IntroductionA student portfolio is a comprehensive, ongoing collection of work samples, projects, and other supporting bodies of evidence that demonstrate a student’s present level of educational performance and serves as an assessment tool. Unlike standardized assessments in the form of tests, portfolios provide a broader picture of the entirety of the student’s learning process. This full picture of the student assists teachers when developing learning opportunities and tracking progress. Essentially, portfolios should fulfill the following criteria: Demonstration of academic achievement and progress Alignment with grade-level standards. Reflections on the individual’s learning process Archive of accomplished work.
Purpose of Student PortfolioEssentially, a portfolio serves as an alternative assessment tool to more formal methods. This comprehensive assessment is necessary when looking at the implementation of teaching methods such as constructivism, which is a theory that focuses on the individual learner playing an active role in the building of knowledge, as well as multiple intelligence theory. Both of these philosophies require a broad assessment due to the nature of the learning process which is applied to demonstrating knowledge in various ways, not simply paper and pencil tasks and tests. Methods requiring critical thinking, open-ended questions, and project-based learning go hand in hand with portfolio assessments.
Benefits of Student Portfolio
Environment Day (June 5, 2022)
The world Environmental Day is celebrated on June 5th every year. In our college campus we have planted many plant saplings. Our principle planted the sapling and initiated the function and addressed the students with importance of preserving the nature. We students had an interactive session on how to conserve our earth from global warming.
Webinar on Stock and Portfolio Management (July 18, 2022)
A webinar session was conducted by finance expert Manisha Chowdary. She explained many things about investment. The session was more interactive and much useful regarding investment. The session includes measures like expected return on investment, payback period, debt service coverage ratio, growth rates and potential tax attributes, such as deductions or credits.
Independence Day Celebration (August 15, 2022)
Independence Day was celebrated in the school campus with District Education Officer being the chief guest of the day. The flag was hoisted by the DEO. She addressed the students with patriotic message and she distributed the sweets. Students were performed a small skit on freedom struggle.
Educational Trip to Regional Science Center (August 27, 2022)
We visited the Regional Science Center as part of the educational field trip from our college along with our fellow classmates and teachers. It was an interesting experience as we got to see several science and mathematical models and we also go to do hands on activity with the models. We also saw a 3D movie which was truly mesmerizing. It was a day well spent.
Teacher’s Day (September 5, 2022)
Teacher’s Day was grandly celebrated by the students in memory of the birth anniversary of our second president of India Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan . Students performed several dance and drama as a way to appreciate the efforts put in by the teachers. Games were conducted for the teachers and prizes were distributed.
Fire and Rescue Demonstration (September 21, 2022)
The Fire and Rescue team of Peelmedu Fire Station conducted a demonstration on the emergency measures to be taken during the times accidents or catastrophes. They exhibited several equipment that would be used at the times of emergency rescue. It was a mind boggling day for the students as it gave an idea on the operations and working of the fire and rescue department. The fire team also explained the steps to be taken to avoid and reduce the risk of fire and accidents.
World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2022)
The importance of mental well being was highlighted to the students. The different ways of maintaining a good mental health was discussed in the class. The students also go to know several ways to avoid stress which will affect happiness. The benefits of Yoga and Meditation was informed to the students. It was an eye opening day for them.
International Girl Child Day (October 11, 2022)
The importance of girls and women in a society was explained to the students. The awareness on the practice of female infanticide was created to show the students how it is a bad culture that will affect the human species all together. The need for appreciation of girls and women was highlighted and it was discussed that girls and women are an integral part of the human society.
World Vegan Day (November 1, 2022)
The importance of good and healthy food was discussed. The benefits of consuming Vegetarian and Vegan food was introduced to the students. The several health benefits was highlighted to the students.
World Tsunami Day (November 11, 2022)
World Tsunami Day was organized to help the students learn about the natural phenomenon of Tsunami and how it is formed under the ocean. The concept of tectonic plate movements was explained to the students and the amount of destruction the tsunami brings to the human lives was also discussed.
Children’s Day (November 14, 2022)
In the memory of our first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the Children’s day was celebrated in the school campus. The teachers conducted several games and competitions for the students and distribute prizes to the event winners. The principal distributed sweets to the beloved students of the school.
Tree Planting Day (November 25, 2022)
Tree planting was conducted at the school along with all the student of grade 9 and teachers of higher grades. The importance of planting trees was the main objective of the day. The students got to understand the need for trees and the process of planting the trees which will ultimately benefit the human beings.
ConclusionA portfolio is a systematic collection of student work that represents student activities, accomplishments, and achievements over a specific period of time in one or more areas of the curriculum. I believe that classroom management is very important in order for meaningful learning to happen. I prepared to be a proactive teacher in preventing problems, by letting students practice positive behaviour and using praise to encourage it. I know I will always have to be flexible when constructing lessons and make sure it fits the level of my students. I will always be a role model with a positive behavior and provide constructive feedback. A lot of experience I gained through this teaching practice and it helped me to improve as a teacher and as a person.
Student Teacher Name: Prithiv Aanand R
College: Dr. G.R.Damodaran College of Education
Training School: Corporation Higher Secondary School, Peelamedu, Coimbatore