth and last post in a series to dig deeper into the relationship between literacy and documenting learning. HOW does documenting learning have an effects on awareness,...