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elements of a good portfolio



Use this list as a starting point for ideas for information and items to include in your portfolio:
  • Table of contents
  • Resume, including continuing education, special committee work and awards and special recognition
  • References
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Educational philosophy
  • Classroom management theory
  • Personal goals
  • Sample worksheets, games and tests
  • Examples of lessons - units or projects
  • Photos of your classroom in action to illustrate your lesson examples
  • Examples of students' work
  • Final results of projects or committees you have been a part of
  • Optional: short video showing you in action in front of the classroom and one-on-one with students
  • Optional: screen shots and addresses of school or classroom websites you have created
  • Optional: computer disks and print-outs of programs you have written or modified