Hi Everyone! It's been a long time since I was on here (i've been busy)! I finally completed my Master's degree and AIG certification (gifted students). My husband was just transferred and we are moving about 2 hours away. I have an interview on Tuesday and really really really want this job. It's for a third grade teaching position (not AIG). All of my administrators have a lot of respect for me and have no doubt that I will get it, but I'm the one going to the interview! I have some ideas about what will make me stand out. Would anyone mind giving me some feedback? -I had my students write reference letters for me. I gave them a format and starting sentence, but they picked out details and things about me to say. Then they peer edited and I have not read them. (i did this before and got the job- everyone was amazed by the effort) -my 5th grade students wrote and produced a newscast this year. I thought about showing the principal on my iPad (got it for graduation). I want to show that I'm not afraid of technology and I will be able to use the iPad in class. -I thought about writing a proposal of things that I want to accomplish professionally and for the school (ie. write a grant for technology, write a grant for a greenhouse to grow our own food-goes along with the nutrition in schools thing, pursue Nat'l Boards, start a school newscast, etc.). However, I don't want it to come across as "i'm coming in to change things or take over." I just want her to know that I have give a lot of thought to where I want to go in education. I seriously do want to pursue these things, it's not just fluff. -share a student made independent project. I had my 3rd graders do independent projects. I picked the big topic and they focused on one small area (ie. I said solar system, he picked the moon). He did an amazing job and thought it would be cool to show. Any other ideas???? I have heard of the proposal thing for administrator interviews, but not for teaching. The interview is for 3rd grade in a rural school. The school does not have a lot of technology from what I remember. However, the district I am currently in uses A LOT. Like iPod Touch carts for classrooms, interactive boards, etc. Thank you in advance for any advice offered! I truly appreciate it!!