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When Will It End?
by Elizabeth Scheibl

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

January 26, 2004

I've managed a little progress with Entry 2. I had hoped to be a little further along, but I'll take what I can get. I think it is true that by the time you get to your last entry, you are more precise in your writing and things come easier. Getting started is the hard part!

On top of that, I'm really beginning to stress about the computer test portion of the processI haven't thought about it the whole time and I'll need to take it in February. My certification area covers up to age 12; I have very little experience with the sixth/seventh grade curriculum, so I have no idea where to begin. I'm also not the world's fastest typist. I can hold my own when I don't have a time limit, but in this test, you get a half- hour and then the screen changes. OUCH! They say you don't even have time for spell check. I'm a master at spelling students as studnets when rushing, and I don't think that will go over well. I used to think I was better under pressure -- not anymore. I just want this to be over with!

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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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