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:
- 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.