Cover Letter Advice!!

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  1. Mldouglas

    Mldouglas Comrade

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    I have a question. I don't want to sound stupid but I have recently just finished my teaching portfolio and I took it into my job to have a co-worker look at it. She suggested that I have a cover letter in the front of my portfolio. Here is my question, do you think a principal would think I was crazy or stupid for including a cover letter in my portfolio when I will be sending a cover letter with my portfolio attached? Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. lemonhead

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    I don't think you need a coverletter in your portfolio if your coverletter is already with it.
     
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    I second that.
     
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    Portfolio

    May I ask what is in your portfolio? I never put one together this year and it was my first. I never had time to do anything but work on lessons.
     
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    I did not put a cover letter in my portfolio but I did start it off with a title page. It included my name, contact information, a graphic and an excerpt from my teaching a learning statement (basically my philosophy of teaching). My university requires a portfolio which is reviewed by a panel before they will recommend you for certification, and I received compliments for having a title page.

    To the poster who wondered what to put in a portfolio, I based mine on the "student teaching standards" of my university, which are aligned with my state's standards. Basically I included artifacts (lesson plans, letters of rec, photos of students, etc.) that demonstrated each standard. It was a really easy way to organize my portfolio and make sure I was showing everything I wanted to.
     

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