Report on ‘Importance of Portfolio’
All schools require a track record or a case history of the child (like the medical case history available in hospital) to
explore the student’s origin, parents occupation, academic performance, co-curricular activities, etc. Therefore the
student handbook and teacher handbook which can be maintained in the name of ‘Portfolio’ and its importance was
given in the meeting. The same was conducted as a session wherein the agenda was as follows:
Before the start of the session teachers of all grades were grouped into a team of either 11 or 10 teachers. Then an
introduction on Pearsons limited statistics on Tier I, II & III types of child learning and their respective percentages.
The role of teachers in upbringing the students to perform well and succeed was also shared by the HR Team. Later a
case study sample was given and they were asked to work in teams of 10 or 11 (totally 5 teams involving 54 teachers)
altogether and write the points in a chart that was already bifurcated into quarter of Observation, Diagnosis,
Remediation/ Evaluation Tool and Student Outcome.
Post which Mr.Abinath – MD shared in detail how to prepare the chart and make an effective team wise presentation
emphasizing the need for observation, diagnosis, remediation / evaluation tool and student outcome respectively.
Later the teachers were given with 20 minutes time to work on the chart and each team was asked to make a
presentation for 7 minutes. Each team presented after discussing the case study given to them, after presentation MD
& DA probed in about the presented points in each quarter.
Finally, the reason for which the chart was prepared by informing the importance of ‘portfolios’ which would be a
document of student and teacher that has a record of each and everything. A hardcopy of the portfolio was distributed
for them to give their feedback and inputs if any. Teachers added a few inputs like the autobiography column, why not
given as a student handbook, etc.
Finally, after their inputs each of the teachers were asked to fillin the journal / session reflection sheets and came to a
closure after tea was served to them.