Allora ecco la struttura di un TP:
- A brief cover letter or mission statement stating the purpose of the portfolio
- A current/updated resume
- A brief biography of the teacher (highlighting educational, personal, and professional background)
- Information about professional activities and affiliations beyond the school
- Scores from any required testing (e.g. Praxis)
- Copies of any pertinent documents (i.e. teaching license(s), additional certifications, etc.)
- A personal statement that emphasizes one’s teaching philosophy
- Documentation of continuing education (i.e. graduate study, workshops, etc.)
- Any letters of commendation or documentation of awards received
- Sample copies of communication with parents (i.e. class newsletters, congratulatory letters, etc.)
- Teacher-made classroom documents (i.e. lesson plans, handouts, tests, rubrics, etc.)
- Examples of student work that represent your teaching philosophy
- Photographs from your classroom (i.e. lessons or learning centers, bulletin boards, student projects, etc.)
- Records of formal observations
- A brief video of a lesson
ma soprattutto la FILOSOFIA DEL DOCENTE:
- Why do I teach?
- How do students learn?
- What advice would I give to a beginning teacher regarding teaching philosophy?
- What should the relationship between teacher and student be like?
- What motivates students to learn and improve?
- What is the primary goal I have for my students?
- What role should parents play in the education of their children?
- What is the most important thing that every classroom should have?
- Under what circumstances would I ever leave this profession?
- Am I the best teacher I can be?
- Who is the best teacher I have ever seen and what made him/her so special?
- As a teacher, what is the most important thing I do everyday?
DIrei che posso chiudere con questa vignetta che rispecchia pienamente il mio pensiero attuale: