Appropriate for courses in Introduction to Teaching, Introduction/Foundations of Education, and Portfolio Development in departments of education.
Fifteen years in the marketplace, How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers, has grown to be the preeminent textbook for teachers who need guidance in portfolio development from start to finish. This influential work has guided thousands of pre-service and in-service teachers with the tools they need to provide to others an authentic, broad-based, and compelling method for evaluating their professional abilities.
In seven concise chapters, the latest edition of this best-selling text offers step-by-step procedures for portfolio development, using the 2011 InTASC national teaching standards as the basis for the organization from start to finish. Clearly written with ample real-life examples throughout, the text is simple enough to use without outside help so that novice and experienced teachers alike can independently create a portfolio that showcases their strengths in each of the InTASC standards. The authors have included a robust list of pragmatic artifacts, and present other teaching possibilities so that educators can see the range of documents that are applicable to presenting their professional growth within their personal teaching portfolio. Guidelines for using the portfolio throughout one’s teaching career are included in one chapter, which also details potential interview questions, and additional ways to use the portfolio in an interview. The final chapter is devoted to showing teachers how to pull it all together in an electronic version of the professional portfolio.
The most concise and applicable teaching portfolio development text around, How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers, Sixth Edition, gently guides its audience–whether student teachers, new teachers, tenured teachers, and even master teachers– to a greater understanding and success in creating a professional portfolio to the best of one’s abilities, showcasing each individual’s talents and contributions in the most professional, albeit unique ways.