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:
letters of recommendation
sample lesson plans
teacher created materials (including student work samples)
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!