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Lesson Plans


Sandy's Portfolio......

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Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Sun, 26 Apr 1998 00:11:43 -0700


>There is some confusion as to how much should be put into a portfolio when
>going for a job interview. Through this list serve I read that you should
>have:
>your resume
>philosophy
>lesson plan
>special needs lesson
>multicultural lesson
>integration lesson
>photos of student work
>photos of own artwork
>
>My professor tells me to include no more than 10 pages. What do you think?
>And should I then include a lesson from more than one grade level. I have
>student taught grades 2, 5, 7, and 8.
........................

Hi, Sandy.....I don't know what you have in mind as a grade level, but I
can pass on to you what I was asked (at the middle school level) and what I
did.

I had a resume
I had no written philosophy but I was asked two questions...
1. Why do I think art is important?
2. What do I feel is the most important thing I want the
students to learn?
I brought TONS of student samples and was prepared to give very
quick, verbal lesson objectives for each...2 & 3D.

I feel the last thing on my short list was the absolute, most important thing
I could have brought. The interviewers had real tangible products on which
to judge my teaching ability...or so they thought. I guess picking up the
student work, handling it and looking at it up close was a huge step better
than looking at photos. I was hired on the spot with a room full of
applicants waiting to be interviewed. I was lucky but the "products" were
the proverbial "foot in the door". Give that some thought to include on
your list. Good luck job hunting. We're pulling for
ya.....Toodles...............

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd.
Danville, California 94526
bkramer.ca.us