Hello IN my introduction I mentioned that I was presenting my portfolio the next day. That has been postponed due to unforeseen silliness at my school. However, I have to ask. Does the real world look at these cutesy little binders with glitter and flitz? I put some work into my portfolio and followed all the INTASC guidelines and added personal things like a copy of Taylor Mali's "What do teachers make" poem. I have seen several of my peers portfolios with some pretty well crafted, if maybe a little over the top works and I can't help but remember my time working with Human Resource for a large corporation. In those days if someone sent us anything more than a cover letter and one page resume, it was HR policy to bottom file them till we got through the short ones first. I always hated that and wonder how many darn good people we never glanced at because they didn't conform to the "standard business resume" format. So I ask, Do they (by they I mean school system admin/HR) really want to look at portfolios? Thanks for your input on this.