by Connie Cave

Connie Cave's Secondary Education Portfolio

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Connie Smith Cave

Table of Contents


A man who can make you believe absurdities,
can make you commit atrocities.
- Voltaire


Section I: Introduction and Beliefs


Table of Contents


Introduction to the Portfolio

Philosophy Statement


Section II: Learning / Teaching Experiences and Artifacts


Planning and Instruction
   A unit that I created
   A formal unit plan which I have taught
   Samples and analysis of my two best lessons
   Samples and analysis of my two "evolving" lessons
   Language and literacy development


Assessment and Evaluation
   Samples of student work
   Samples of rubrics
   Sample of record-keeping form


Individual Students Needs
   Examples of ways I adapted lessons


Management and Organization
   Classroom floorplan


Teacher as a Life-Long Learner: Professional Growth and Development
   Annotated list of readings
   Summary reflection of student teaching
   Learning agenda


Section III: Personal Artifacts


   Letters of recommendation
   Certification test scores
   Inspirational items



To be a woman is to take responsibility for your actions, and for the time you consume, and the space you occupy. It is to strive for constancy in all things - to stretch, to grow, to be courageous enough to change course, or change your mind as you discover new truths. - Maya Angelou