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Re: what goes on a teacher's resume?

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DeDeRuss
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 09:09:24 EDT


This art teacher portfolio is a wonderful idea. We just recently had an
opening in our school for a new art teacher. Our headmaster (wise man that
he is) had the current art teachers review the portfolio/applications of each
teacher that visited us. PLUS---he had them come and spend a day with us (or
whatever time they had for a portion of the day)----they observed us and we
could see how they interacted with our kids. We loved looking at all of the
photographs they brought in on their teaching,,,,ideas, pictures of kids
working, finished projects...lesson plans...etc.. I especially liked to see
some of the actual lesson plans and finished childrens' projects that were
small enough to bring in. I enjoyed having discussions with the teachers
about the projects and how they were similar and different from what we do at
our school. Our headmaster let us give him our feedback about each teacher
we interviewed, and the ones that took the time to show us pictures, discuss
curriculum and lessons were the ones we highly recomended. So---now I also
keep logs and pictures of what my kids do....finial project pictures....kids
working....lesson plans...dates I do particular lessons that revolve around
the academic teacher's curriculum (eg. Native American,
Egypt...Australia...endangered animals....etc.) It helps me organize my year
and it will give me a portfolio when and if I interview somewhere else. good
luck.