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Dealing With Doubts
by Elizabeth Scheibl

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

January 12, 2004

Moving along slowly -- I just can't seem to make any progress. I finished taping three different social studies lessons, but after taking some time off and then looking at them again, I'm not convinced that I want to use the one I planned to use. In fact, now I don't really like any of them. The one I was going to use doesn't seem to contain the kind of conversation I need.

I have no idea what to do. There's no time to re-tapewith only a few weeks left before I need to have it all organized and ready to mail out, I still have something undone in each entry. I still need to gather documentation for the other three entries and, oh yeah, I still have to write Entry 2. In the past, finalizing the writing of an entry has taken a couple of months. I don't have that kind of time left and my energy is just about gone, too.

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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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