You’re Telling the Story


How to develop useful assessments for learning in early childhood

Janet Moles

You’re Telling the Story equips early childhood educators with practical and user-friendly strategies to make documentation more effective and meaningful. This guide helps you work smarter, not harder, while enhancing teaching practices and improving outcomes for children.

Key Highlights:

  • Effective Documentation: Learn how to create documentation that truly tells a story, reflecting a sense of place, time, and continuity.
  • Authentic Learning Stories: Discover the power of learning stories that document the history of a child as a learner, showcasing real learning behaviours and actions.
  • Child-Centered Assessment: Explore a new approach to assessment by writing learning stories directly to the child, not just about them, fostering a deeper understanding and connection.

You’re Telling the Story provides a fresh perspective on documenting children’s learning journeys, making the process both insightful and manageable. Transform your documentation practices and enrich your teaching with this invaluable resource.


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Janet Moles

Janet Moles was a senior lecturer of education (early childhood) and course director in the School of Education at Deakin University. She has had extensive experience teaching in early childhood education settings in New Zealand, and has taught in the polytechnic and university sectors, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as supervising higher degree research students.

Her research work has focused on multicultural perspectives in curriculum development to create learning environments that incorporate the funds of knowledge of children, families and communities. This drew on her PhD research, which sought to increase the voice of ethnic minority preservice teachers.

Janet has taken leadership roles in many early childhood service types including education and care, special education and kindergarten. This led to her forming her own company to provide centre-based professional development for in-service teachers, specialising in curriculum development, learning stories, leadership and program evaluation.

Additional Information
Weight 0.17 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 4 cm