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Call Me Overwhelmed
by Elizabeth Scheibl

Elizabeth Scheibl is working toward National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

September 8, 2003

It is hard to believe that I am still working on entry four of the certification requirements. I thought for sure that it would have been finished long before summer's end, but I'm still fine-tuning my accomplishments and searching for verification pieces. I did get together again with my friend (and fellow certification seeker) to see where we both are so far. These meetings continue to be helpful to both of us. I also began looking at the directions for the remaining entries. I started to sift through my social studies and science curriculum to find lessons that would be suitable for the video portion of my portfolio. The best way to describe me at this stage is overwhelmed. I haven't had as much time to work on the entry as before. I thought the accomplishment piece was time consuming -- and I didn't have the added stress of working over the summer! I'm worried about finding the time, now that school is back in session, to devote to the next three entries that require even more attention. I am back now to my old refrain, "What was I thinking?"

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Meet Elizabeth Scheibl

Elizabeth Scheibl received her bachelor's degree in English literature and elementary education from Providence College in May 1990. For five years, she was a resource teacher at Bradford Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island. For the past eight years, she has taught fourth grade at the school. Elizabeth enjoys the daily challenges that teaching offers and strives to grow and better herself as an educator.

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