Getting Recommendations

 

Professional Employment 
    Portfolio


Resume

Philosophy

Field Experiences

Lessons, Units, Tech Projects

Modifying
Lessons

Assessment

Teacher Work Sample

See Me at Work Photos, Videos

References 

Final Reflection


Whom to ask . . .

Professionals who have observed you teaching or training groups

Coaches may be able to react to your leadership, teamwork, and perseverance

Managers who can comment on your ability to work as a team member

Supervisors who can comment on your attention to detail

Advisors may have a sense of your maturity, ability to to accept criticism, academic commitment

Community members who can describe your commitment and perseverance on projects

Supervisors who can offer reactions about your writing skills

Leaders who can discuss your organizational abilities

Professionals who can highlight your scholarship and research capacity

Professors who can discuss your reliability, initiative, and analytical ability

Consider requesting teachers and administrators at a school or service learning site to observe you/comment on your contributions. 

How to ask . . .

Do get permission.

"Would you be able to write a favorable recommendation  in my behalf describing my work noting  _________________________ for a future position in teaching/administration?"

Provide resume and list of projects and tasks to help remind recommender of your work together

Note the deadline the recommendation is needed. Provide a stamped addressed envelope.

Follow-Up . . .

 Pleasantly check to insure that the reference was sent on the deadline. Acknowledge their willingness to help you. 

Learning /
 Assessment 
Portfolio

Standards

Courses

What's an 
Artifact?

Developing a 
Philosophy 
Statement

Service Learning

Field Experience

Lesson Plans

Curriculum Units

Tech Projects

Gallery/Exhibition 

Assessment 
Strategies

Action Research 
Projects

Working 
with Families
 

Recommendations

Reflection

   
     

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Roberta Devlin-Scherer, Seton Hall University
January 2, 2001
Updated  02/06/03
devlinrb@shu.edu