Hi, everyone! I'm still in the midst of getting ready to interview with school districts after the holidays... I'm working on my resume, and looking at some of the research and information I worked on in college so that I'm ready to back up my philosophies and strategies during interviews. I've been planning to make up a portfolio to take to my interviews - I have an information packet from the first internship I would have taken in college (if I hadn't opted to graduate without the certification) - I've looked up lots of information regarding portfolios on the Internet (I found basically the same information as I've already got). I also talked to a couple of teachers who didn't have portfolios at all when they interviewed...and landed their jobs just fine. My question is... Do I really need a portfolio when I interview? I was thinking that instead of creating and lugging around that huge volume (it would be enormous if I were to include everything listed in the internship packet) - perhaps I could create a small professional looking folder or presentation of sorts - including just the information that a principal would be really interested in... If that sounds like a good idea in your opinion, do you have a suggestion of something I need to be sure to include? My thoughts are that I would need my teaching philosophy, my behavior management plan, sample lesson plans, and some examples of my assessment and evaluation ideas. What else? Thank you so much for your help!