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Bev Engel

Biography: Bev Engel has been teaching in and consulting to the field of Early Childhood Education for nearly thirty years. After beginning her career as a preschool teacher, Bev became a tenured faculty member of the Early Childhood Education Department at Vanier College in Montreal, where she taught early childhood curriculum design and implementation and supervised students in fieldwork practice. She has been a full time consultant to both educational and business organizations since moving to Maine in 1992. Bev offers workshops and seminars in a variety of areas. She has also guided child care centers and school systems in re-energizing and reorganizing existing early childhood services so that they reflect developmentally appropriate practice and current thinking in the field. Bev holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Sir George Williams University (Montreal), a Master of Arts in Organization Development and Leadership from Goddard College (Vermont) and a Graduate Diploma in College Teaching from McGill University (Montreal). She has done advanced training in Human Interaction and Conflict Management and is certified in the administration and application of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Website: www.focusedportfolios.com

Bev Engel's Books

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  • Focused Portfolios: A Complete Assessment for the Young Child

    Authors: Gaye Gronlund, MA, Gaye Gronlund, MA, Bev Engel, Gaye Gronlund, MA
    Product Code: 510101
    ISBN: 978-192961007-5

    Description & More Details

    Focused Portfolios sample Author Interviews

    This book helps you assess children's progress in four areas (Favorites, Friends, Family, and Developmental Milestones). It includes a complete introduction to the Focused Portfolios™ method, many step-by-step examples, and all the forms for portfolio collection.

    Especially designed for inclusive classrooms, this text is perfect for beginning or experienced teachers. It's also an excellent parent communication tool.

    See also Focused Early Learning.


    "Designed for teachers of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in group care and family child care, Focused Portfolios is a comprehensive—yet easy-to-use—system to document children's growth and learning for the purpose of assessment and curriculum planning.
    320 pages, softbound.
    "The authors give detail on collecting the documentation, including such points as how to fit documentation into a busy day, presenting the portfolio in parent conferences, and using documentation to plan curriculum that supports children's current development, extends their interests and passions, and challenges them to achieve milestone behaviors and skills."
    Young Children