Working group 2 - Coach
Discussion on the role of the teacher in the development of the Portfolio. This is a very important part of the whole discussion because the responcibility for a well-developed portfolio, as well as for a successful student falls on the teacher. Teachers should challenge students while simultaneously provide support and create a 'safe' environment--one where students are confident that their contributions and feelings will be respected.
Continuous reflection facilitates the coaching role by providing portfolio related information in a timely manner.