As important changes are taking place in education regarding teaching as a complex issue, news ways for evaluating teachers’ practices are being explored to enhance their teaching quality - a sine qua non- condition to make learning come alive for students. Indeed teachers’ development has become the forefront concern of school reforms, policy makers, educators and those in charge of evaluating their performance in the classroom. However, this new interest was challenged, by two main questions:
How can teachers develop?
How can their accomplishments be measured and their efforts evaluated?
The answers were found in the fine arts where artists’ work is exhibited in art galleries. Artists display the best of their paintings and drawings, leaving in this way a chance for both amateurs and professionals see what they have accomplished and value their work. Likewise teachers’ efforts and growth can be fleshed out through a teacher portfolio (TP) that documents three key components: their goals, accomplishments and their reflection about their practices.