Your teacher portfolio is an essential tool in your teacher interview. It provides hard evidence to back up what you are telling the interviewers about yourself as a teacher, your teaching style and abilities and your achievements during your teaching career.
We discuss what to include in your teaching portfolio and how to use it to your best advantage in your job interview.
Avoid over complicating your teacher portfolio. It should be easy to read and understand and well organized. Don't overload it with documents but stick to highlights and relevant examples of your teaching career.
Make sure it is up to date and that the pages are clean and neat. It should be bound in a neat and professional looking binder.
These are suggestions of what to include:
Have extra copies of your documents to leave with the interviewer if requested.
How to Use your Teacher Portfolio in your Interview
The Electronic Teacher Portfolio
There are advantages to creating an electronic portfolio. It can be sent with your application to several different positions, it can be accessed by more than one individual and it can be reviewed before and after your job interview. It also provides a showcase for your technology skills!
There are a number of ways to create an electronic portfolio. You can simply scan all the documents into an electronic file and save it as your portfolio. You can develop a presentation online using any number of applications including PowerPoint or you can use Google Docs to create and edit your portfolio.
Google Sites, amongst others, lets you build a website to
present your work and you can decide who can access the site.
Whatever format you select for your portfolio the content you include is key to the impact it makes. Having a well organized portfolio full of meaningful and relevant content to present in your teaching interview will give you a distinct advantage.
Teacher Interview Help
Teacher interview questions and answers about your classroom management and discipline skills as well as your ability to manage student relationships and parent contact.
Prepare for teaching interview questions that explore your subject knowledge, technological skills and your understanding of the specific teaching position.
Common teacher interview questions about your instructional skills and planning skills.
Always prepare a list of well-considered questions to ask in your teaching interview. Use these sample questions to ask in your interview to help you.Teacher Interview Thank You Letter
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