Victoria University Associate Professor Liz Jones is passionate about helping a range of professionals harness the potential of portfolios to improve their practice. Teacher portfolios are especially dear to her heart given Liz’s long career in education as a primary school teacher, principal, educational psychologist, teacher educator, and university academic. Liz entices readers to her publications through curly and alliterative titles, such as “Practice based evidence of evidence based practice” and “Enhancing professionalism through a professional practice portfolio”. In this set interview Liz keeps things simple by outlining different sorts of portfolios and what they can achieve for teaching careers and student learning. She explains how to develop powerful portfolios and avoid their pitfalls.