Observing Children . This is an excellent article that explains why it is so important to observe children to help you plan for their learning. It is somewhat lengthy and has video clips in it to show you examples. But most importantly I want you to pay attention to the first few paragraphs.
UBC Institute for early child development takes a look at the Reggio Emilia approach inwhich documentation as communication is the practice. Documentation is viewed as a tool for teacher research, reflection, collaboration and decision making.