On top of organizing your materials on your computer, you should do so in a binder, as well.  Here’s what you should do:

  • Buy a 2” binder.
  • Print the edTPA® Handbook, as well as the support guide, Making Good Choices (©2014, SCALE). Put these inside the binder.  Separate them using tabs.
  • Download the templates and open them in Word. Expand the blank space within each template for taking notes.
  • Print these templates.
  • Add the templates to your binder, continuing to organize everything with tabs so they are easy to find.

After you’ve put together your binder, read through each template and jot down any questions you have.  Make notes of your ideas in the space you created for your notes.

Also, buy some highlighters. Use them.