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- Buy The Book:
An obvious first step is to purchase a three-ring binder now to keep
on a shelf in your room. The visual reminder might be enough to encourage
you to save information for it.
- Be A Smart Curator:
Figure out how you are going to save information and move it into your
portfolio. One way would be to keep a large enough box in your room
to archive things from your classroom for up to a year at a time. At
least once per year, sort through your archive box and move items over
to a portfolio box or file. Some items might be obvious enough to go
straight into the portfolio file, such as printed results of special
committee work you participated in.
- Divide And Conquer:
Use tabbed dividers to organize and separate the contents of your portfolio.
Identically named folders can be kept in your portfolio box or file
cabinet as holding places for information. Suggestions for sections:
resume and certification information; classroom planning, instruction
and evaluation; personal goals and professional preparation; committee
work; outside educational activities.
- Put It On The
Calendar: Pencil in days on your calendar to review your portfolio
and sort through your archive box.
of a good portfolio