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How to Make a Professional Portfolio
From your Elementary Educators Guide

What better way to introduce your skills and achievements to prospective employers than with a perfectly designed professional portfolio?

Difficulty Level: Average    Time Required: 1 2 hours

Here's How:
  1. Create a file folder in which to file and save all professional documentation (flyers from conferences, test scores, photos, anything!)
  2. Visit your nearest office supply store and buy the nicest faux leather three ring binder they offer.
  3. Also, buy some plastic non-glare page protectors.
  4. Sort through the papers and documents you've been saving.
  5. Begin placing the items into your page protectors in a logical order, starting with your resume first.
  6. Continue by adding test scores, training documentation, evaluations, and lesson plans in the front of your portfolio.
  7. Include photos of you with students where appropriate.
  8. Add samples of student work as possible.
  9. Complete the portfolio with copies all available letters of recommendation.


  1. This is the time to strut your stuff, so include anything that demonstrates your skills and experience.
  2. You might also like to add a brief, typed explanation of your educational philosophy.
  3. Carry this portfolio with you to all interviews, job fairs, etc.

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