This is an observation and analysis I did based on the running record and with reference to theories on child development and child play. From the analysis, I also made recommendations as to the role of teachers in children's play in the classroom. This experience taught me the importance of child development knowledge prior to assessment and evaluation of students' development. I would incorporate this kind of detailed observation and analysis as part of my evaluation technique for my future students.
To document my knowledge of human development, I have selected a personal statement of goals written for a class in drama for young children. This statement of goals illustrates my personal pedagogy on how children learn and develop, and in incorporating drama in my classroom to teach children. I concluded the statement with strategies I would adopt in order to make authentic assessment of children's daily progress. I have also included with this paper the comments my professor made concerning my statement of goals. This paper reflects my understanding on child development and teaching drama in a classroom for young children. As I design my curriculum for my children in my future class, I will continue to observe children and reflect on ways I can enrich their learning through incorporating drama in my teaching.