It's for a teaching assistant position, not a para position - although I did also apply for a para position in this district. If the student who is unmotivated is having difficulty understanding the content, I can help break it down into easier-to-digest language without talking down to them - I am good with rephrasing things. To build rapport initially, I can ask them how their weekend was, how their day was yesterday after school, things like that. If the student is involved in any school activities, i.e. band - going to a concert or something of that nature can go a long way to help establishing rapport with a student. First, i'm going to try to translate this: "And what are some ways you are going to exhibit a passion for this? Keep in mind there we be other candidates with experience who know ??? or may have connections in the district. In an interview, you always need to stand out in a good way." Well, they already know i'm disabled - that's was in the accommodations section of the application. I put that I have cerebral palsy that causes me to have upper body weakness. How do I exhibit a passion? I presume with my voice - but my affect is rather flat from what I have been told. My therapist says my affect is not flat, however. I suppose I can exhibit my passion through the knowledge I possess. If they ask any special education questions - I can certain wow them with that.