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Lesson Plans


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Fields, Linda (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 09:48:09 -0500

What a great idea! Most school systems require one to fill out their
boring old formal applications anyway, so fancy fonts, etc. would
probably be lost in the shuffle. Linda

> ----------
> From: Sandra Hildreth[SMTP:shildret]
> Reply To: shildret
> Sent: Sunday, February 22, 1998 9:30 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: RESUMES
> As someone who helps art student teachers through their professional
> semester, which requires a portfolio to be submitted at the end, I
> will
> share some things that we advise our students to do. The portfolio is
> meant to be an item they take with them to job interviews - it needs
> to
> contain their philosophy of education, resume, a complete curriculum
> unit (written rationale, lesson plans, examples of student work,
> assessments, field notes, bibliography, etc.) and documents or
> products
> that show evidence of working with special needs students, classroom
> management techniques, and professional development plans. These of
> course are beginning teachers. For someone with experience, I would
> also
> suggest the same items - but there should be more evidence of
> curriculum
> and teaching accomplishments. I'd skip any fancy fonts or extra stuff
> on
> the resume - keep it basic and professional. Most of the time it is
> administrators reviewing resumes, not artists. Oh, and very important
> -
> have a table of contents for your portfolio and numbered pages, or
> colored tabs or some other method of easily locating a specific item.
> We
> strongly suggest to student teachers applying for jobs that they bring
> their portfolio with them to their interview, but not push it upon
> anyone to look at. Wait for the right moment - if the interviewer
> happens to ask about classroom management techniquesphilosophy of
> education, then open the portfolio to the appropriate place and use it
> to illustrate your explanations. Rarely do we expect an interviewer to
> have the time to read through an entire portfolio - but if it appears
> well organized, neat, professional, and it is introduced into the
> interview process when appropriate, it should have a very positive
> impact.
> --
> Sandra Hildreth
> C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literacy through Art & Social Studies)
> Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
> Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617