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!
This is the beginning page kind of like the table of contents which lists everything in each divider. They are the color the divider for easier access.
Section 1: Professional Resources
- educational philosophy
- presentation (with pictures)
- copies of certfications
Section 2: Before School Resources
- Bulletin boards I've created
- Classroom layout plans
- welcome letter (ties in parent commuincation)
Sorry it is sideways but that's my welcome letter!
Section 3: First Day
- 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 4: How my Classroom Runs (I feel like this part is huge- and can really make a difference in the classroom)
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
I wanted to make sure I had everything in case I get stuck in my interview or would have something to talk about! What do you think?! I would love to have some feedback from educators since I'm so new!!!!!
I'm sure I will be adding more soon- like I said a work in progress........gotta start somewhere. It serves my purposes for right now!