Jumbo Book of Teacher Tips and Timesavers

Teaching Tip of the Month

This month's Teaching Tip comes from Jumbo Book of Teacher Tips and Timesavers.


Portfolios have many functions from showcasing to assessment. A teacher may decide to have only one kind or all of them at once. Some of them belong to the student, some to the teacher, and some are jointly owned. In the process of starting somewhere, a teacher may change from one method to another, and it is important to remember that the portfolio process is not etched in stone. It is perfectly all right to try different approaches before finding the one that is most comfortable and productive for all concerned. None of them is right for everyone, and their names are not important. Different educators call them by different names.

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