Dear Mr. Jackson,

We would like to invite you to be on our Lunch Time Leaders Podcast that we do as part of our Social Studies class at Moran Middle School in Wallingford, CT. We interview leaders in our community and beyond to talk about the challenges of being successfully prepared for the 21st Century. (Couple of Personal Sentences Here) We would like to do the interview on Month, (MonorFri), 2009 at (11:30am/timezone?). The interviews are usually approximately 15 minutes long. The interview would require us to have us call you on your phone in order for our system to record it, do it with Skype if you have that capability, or doing it live in our school is also an option. You can view our website and see examples of our other interviews on our podcast website, A list of the questions that would be asked are below. If any major changes are made we will send them to you at least a week before the interview
We look forward to hearing from you,

Sania, Erin, Hayley, Rachel, and Jessica

The questions below can be altered and modified depending on the person's occupation:
note that the questions focus on advice from that career for the future
What inspired you and Hans Schoenburg to create GiftFlow?
What are some of the greatest challenges you have ever faced in life?

What skills/abilities do you feel students need to have to be successful in the 21st century as employees?

What are your thoughts regarding how much we should focus on learning facts versus focusing on students’ ability to learn, adapt, and grow?

There is also a lot of discussion in education on the tension between being successful as an individual and being successful as part of a group or team. We’d like to hear more about your thoughts regarding this.

What was the best learning/educational experience you have had? Why?

When we're done today, what's the one most important "take-away" message you'd like our teachers and students to hear?