The Power of Portfolios: What Children Can Teach Us About Learning and Assessment
August 2001, Jossey-Bass
LESSON 1: Children Can Assess Their Own Learning.
LESSON 2: Children Learn All the Time.
LESSON 3: Teachers Learn All the Time, Too.
LESSON 4: Getting Clear on Portfolio Purpose, Ownership, and Content.
LESSON 5: Portfolios Encourage Children to Think About Their Learning.
LESSON 6: Portfolios Respond to the Individual Needs of Students.
LESSON 7: Designating a Space and Place for Gathering Memories.
LESSON 8: A Celebration Connects Child, Portfolio, and Audience.
LESSON 9: Teaching Parents How to Be Part of the Portfolio Conference.
LESSON 10: Listening for Children's Meaning.
LESSON 11: Creating a Language for Portfolios.
CONCLUSION: Lessons Learned About Portfolios.
"...grounded in theory and experience...recommended at all levels." (Choice, 9/02)
"Overall The Power of Portfolios is an excellent book." (Arts and Activities, 9/02) "Provides vivid examples of the ways in which children can become the curators of their own work, thus not only advancing their own learning but helping teachers and parents understand better what they have learned. It's a fine contribution and one that I highly recommend." (Elliot W. Eisner, Lee Jacks Professor of Education and Professor of Art, Stanford University)
"At last, a book about portfolios that goes beyond the buzzwords. Drawing on fifteen years of `hands-on' experience, Beth Hebert vividly conveys the educational dividends of a genuine portfolio culture." (Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education)
"A practical and inspiring look at how portfolios can help us understand and assess a child's learning. Perfect for use as a faculty book study." (Thomas J. Sergiovanni, Lillian Radford Professor of Education, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas)
"This book is a comprehensive guide to creating an ongoing portfolio from kindergarten to fifth grade. An additional bonus, that can be found in the book, is what can be accomplished when a staff works together for a common goal." (Lucy Biles, media specialist, Gaston County Schools)