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You Gotta Start Somewhere!
by Elizabeth Scheibl

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

October 6, 2003

Things are moving along slowly, but surely. I've managed to organize all of Entry 4, but I'm continuing to gather extra documentation -- just in case. I've made decisions about my upcoming entries and gotten back all the necessary permission slips.

I even managed to get in a practice video and -- even though I hated the way I looked on tape -- the kids were pretty good. I spoke to my students about the process before I began taping, and they seemed really excited. They think they're getting their 15 minutes of fame!

I plan to try a few more practices tapings, and then I'm on to the real thing. I've selected two to four possible lessons that reflect the criteria -- integrating math with science. I hope to start looking at the videotapes within the week, and to begin thinking about my analysis of it.

I suspect that my timeline might be wishful thinking...but you've gotta start somewhere!

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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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