that make up the portfolio are based on what the National Board calls
"standards." They recommend that you read and know the standards inside
and out. When writing up the entries, they want you to address how your examples
and activities support the "standards" of accomplished teaching.
Nothing in the
portfolio is left to chance or happenstance. The instructions are clear and the
notebook is very well organized to help you work your way through the entries.
Now if I could
just find a magic way to get all of the work finished.
I'm trying to
have four of the entries roughed out by Christmas. I'm saving the two core
entries (literature and composition) for the new year. Gee, what if Y2K is for real
and the world comes to an end...all of my hard work would be for zilch.