What is the purpose of the Teacher Work Sample? What are the major elements that should be included? How will you implement/use it in the classroom?
The purpose of a Teacher Work sample is to help a teacher demonstrate competence in creating, teaching and assessing lessons in a standards-based instructional unit. This process is beneficial for teachers of all levels and all subjects. A critical aspect of the process is reflection. Teachers must take adequate time to honestly reflect upon their work and then recommend changes for the future. Many teachers use the Teacher Work Sample as part of a portfolio to demonstrate competence in a student-teaching situation. It is also helpful to use the Teacher Work ...
Teacher work samples are being used by colleges and universities everywhere to help teaching candidates reflect upon what they have learned during student teaching experiences.