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"Teaching is about learning, some days I learn a whole lot more than I teach."


I first hear about NBPTS
Applying in Idaho
Orientation at the U of I
The "box" arrives
Why do this to yourself?
Do's and Don'ts
The projects/portfolio
My students are in it too
My fellow coworkers
Prepping for the tests
Education/Misc. Links
Resources and Help Center  E-mail address

 

 

 

HOORAY FOR THE STUDENTS...WITHOUT THEM I'D JUST BE AN ECCENTRIC, BABBLING ABOUT  THE VIRTUES   OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE TO A NATION WORSHIPPING AT THE FEET OF GERALD SEINFELD AND COMPANY.

                My intention this year is to enlist my alternative high school students into helping me with my portfolio projects for National Boards.  I'm thinking that together we can pull this off.   For one thing who knows more about  what makes a great and exciting lesson (worthwhile and relevant and meaningful) than the folks who will be sitting through the lesson?

                I've actually been told by teachers who have been through this part of the "boards" that kids (even elementary level) begin to see the project as theirs.  One teacher told me that after she submitted her portfolio, the kids started to quiz her on just how long it would be before the results arrived.  Quite a few of them actually came back in September and asked her how "they" did. 

                I think that's kind of neat.

 

                               

 

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  The comments expressed on this site are my personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of  the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.  All rights reserved by William C. Dean.  July 1999.