Teaching Portfolio

Along with the teaching philosophy, the teaching portfolio is an essential part of a teachers’ professional life.

Seeing as I’ve got a big interview coming up in two weeks, this portfolio is heavy on my mind. Since I have decided to put “freelance blogger” as a related experience on my resume, I feel it is important to add a few posts that display the essence of Just Call Me Ms Frizzle.

What are your favorite posts and which would you recommend I include? What has been most useful for you?

The bigger question, however, is what to include in the portfolio. I had that conversation with my adviser this afternoon. As a part of my graduate program, we are required to compile a portfolio instead of a thesis, but it is to remain at Teachers College for several years after graduation.

This leaves me with no choice but to create another portfolio three months before I have had the opportunity to collect and create the materials necessary for the more comprehensive version.

I’ve decided to include the following – please suggest any other additions or suggestions if you have any!

Things to include in my portfolio:

  • Resume
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Student Teaching Observations and Evaluations
  • Cooperating Teacher Recommendations
  • Sample Lesson Plans
  • Sample Student Work – at least one sample including the rubric used to assess the assignment
  • Sample Blog Entries
  • Other ideas…???

I can’t help but feel this isn’t enough. I’ll probably think differently once I compile it all.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Becky on February 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I received other suggestions lately that I’m still thinking about how to put into action:

    1. Have pictures of yourself teaching and/or interacting with students.
    2. Create a 3-4 question survey for your students to fill out regarding your teaching (suggestions to improve, what they like, what they don’t like, what challenges them, etc.).


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