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Too Many Questions
by Jennifer Sinotte

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

December 8, 2003

I've begun the student profile for entry number three. I knew immediately which student I wanted this entry to focus on, but that was only half the battle. I'm now in the process of gathering the information I need to answer all the questions in each section of the entry. I didn't realize how much research I was going to have to do to accomplish each piece. The research is very time consuming -- and time is one thing I'm running out of.

I've logged in a lot of hours working on this, and I keep asking myself "Why????" Is this process really going to make me a better teacher? Will it be something I'll look back on and say was it worth all the extra time -- if I don't make national board certification? Those are the questions that are constantly going through my mind.

I think I should stop asking the questions and keep working!

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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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