Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Teaching Portfolio

This Thursday, I have a preliminary interview for a charter school in the area. A preliminary interview is a 20 minute interview just to see if you get a real interview. Crazy, huh? Anyway, I know I can count on all my followers out there to help me out with my portfolio and interview. I'm really looking to stand out from the crowd here because getting a teaching job here can be like winning the lottery! There are hundreds to thousands of applicants for very few openings. Teachers with 10+ years of experience have gotten laid off due to budget cuts. I'm sure you get the idea.....

Here are a few pictures of my portfolio.




This is basically what I have in my portfolio:
educational philosophy
resume
teacher certification
letters of recommendation
formal evaluations
professional development
learning gains
 sample lesson plans
teacher created materials (including student work samples)
classroom pictures
formal student feedback

So........does anyone have any suggestions to make me stand out from the crowd? Is there anything I can change and/or add to my portfolio? Can I create something in addition to pass out at the interview to help them to remember me? Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much for your help!

Cindy

6 comments:

April Walker said...

It looks great!
~April
The Idea Backpack
ideabackpack@gmail.com

Lisa R. said...

Your portfolio looks excellent!! Good luck!
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Heidi said...

Good luck with everything. I love how you have included a lot of pictures. They will be much more interested in seeing stuff like that and the "story" behind this than the actual full out lesson plans. My thoughts on what to talk about or "mention" is something with common core if they are moving towards that in this school. Knowing some background on the school will help so they can see you mean business and have an interest in their school.

Heidi
My (Not So) Elementary Life

Linda said...

I love your portfolio! I need to get on etogether like that, because I've been struggling with jobs here. I just don't have all the wonderful pictures yet!

Linda
Down The Learning Road

Melissa Sysling said...

Your portfolio looks great! Maybe something about how you would organize your language arts block?
BTW- I've given you a blog award!!

Melissa
Frogs in first grade

Teacher Mom of 3 said...

Wow, the portfolio was impressive! How did the interview go? Praying for you!! :-) Lauren

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