chapter  3
Putting Portfolios into A ctio n
Pages 16

Chapter 2 develops the conceptual foundation for a system of teacher evalu­ ation and professional growth using portfolios. However, as the old adage goes, the devil is in the details. As w ith any initiative in an organizational setting, you must grapple with, and overcome, the logistical issues that can turn a conceptu­ ally valid idea into an unrealized or counterproductive flop. In this chapter, we intend to help teachers and administrators avoid that fate. Specifically, we an­ swer these two questions:

1. W hat practical tips w ill help teachers assemble and sustain portfo­ lios?