By Giselle O. Martin-Kniep
What do specialist portfolios encompass? who're their audiences? Why may still academics and directors use them? How are they based? In "Capturing the knowledge of Practice," Giselle Martin-Kniep solutions those and different questions, drawing on her paintings with greater than 3,000 lecturers and directors from four hundred college districts. via excerpts from genuine portfolios, Martin-Kniep illustrates the way to choose a number artifacts that might lead portfolio builders to judge and enhance their paintings. She additionally discusses utilizing portfolios for key reasons: studying, curriculum improvement and overview, study, and employees improvement. Readers will locate many useful techniques for construction and utilizing portfolios and examine what stipulations are wanted for fulfillment. "I am completely convinced," says Martin-Kniep, "that each expert who makes use of portfolios in a major manner becomes a greater instructor or administrator."
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What awareness did the den lead me to? Sometimes you don’t have to recreate the wheel. What you may choose to replace what you already have may not be as good. Just because it is new doesn’t make it better. We can spend a lot of energy fixing something the hard way, when a simpler, easier way may produce better results. I needed to be shown what could be. I had dismissed the possibility too casually, not giving it enough thought. I needed help (the power of example is a great motivator) to see that another way was better than my own plan.
I did, in fact, read everyone’s journal: 10 entries per student. I hate busywork and feel that kids deserve some feedback on their hard work. But it is overwhelming. • What are your strengths as a classroom assessor? • What are the most immediate challenges you face in grading students? • How do you address those challenges currently? • What do you now understand about curriculum integration that you didn’t know before? Rosemary Paulson, a kindergarten teacher in Levittown, New York, recorded an entry in her journal in response to the prompts: • What do you now understand about authentic assessment?
I like the idea of sharing your outcomes with students. It will help them get focused and make your agenda explicit. . Habitual Reflective Practice Like students, teachers are best able to internalize reflection if they engage in this process regularly. This practice is illustrated by Leslie Anderson in the following entries: December 12: Most afternoons after the kids leave, I slowly straighten the room, then think about my day and what I need to do in the near future. I look over student work.
Capturing the Wisdom of Practice: Professional Portfolios for Educators by Giselle O. Martin-Kniep