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Developing Your Portfolio - Enhancing Your…

Developing Your Portfolio - Enhancing Your Learning and Showing Your…

by Marianne Jones

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Portfolios aren’t just for documenting the work of young children—they can also be powerful resources for early childhood educators’ professional training and development. From evaluating one’s classroom practice to showcasing skills and accomplishments, professional portfolios are a comprehensive record of a career in its entirety. In this book, Marianne Jones and Marilyn Shelton guide both practicing and pre-serve instructors through the process of showcasing their own teaching skills. The authors present numerous examples taken from successful portfolios, provide helpful tips and strategies, combine theory and practice for developing portfolios, and walk readers step-by-step through the creation process. This essential guide will accessibly and effectively guide early childhood educators through the recording of their emerging abilities.

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"Portfolios aren't just for documenting the work of young children--they can also be powerful resources for early childhood educators' professional preparation and development, from evaluating one's classroom practice to showcasing skills and accomplishments. Veteran teacher educators Marianne Jones and Marilyn Shelton provide practical and comprehensive guidance on developing a portfolio specific to the needs of pre- and in-service teachers of young children. This updated new edition features: - A flexible and friendly approach that guides students at varying levels of experience through the portfolio process. - New material on portfolio planning and organization and additional coverage on writing rationales and captions - A companion website with additional instructor and student resources such as guides for activities, PowerPoint slides, printable templates, questions to ponder, and worksheets for improving students' portfolio skills. Both theoretical and practical, this valuable resource addresses issues and mechanics related to process and product, instruction and guidance techniques, the role of reflection, and assessment strategies. With concrete examples, rubrics, tips, and exercises, this book provides a step-by-step guide to creating a professional teaching portfolio"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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