Being a young’un (in teacher standards) I’ve been working on my portfolio to take along to interviews! This process had been harder than I thought it would be. I feel Misty’s pain at Think, Wonder, Teach!- There are really no resources or guides about how to create something that would be adequate but not too much to take to interviews for talking points.
We have a different portfolio for our end of student teaching with artifacts and rationales linked to every state standard. Granted, those are very important but SO LONG and I don’t think a principal would take time to read them all so I was looking for something semi-brief that would show off me!
I have found a couple great resources in some bloggers
Misty has a FANTASTIC post here which is how I want to modify mine (but I’ll show you my process now because it might be useful to someone hopefully). Amy also has a GREAT post about her professional portfolio here! Seriously go check these ladies out…..can’t get enough resources!
After gathering everything I wanted in my portfolio, I wanted to organize it by sections that made sense and really showed me as a teacher. I feel like its a work in process but this can be a great start!
Section 1: Professional Resources
- educational philosophy
- presentation (with pictures)
- copies of certfications
- Bulletin boards I’ve created
- Classroom layout plans
- welcome letter (ties in parent commuincation)
- My first day script (it was a class assignment buy boy will I be glad to have this!)
- My whole first day plan with activities for the entire day in 30 min increments
Section 5: Showcase of my work
- lesson plans (I tried to have something for each subject)
- guided reading
- social studies
- unit plans
- pictures of lessons or classroom
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