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Crunch Time
by Jennifer Sinotte

Jennifer Sinotte is working toward National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist / Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood.

December 1, 2003

Well, I guess it's crunch time -- all four entries are due in just two months! This week, I'm trying to decide on my video for entry number three, which involves social skills. I'm having a difficult time choosing what I think will work best. I keep asking myself whether this video should focus on my instruction or on the child in socializing with her peers. Over and over again, I ask myself, "What will they be looking for?"

Picking a video segment when you're constantly second guessing yourself is difficult, so I showed the videos I was considering to my colleague. She helped me narrow down the important aspects of each video; that, in turn, helped me pick the one I think will work best for entry three.

While all this is going on, I'm still trying to put the finishing touches on my other entries. I'm beginning to feel the pressure again!

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Meet Jennifer Sinotte

Jennifer Sinotte received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Franklin Pierce College in May 1992, and her master's degree in special education from Providence College in May of 1998. Jennifer has spent her teaching career at Bradford Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island. For the first two years of her career, she was a resource teacher for grades four and five. For the past four years, Jennifer taught in a primary self-contained classroom, and recently switched to full-day kindergarten.

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